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MARCH 2-4, 2011

Conference Proceedings



IV International Virtual Conference

on Russian Language, Literature and Culture






Dear Colleagues!


The International Coordinating Committee (Armenia, Italy, Russian, Slovakia, USA) is continuing work on its project Creation of a Virtual Educational Space for the World Community. We invite scholars, educators, instructors and graduate students to participate in the work of the IV International Virtual Conference on Educational Technologies in a Virtual Linguistic-Communicative Space.


The Aim of the Conference is to unite Russian specialists and literary scholars from different countries, to shine light upon relevant issues in Russian studies, literature, language learning pedagogy in the humanities, to increase the effectiveness of international cooperation, and the culture of electronic communication by creating a Network, a new way of sharing experiences, a new innovative educational medium. The Conference will be conducted utilizing Adobe Connect Pro Meeting and Skype.


Main Scholarly Themes of the Conference:

A.      Linguistic and Educational Space: Formation, Support, Development. Innovative Technologies in Education

B.      Culture, Literature, Language

C.      CALI, Electronic Pedagogy and Ethical Issues

D.      Issues of Intercultural Communication


E.      Issues in Linguistics and Methodology of Teaching Russian as a Second Language in Light of Intercultural Communication

F.       Theory and Practice of Teaching Russian and Other Languages as a Second Language

G.      The Theory and Practice of Using IT in Russian and other SL and Literature classes.


Working languages of the Conference and for Papers are Russian and English.

Participants in the Conference will receive Certificates of Participation.

The best papers will be published in a scholarly collection “In the World of International CALI”

The collection will contain articles on contemporary issues in Russian studies, literature, culture, electronic pedagogy, suggestions for innovative teaching methodologies and the use of information and educational technologies in the study of foreign languages and literatures.


Requirements for formatting papers.


 Length of the text 4-5 pages 

All pages references should be included in the text in brackets after the quotation (first the number of the source followed by a comma, then the page number), for example: [1, 98]. Sources should be provided at the end under the heading “Bibliography” numbered and in alphabetical order (10 point).


Please provide your academic degree, title, current position, university or college, city, and country.


Deadline for Applications and Papers: February 10, 2011.


Application and paper should be sent as a separate file via e-mail to both:




Registration: $70 USD (includes conference costs, copy of the publication, and shipping)


Contact numbers:

Prof. Thomas Beyer, Russian Department, Middlebury College, Middlebury, Vermont 05753 USA   Tel: 001-802-388-7832; e-mail:  tom.beyer@middlebury.edu

Prof. Svetlana Minasyan, Russian Department, MESI Yerevan Branch, Yerevan 0099, Republic of Armenia, tel/fax: +(374 10)393094; mobile: +(374 91)47 70 50; e-mail: s.minasyanpmesi@gmail.com


Conference materials will be available on the website http://mesi.cliro.unibo.it

Members of the International Coordinating Committee:

- Svetlana Minasyan, Russian Department, MESI Yerevan Branch, Armenia
- Simona Berardi, Language Center CLIRO, University of Bologna, Italy
- Thomas Beyer, Russian Department, Middlebury College, Middlebury, Vermont, USA
- Tamara Kuprina, Department of Foreign Languages in the Sphere of Economics and Management, Ural State Technical University, Yekaterinburg, Russia.


Application Form



Family name

First name




Academic degree


Title of paper

Mailing address for the published papers



Telephone (work):

Telephone (home):


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