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The main objectives of FTTI 2019 Conference:

  • Discussion and development of principles and methods for optimizing the foreign languages teaching (FLT) and Russian as a foreign language (RFL) in higher education.

  • Analysis of models of integration of distance learning technologies in the educational process in the context of the introduction of new standards of general education.

  • Improving language training strategies and improving the quality of foreign languages teaching (FLT) and Russian as a foreign language (RFL) in the context of national and international educational standards.

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Accepted formats of FTTI 2019 Conference participation:

Oral presentations and pre- or post-conference workshops (in-person) and virtual (for those who cannot attend in person)

  • Plenary conferences are of 30 minutes length.

  • Presentations are of 20 minutes length, followed by a 10-minutes question period (with a predominantly theoretical content; research results must be connected to the thematic lines of the FTTI 2019 Conference).

See Journal Submission Requirements and Guidelines

in Russian and

in English

  • Virtual Presentation (Video Conferencing) is of 15 minutes length. By sending an e-mail to, you can submit a video recording of your virtual presentation, without attending the conference in person. Allowed formats for the videos are .avi, .mp4, and .flv, video size is kindly requested to be 100 Mb. While the Virtual Presentation is played at the special session, presenters might be connected via Skype if there is any need. The conference participants will have the opportunity to ask their questions to the presenter.

  • Post-conference workshops are of 2-3 hours length (with a practical approach to present teaching experiences, didactic proposals and new projects for teaching).

There will be a specific certificate for all participants, according to their type of registration.

The conference participation is free of charge.

Presentations can be given in English, Russian. Interpretation from Russian and English will be provided in plenary sessions only.

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Topics of FTTI 2019 Conference include (but are not limited to):

Foreign languages teaching:

  • Foreign languages teaching for academic, scientific and professional purposes

  • Development of communicative competencies and language skills

  • A cross-disciplinary approached to foreign languages teaching

  • Multi-level learning system and language competence of technical university students.

  • Modern approaches to teach a second/ foreign language

  • Research on language teaching and learning

  • Learning difficulties

  • Learning psychology


Technology innovations in education:

  • Role of ICT in language teaching and learning

  • Computer-assisted language learning

  • E-learning

  • Virtual learning environments

  • Assessment software tools

  • Machine learning

  • Blended learning

  • Videos for learning and educational multimedia

  • New trends and experiences


Russian as a foreign language:

  • Modern concepts of teaching Russian as a foreign language (training in grammar, types of speech activity, organization of a system for controlling knowledge at different stages of learning).

  • Professional orientation of teaching Russian as a second language.

  • Russian language in modern media space: personality, society, communication, culture.

  • Russian literature and Russian art in the aspect of Russian as a second language.

  • Actual issues of teaching Russian language and culture of speech in a non-philological university.

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