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RASA Global Сonference. December 5-6, 2020, Virtual Conference.

Dear colleagues and friends!

A worldwide conference of the Russian-speaking academic scientists association (“RASA-Global”) along with the XI Annual Conference of the Russian-American Science Association – RASA (America) will take place on December 5-6, 2020. In view of the COVID-19 pandemic, the conference will be held in a virtual format and around the clock, which makes it possible to combine in a single program presentations of Russian diaspora scientists working in America, Asia and Europe. This year the Conference will be dedicated to outstanding members of the Struve science family, astrophysicist Otto Ludwigovich Struve and historian and economist Pyotr Berngardovich Struve, whose 150th birthday is celebrated this year.

The conference will feature scientific presentations of established and young Russian-speaking scientists from different countries and regions across the World. The speakers at the scientific sessions and round table discussions will represent diverse scientific areas including – mathematics, physics, chemistry, biology, economics, humanities and others. Among the invited speakers are biologists Evgeny Koonin and Ruslan Medzhitov, economist Sergei Guriev, the 2020 laureates of the RASA George Gamow Award material chemist Yuri Gogotsi and physicist Mikhail Lukin. The president of the Russian Academy of Sciences Alexander Sergeev will also take part in this meeting. Traditionally, the Conference is a platform for meetings and exchange of views between scientists, science organizers, innovators and entrepreneurs.

We invite you to take part in the Conference. Additional information will be disseminated through this site: http://www.rasa-usa.org/

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Storytelling Techniques for Researchers

Welcome to our new course!

In this elective course, students will explore storytelling concepts and narrative nonfiction techniques, with an emphasis on how these strategies are increasingly used by scientists and academics to convey their research to a wider public.
Students will analyze contemporary and classic examples of narrative storytelling and identify elements of powerful and effective storytelling. Students will create multimodal content to convey personal and nonfiction narratives.
This course is about applying established principles to tackle media and research problems and opportunities that are timely and relevant. Students will be given ample opportunity to practice their oral storytelling techniques over the course of the sessions. Students must come prepared to think critically and creatively.

Prerequisites:
Students who wish to enroll in this intensive, 5-week course must demonstrate the following:
· Level B2 or above on the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR)
· high-level critical thinking skills to comprehend, analyze, evaluate, and respond to complex texts
· willingness to produce digital and oral narratives and share them with a wider public
· access to reliable, high-speed internet and willingness to connect via video in every session.

Objectives:
Participants will be able to:
· develop and apply storytelling techniques to demonstrate critical thinking skills
· expand vocabulary to increase class participation and comprehension of literary and academic texts
· expand vocabulary knowledge and the ability to pick up context clues to make inferences
· understand the main ideas and details of complex academic sources
· communicate accurately and fluently using effective presentation skills on research-based topics and participate in active discussions
· produce clear, well-structured oral storytelling presentations
· create and deliver multimodal presentations
· use online and campus academic resources and support services.

Successful Completion:
Students will be awarded a certificate of completion when they meet/fulfill the following requirements:
· Complete all writing and presentation assignments as scheduled on the syllabus.
· Actively participate in classroom discussions when we meet via Zoom and in Discussions on Google (details will be provided in the syllabus).
· Complete numerous audiovisual presentations using PowerPoint, Slides, Prezi, or any similar online presentation platform via Zoom, Google, or other similar platforms (details will be provided in the syllabus).
· Maintain satisfactory attendance in Zoom at or above 85%.

The schedule is being finalized but our first meeting would be this Wednesday, Nov. 18 from 18:00 to 20:00.

Course author: Leticia Medina

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Nurturing Two Languages in the Writing Center

Dr. Sidury Christiansen is an Associate Professor of TESOL and Applied Linguistics in the Bicultural Bilingual Studies Department at the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA), where she coordinates the MA-TESL Program. In this second edition of our special series in the “Academic Writing And Research Development” webinars, sponsored by the U.S. Department of State and in collaboration with CAPA/UFPR and SETI/PR, Dr. Christiansen will be bringing together her expertise in second language writing, academic writing support, and sociolinguistics as part of this new effort to seed a network of writing centers across Brazilian universities and build a local Community of Practice.
⏰13.11.2020
23:00 UTC+03
👉Facebook Live
https://www.facebook.com/events/402357734109653
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Webinar: “The Role of the Writing Center in Internationalization”

A report from a special Russia-Brazil collaboration, featuring Dr. Elena Bazanova (MISiS, Russia), Jennifer Uhler (Regional English Language Officer, U.S. State Department), and Dr. Ron Martinez (CAPA-UFPR, Brazil). In this webinar, we will focus on the forces that have given rise to the growth in writing centers in both Russia and Brazil, and to what extent they have proven effective in the internationalization endeavors in HEIs in those two countries.

Date: 13.11.2020

Time:  17:00 UTC+03

Link: https://youtu.be/nLaqdcIGOg8

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100 Years Foreign Language Education at the UNWE – with View to the Future

Jubilee Scientific Practical Conference with International Participation: 100 Years of Foreign Language Education at the UNWE – with View to the Future organized by the Foreigh Languages and Applied Linguistics Department under the patronage of the Rector of UNWE

Begins: Friday, 30 October 2020

Ends: Saturday, 31 October 2020

Location: UNWE

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QS Subject Focus Summit 2020 “Languages and Migration in a Globalized World”

RUDN University

Institute of Modern Languages, Intercultural Communication and Migration

QS Quacquarelli Symonds

invites you to participate in the world’s first co-organized summit on the subject areas “Modern languages” and “Linguistics”

QS Subject Focus Summit 2020 “Languages and Migration in a Globalized World”

December 15-17, 2020 (online)

The summit will bring together 300 of the world’s leading experts in the field of linguistic education and science-researchers, managers of higher education, academics, and consultants in the field of linguistics.

Leading scientists from Australia, France, the USA, Japan, Germany, Italy, Qatar, Oman, Algeria, Finland, China, Mexico, UK, Spain, and Russia have already confirmed their participation as key speakers of the summit.

The summit will focus on the following areas:

Modern linguistics: problems and solutions

Communication, identity, national minorities, migration

Languages and cultures: teaching and learning

Summit language: English

All participants receive a QS–RUDN Summit certificate

Forms of participation in the summit:

  • Participation without publication
  • Participation with publication

Main dates:

  • Registration (online) – until December 10, 2020 (inclusive)

Registration for the summit is available at the link: https://qssubjectfocus.com/moscow-2020/registration/

  • Submission of abstracts – until November 15, 2020 (inclusive)

The collection of reports will be published in the RSCI.

The best reports will be published in the Russian Journal of Linguistics”(Scopus Q2).

The registration fee for participation in the summit is:

–          $ 150 for delegates from the following countries (see the list of countries at the link https://data.worldbank.org/income-level/lower-middleincome).

–          $ 250 for other delegates.

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2020 NCTE Virtual Annual Convention

Are You Ready for a Dynamic 2020 Virtual Convention Experience?
The 2020 NCTE Virtual Annual Convention will provide exciting opportunities to bring the NCTE community together to engage in dynamic professional development programming, discover ways to connect, and network with other educators. We’ll feature 76 live, 56 scheduled, and 266 on-demand sessions—and if you miss one you can still access it for 60 days afterwards.

You’ll have a front-row seat for our General Sessions, Keynote Speakers, and Luncheon Presentations, including Trevor Noah, who will be kicking off the Opening General Session on Thursday, November 19, in “A Conversation with Trevor Noah.”

You’ll discover opportunities to customize your professional development and hear from fabulous authors, poets, and leaders whose work serves to support and motivate teachers across the country. In addition, our virtual exhibit hall lets you visit booths, see demos, enter giveaways, and experience live events with prominent authors. We’ll also provide inspiration for building classroom libraries with Build Your Stack®—unique sessions where authors and educators talk about using their favorite books in class.

Don’t delay—early bird registration ends October 31. Learn more and register for #NCTE20 today!

Presenter Tips & Office Hours: To prepare for the Virtual Convention, please see our updated Presenter Tips. We’ll also be holding office hours at four different times to give you a chance to ask us questions about the Convention and your presentation. We do need to know who is presenting, so please email annual2020@ncte.org to accept or decline your invitation no later than 8:00 a.m. ET, Monday, October 19.

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Writing, Publishing and Marketing in 2020

Publishing houses traditionally published books but today, authors take on this responsibility themselves. They use their visibility on social media platforms, connections with other authors and the relationship with media outlets to reach their target audience of potential readers.

The level of their influence and reach affects how many books they are able to sell. This is not to say that quality does not play an important role too. In 2020, book publishing and marketing lives largely online and interviews, podcasts, webinars and workshops are all proving to be viable alternatives to the traditional book launch.

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Empowering Your Writing in English: Academic vs. General – October 05

AWUC offers online course “Empowering Your Writing in English: Academic vs. General”. The course is developed by Academic Writing Center (Higher School of Economics).

Register Now

This online course shall contribute to the enhancement of academic writing competences aiming to raise the quality of academic texts and publications. Continue reading Empowering Your Writing in English: Academic vs. General – October 05