Dear colleagues,

In the context of the current situation, it is the consensus of  NATE  Board of Coordinators, Kazan Federal University,and the local Organizing Committee that the  physical, face-to-face conference in Kazan “INNOVATIONS IN TEACHING FOREIGN LANGUAGES AND LANGUAGE ASSESSMENT” scheduled for late June 2020 is  not possible. 

This was not an easy decision. The conference committee planned a number of exciting events, but the health and welfare of our membership is our foremost concern. For all the reasons why cancelling was a hard decision, we are committed to finding a way to disseminate the research submitted to the 2020 conference. 

Taking into account that quite a large number of applications have already been submitted to the conference, the National Association of English Teachers and the Organizing Committee of the conference decided to publish the materials in an online compilation indexed in RINC. The deadline for submissions  for publication has been extended till June 1, 2020.  Please, use the same  website

The decision on the time and venue of the next NATE-Russia conference will be made in the fall based on the epidemiological situation.

We wish health and safety to all as we make our way through this challenging time!

Conference Organizing Committee

National Association of Teachers of English of Russia

Institute of Philology and Intercultural Communication

Kazan Federal University

The XXVI  NATE  Convention and English Language Expo (NATE20)

Innovations in Foreign Language Teaching and Language Assessment

June 25-27, 2020

The National Association of Teachers of English of Russia (NATE Russia), the Institute of  Philology and Intercultural Communication at Kazan Federal University invite foreign language lecturers, language testers and  linguists to participate in the XXVI NATE Convention and English Language Expo 'Innovations in Foreign Language Teaching and Language Assessment.'

The Conference  topics include the following:

The conference is planned to bring together more than 400 participants, among whom are leading Russian and foreign researchers and in-service teachers of foreign languages, test developers and linguists.

The goals of the conference are the following: to help establish greater information exchange within the academic community, to provide impetus to international cooperation, facilitate continuous improvements of foreign language teaching, and to assist  with the  integration of  Russia into the global academic  dialogue.

Conference proceedings are planned to be published before the conference. Certificates will be provided to all conference participants.

Conference working languages are Russian and English.

Forms of Conference Participation:

Conference presenters should register at

Those willing to take part in the conference, but do not have Russian citizenship should issue an invitation to KFU in advance for obtaining a visa (humanitarian or scientific and technical).

Conference participants should register at the conference website:

The Registration fee for all participants is 1,000 rub.

PLEASE PAY YOUR REGISTRATION FEE ONLY AFTER YOU RECEIVE THE INVITATION LETTER FROM THE ORGANISING COMMITTEE. The information on registration fee payment procedure will be provided in Circular 2.

The organising committee reserves the right to reject the materials that are not relevant to the conference topic.

Important Dates

Registration for  presentations  and for publications  (SIG presentation, poster presentation, Workshop) in the Conference proceedings at closes on April, 3, 2020. The paper should not exceed 1000 words.

Registration for  Conference attendees  at closes on June, 10, 2020

All expenses for participation in the conference are borne by the sending party or conference participant.


The Organising committee address: 420021 Kazan, Tatarstan street, building 2, office 415 (Department of Theory and Practice of Teaching Foreign Languages, Institute of Philology and Intercultural Communication, Kazan Federal University). HEAD – Doctor of Philology, Associate Professor E. V. Gafiyatova.

For technical support please contact  Andrew Danilov:

On presentation and publication issues please contact Ljudmila Svirina:

For  invitations and visas please contact Elena Kudryavceva:

Social Program: The complete agenda of Social events will be provided in Circular 2.

Accommodation.  Hotel block information can be viewed on the conference website:

If you have any questions or need any assistance regarding the conference, paper submission and general request, please, feel free to contact the conference secretariat by e-mail: or Phone: +7(843)2213309

We encourage you to invite colleagues to participate in the conference.

Information letter