Program
December 10–12, 2020
Day 1: Thursday, December 10th
13:00 – 13:30 Conference opening

13:30 – 14:30 Keynote 1: Prof. Horst-Michael Prasser (ETH Zurich, Switzerland). Stay in awe
of nuclear power

14:30 – 16:00 Virtual communications and discussion forums, Invited colloquium "Dictionaries and world Englishes"

16:00 – 17:30 Virtual communications and discussion forums, Workshop "Intercultural communication in nuclear industry"

17:30 – 18:30 Keynote 2: Prof. Andy Kirkpatrick (Griffith University, Australia). English as a
multilingual and multicultural language

18:30 – 21:00 Virtual communications and discussion forums
Day 2: Friday, December 11th
13:00 – 14:00 Keynote 3: Prof. David Block (ICREA & Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Spain). Dealing with crisis in a toxic social media environment: The way we live today

14:00 – 15:00 Keynote 4: Prof. Maria Liakata (The Alan Turing Institute, Queen Mary University of London, University of Warwick, UK). Creating time sensitive sensors from user generated language and heterogeneous content

15:00 – 16:30 Virtual communications and discussion forums

16:30 – 18:30 Virtual communications and discussion forums, Invited colloquium "Narrative framing and its linguistic forms in online media", Workshop "Preparing students for assessment at B2 level (focus on Speaking)"

18:30 – 20:30 Virtual communications and discussion forums, Workshop "Using communicative approach in teaching Grammar (focus on teaching online)"
Day 3: Saturday, December 12th
11:00 – 12:00 Keynote 5: Prof. Marina Platonova (Riga Technical University, Latvia). Decoding terminological AWARENESS: Developing terminological competence

12:00 – 13:30 Virtual communications and discussion forums

13:30 – 15:00 Virtual communications and discussion forums, Invited colloquium "Implementing effective methods of teaching foreign languages to students in multicultural university environment"

15:00 – 17:30 Virtual communications and discussion forums, Invited colloquium "Blending language and music: How to do linguistic analysis of musical discourse?"

17:30 – 18:00 Conference closing