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The 4th YamELTA Conference takes place in the town of Gubkinsky on the 3rd and the 4th of November, 2017.
November, 3 - the plenary - Gubkinsky School 7, microrayon 12, 32
November, 4 - seminars and workshops, Gublinsky Secondary School # 3

Info Letter

Please download the Conference Information Letter





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Irina Rozina, PhD, professor of Information Technologies and Applied Mathematics Department, Southern University (IMB&L), Rostov-on-the-Don. President of two professional nongovernmental organizations – Russian Communication Association (RCA) and DonELTA. Associate editor of Russian Journal of Communication, an author of numerous monographs, workbooks and papers in computer-mediated communication. Irina Rozina coordinates the regional program for teens – English Access Microscholarship Project in Rostov-on-the-Don. She is a co-organizer of annual RCA panels on international communication conferences (ICA, NCA, ECREA).
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Svetlana Suchkova, PhD, associate professor, is a teacher of English, director of Higher School of Economics (Moscow) Academic Writing Center, teacher trainer, and Cambridge ESOL examiner (YLE, KET, PET, FCE, CAE, CPE, BEC, BULATS). Svetlana Suchkova has widely published in the field of ELT methodology. She authored a number of EFL course books for Russian university students and academics. She has participated in numerous national and international conferences with presentations and workshops. She is a member of the Management Board of the Russian Writing Centers Consortium.
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Olga Mironova is an Associate Professor at Nizhny Novgorod State Pedagogical University. She has been working in higher education for over 24 years and mostly engaged in teaching Lingvodidactics and Methodology of Foreign Language Teaching. Her research area covers the aspects of culture impact on language acquisition, teacher training, professional development. She is actively engaged in developing new courses and study programmes in the framework of new academic standards both for students and in-service teachers. In 2013 she started working with the team of Cambridge University Press Resource Centre in Nizhny Novgorod and now she is both Head and regional consultant. She is an active member of the National Association of Teachers of English and participant of numerous international projects and grant programmes.
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Akiva Weiss has a decade of experience teaching ESL/EFL, training teachers, and developing curriculum. He has worked in the Middle East, Asia, and Europe at the tertiary level, as well as in U.S. public schools. His current interests include Intercultural Communication, Competency-Based Learning, International Law, American Culture, Academic Writing, Alternative Assessments, and Public Speaking. Akiva holds graduate degrees in Special Education from Western Governor’s University, International Law from Oxford University, and is preparing to defend his doctoral thesis at Erasmus University Rotterdam. Most recently, Akiva has presented his research at Cambridge University, King’s College London, and the APSA conference in San Francisco
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Olga Barnashova has been involved in teacher development programmes for over 15 years as a teacher trainer, programme leader and manager. Till 2015 she was a head of English Language department in British Council Russia leading on a number of projects for English Language teachers including teacher training, materials design, online learning. She designed and organised the biggest ELT conference in Russia – the E-merging Forum. Olga is currently a leader of teacher development centre in Language Link Russia. She holds MA in Language Teaching from Lancaster University, UK.
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Masha Andrievich ("New School", Moscow) – Cambridge Delta, MA TEFL.
Masha has about 10 years of language teaching experience, both with adults and young learners in a variety of contexts – private language schools, colleges and state schools, too. Masha also is a teacher trainer (Language Link Moscow) and is mostly involved in courses and workshops dealing with young learners. Masha occasionally blogs at Professional interests: all things young learners, teenagers, developmental psychology, special educational needs, CLIL and assessment in the language classroom.
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Olga Rotko is an Assistant Professor, teacher trainer, e-moderator and interdisciplinary projects and academic mobility coordinator at Southern Federal University (Rostov-on-Don); regular speaker at ELT conferences; researcher; materials developer. Olga has taught English and Intercultural Communication in a variety of teaching contexts. She has been an English instructor at The English Access Microscholarship Program (an international project for teens from underprivileged backgrounds) for about 6 years and worked as an activity leader with teenagers and young learners at international summer camps in Russia, the US, Malta and Ireland. 
As DonELTA Vice-President Olga has a lot of experience in organising annual DonELTA Schools and professional development events for teachers. As a British Council (Wider Europe) teacher trainer Olga worked with teachers from Russia, Uzbekistan, Turkey and Northern Cyprus.
Olga is an active NATE Russia member and a participant of numerous international projects, including Erasmus+ and a Multi-regional Project entitled "American Language: English Teachers" administered by Graduate School USA (The International Visitor Leadership Program, 2017).
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Eugene A. Kolyadin, President of Yamalia English Language Teachers’ Association, holds a Ph D in Germanic Languages; teaches English and French to teenagers and adults. Academic interests include: Anglo-Saxon and the history of English; gender studies; FL teaching techniques, ICT in FL teaching, language testing and assessment and testing items writing.

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To register for the participation in the conference, please follow these three simple steps:
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Fill in the registration form on your computer (as a participant or a speaker). Download the Word file of the registration form below, please
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Pay the registration fee (till the 3rd of November):
RUR 250 for YamELTA members
RUR 500 for non-YamELTA members
in a bank (online banking services)
Download a bank money transfer form below, please
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Send the registration form and a copy of the bank receipt to YamELTA email address (Subject: Conference/Конференция): Speakers - till October 28; participants - till October, 31.

Registration Form


Registration Form






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The conference program is now being compiled and will be available no later than the 1st of November.
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Dear Conference participants! As the accommodation is at your own expense, you can choose a suitable hotel to stay at from the list below and book a room beforehand. If you have any problems contacting a hotel, please let us know and we will do our best to assist you.
Besides, there are many flats to rent in our town, and you may find one in the town centre, which might be even cheaper than a hotel room.


Price, Room/Night


47, mcr. 16
from 3000
+7 (34936) 3-35-35
42, mcr. 5
from 2900

+7 (34936) 5-39-99


44, mcr. 16
from 1900

+7 (34936) 5-37-27


57, mcr. 2
from 1300

+7 (34936) 5-47-81


65/1, mcr 16
from 1600

+7 (34936) 5-47-81


42, mcr. 13
from 2300

+7 (34936) 6-11-11


6, mcr. 13
from 1200

+7 (34936) 5-35-88

The information about the cafés and restaurants to eat out in will be available in the conference program.
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Gubkinsky (Russian: Губкинский) is a town in Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Okrug, Russia, located on the left bank of the Pyaku-Pur River, south of Salekhard. Population: 23,335 (2010 Census). The town is named after the Soviet geologist Ivan Gubkin. It was founded on April 22, 1986 as an oil-extracting settlement. Town status was granted to it in 1997. Within the framework of administrative divisions, it is incorporated as the town of okrug significance of Gubkinsky—an administrative unit with the status equal to that of the districts. As a municipal division, the town of okrug significance of Gubkinsky is incorporated as Gubkinsky Urban Okrug.
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