Dear participants of the Summit!
Below you may find useful information on accommodation, transport, food and cultural activities in Kazan that take place during the Kazan International Linguistic Summit.
The following is the list of Kazan hotels recommended by the Organizing Committee in the immediate vicinity of the conference venue (5-15 minute walk distance to all venues).
Hotel Hayal (4*, 79 rooms, from 3650 rub (50 EUROs)/day*)
Universitetskaya Street 16, 420111 Kazan, Russia
Tel.: +7 (843) 238-95-95
The hotel is within a 1-3-minute walk to the main building of KFU and within a 10-15 minute walk to the Institute of Philology and Intercultural Communication. Attractions such as the Kazan Kremlin and Kazan Opera and Ballet Theatre are a few minutes away. The Söyembikä Tower Mosque is about 5 blocks away.
The spacious and luxurious rooms are decorated with elegant furnishings and provide top quality comfort: rooms are equipped with an LCD TV, an IDD telephone, satellite TV, and a mini fridge. The guests are given additional luxury amenities and slippers, towels, and accessories. The hotel features an indoor swimming pool, massage service and soundproofed rooms with free Wi-Fi. The modern, air-conditioned rooms at the Hayal Hotel include a flat-screen TV with satellite channels and safety deposit box.
The Hayal’s restaurant serves a selection of Russian and European cuisine, including local dishes from the Kazan region. A buffet breakfast, room service and packed lunches for day trips are also available. Guests can relax in the traditional Russian sauna or in the solarium. A tour desk offers information on what to see and do in Kazan. Breakfast is included.
*prices here and later are indicated at the time of application
Kazan Palace by TASIGO 5* (66 rooms 120 € / day, breakfast included)
Vahitovsky District, ulitsa Kalinina 3B Kazan
Republic of Tatarstan, Russia
Tel.: +7 (843) 212-01-01
It all comes together at the award-winning Kazan Palace by TASIGO, under the roof of an inspiring Art Nouveau building. Traditional on the outside, state-of-the-art on the inside, Kazan Palace welcomes its visitors warmly—just like Kazan, the city has greeted people of different cultures and faiths for centuries. Here, art and design blend with soft touches from the nature in the rooms and comfort meets elegant coziness. Located 40 minute walk distance to all venues.
Hotel Nogai (3*, 167 rooms, from 2700 rub (37 EUROs)./day)
Ulitsa Profsoyuznaya 16B, 420111 Kazan, Russia
Tel.: 8 800 7005 810; +7 (843) 233-48-68
Each room comes with a flat-screen TV with satellite channels. Some rooms include a seating area. Each room includes a private bathroom equipped with a bath or shower. Guests can use free WiFi, a hairdryer, and a kettle. Breakfast is included.
Kazan Federal University’s main building is 500 m from Hotel Nogai, while the Kazan Kremlin is 1 km from the property. The Institute of Philology and Intercultural Communication is within a 15 minute walk.
Shalyapin Palace Hotel (4*, 123 rooms, from 4400 rub (60 EUROs)./day)
Ulitsa Universitetskaya 7, 420111 Kazan, Russia
Тел.: 8 800-1000-7-80
The Shalyapin Palace is a 4-star hotel, located in central Kazan, near the pedestrian zone of Bauman Street near the Institute of Philology and Intercultural Communication (5-7 minute walk). City sights such as the Kazan Kremlin, Epiphany Cathedral and Kazan Federal University are easy to reach.
The hotel has a total of 123 classically designed guest rooms, offering guests a clean and comfortable place to stay. Every morning a rich buffet breakfast is served in the on-site restaurant. Guests can also enjoy delicious Tatar and Russian cuisine in the Capella Restaurant, which also serves a range of European dishes. The Shalyapins Piano Bar is open 24 hours.
All guests of the Shalyapin Palace receive complimentary access to the fitness centre, with its indoor swimming pool, gym and sauna.
Bilyar Palace Hotel (4*, 124 rooms, from 3650 rub (50 EUROs)/day)
Ostrovskogo street 61, 420107 Kazan, Russia
Тел.: +7 (800) 700-77-75
Located in the centre of Kazan, this hotel offers a gym and a sauna, and overlooks the Millenium Park. The elegant, air-conditioned rooms offer warm-colored interiors and classic decor. Every room includes a flat-screen TV, a minibar and a private bathroom. Wi-Fi is free. The Bilyar Restaurant serves Tatar, European and Russian cuisine. The Lounge Bar offers panoramic views of Lake Kaban and the Millenium Park, and serves a variety of drinks and pastry.
The Kazan Kremlin is 2 km from the hotel, and Basket-Hall Arena is just a 2 minute walk away. The Ploschad Tukaya bus stop is 300 m from Bilyar Palace. The hotel is a 15-20 minute walk from conference venue.
Grand Hotel Kazan (4 stars, 215 rooms, from 3800 rub. (52 EUROs)/day)
Peterburgskaya Str. 1, 420111 Kazan, Russia
Tel: 8 800-1000-7-80
Opened in 2009, the Grand Hotel Kazan is a 4-star property located in one of the city’s modern buildings. The hotel’s 215 rooms are spread over the 17 floors of the tower and feature panoramic views of the city. Rooms are spacious, neatly designed and include en suite facilities. The hotel’s main restaurant is open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner and serves a wide menu featuring Russian, Tatar and European dishes. There is also a hotel bar.
It is a 10-15 minute walk from conference venue.
Hotel Art (4 stars, 60 rooms, from 4100 rub. (56 EUROs)/day)
Ostrovskogo street 33, 420107 Kazan, Russia
Hotel Art located in the centre of Kazan and offers comfortable rooms with modern facilities such as satellite TV and free Wi-Fi. Free parking is available. Hotel Art offers contemporary rooms, studios and suites to cater to everyone’s needs. The modern suites are equipped with a seating area and LCD TVs. Guests can relax in the hot tub and sauna and enjoy their meals at Hotel Art’s restaurant, Aquarium. It is only 150 m from Bauman Street and its many restaurants and shops, and 20 km away from Kazan International Airport.
It is a 10-15 minute walk from all conference venue.
Ibis Kazan Hotel (3 stars, 155 rooms, from 2640 rub./day)
Pravo-Bulachnaya Str. 43/1, 420111 Kazan, Russia
Ibis Kazan Hotel offers contemporary guest rooms with a free Wi-Fi connection, satellite flat-screen TVs and a work desk. A selection of Tatarstan specialties and international dishes is served at the hotel restaurant. Guests can also enjoy an assortment of drinks and spirits in an informal environment at the ‘Rendez-Vous’ bar. The hotel provides a 24-hour reception service. It is a 7-15 minute walk from all conference venue.
The Kazan International Airport, named after Gabdulla Tukay, is located 26 km from the city center, which is about a 30-40 minute drive to the conference venue. The airport is connected to the city by E-train (Aeroexpress), city bus, and taxi. The E-train (Aeroexpress) goes directly to the Kazan Railway Station (Kazan-1), which is located in the centre of the city. It departs from the airport every 2 hours starting from 7 a.m. until 11 p.m. Travel time is 20 minutes, a 2nd class ticket costs 250 rubles (3,5 EUROs) (see http://kazan.aero/for-passengers-and-guests/how-to-get/by-electric_train/).
Bus № 197 takes passengers to the bus stop Prospect Pobedy Station, where one can take a metro or a bus №5, №37, №90 (see https://goonbus.ru/kazan/agropromyshlennyj-park-kazan-mezhdunarodnyj-aeroport-kazan).
A taxi to the city centre and the conference venues will cost 500-1000 rub.(7-15 EUROs). One could hire a taxi in the airport (which could be much more expensive) or order online or by phone. It is advisable to use online services to order a taxi.
Taxi Uber +7 (960) 054-58-34, Uber.com
Taxi «Tatarstan» +7 (843) 567-15-67, Kazan.taptaxi.su
Taxi «Vezet» +7 (843) 230-00-00, https://kazan.rutaxi.ru/index.html
Yandex taxi: +7 (843) 510 00 00, https://taxi.yandex.ru
Kazan’s public transit system is a single system consisting of buses, the metro, trolleybuses and trams.
The charge for a one-way trip is 36 rubles and 31 rubles paid by card (can be paid in cash inside the vehicle or before entering the metro station).
All conference sites are located within walking distance from each other and no transportation is required. One can book a hotel within walking distance (5-15 minutes) from the venue. To get to the University’s accommodation (the guest house and dormitories of the Universiade Village), one should take a metro or a bus (about 30-35 minutes).
THERE ARE TWO RAILWAY STATIONS IN KAZAN:
KAZAN PASSAZHIRSKAYA AND VOSSTANIE-PASSAZHIRSKAYA.
How to get to the conference venue (to the university):
If you arrived at the railway station (KAZAN PASSAZHIRSKAYA), then use the map of the city center. The station is located near the University, so it is possible to walk (30 minutes on foot) or by public transport (buses No. 30, 63, 91, trolleybus No. 7). Having reached the stops “Tukaya sq.” or ” Teatr im. Galiaskara Kamala/ Galiaskar Kamal Tatar Drama Theatre”, you will see a four storey building of the Institute of Philology and Intercultural communication which faces the Lake Kaban). Next, follow the map of the university and the city center.
Do not use services of taxi drivers who offer it on the platform, in the station building or on the forecourt! You may use applications as Uber and Yandex Taxi.
If you arrived at the railway station (VOSSTANIE PASSAZHIRSKAYA), then you can use the metro, the nearest station of which is located directly next to the station. From the station “North Station” you need to get to the station “Tukaya Square”. You will see a four storey building of the Institute of Philology and Intercultural communication which faces the Lake Kaban. Next, follow the map of the university and the city center.
Do not use services of taxi drivers who offer it on the platform, in the station building or on the forecourt! You may use applications as Uber and Yandex Taxi.
If you arrived at KAZAN INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT. Kazan International Airport is 26 km away from the center of Kazan.
You may get to the centre of Kazan /University campus
1) By bus. Shuttle taxi No. 197 runs from the airport. It starts at 6.00 ends at 22.00
The fare is 45-60 rubles. You will need to get off at the stop “Metro Prospekt Pobedy”. Then use to the subway and get to the “Tukaya Square” stop. This is the center of the city. After exiting the metro, you immediately find yourself on the Bauman pedestrian street.
2) By taxi. Upon arrival at the Kazan International Airport, you can order a taxi at a special desk, which is located in the common arrivals hall of Terminal 1A. Tel.: +7 (843) 5-00000-5. (cost about 1000 rubles)
In addition, now there are enough cheap taxi companies:
- Taxi “Tatarstan”. Tel. +7 (843) 567-1-567. The cost to the city center is about 800 rubles;
- Taxi “Maxim”. Tel. +7 (843) 233-33-33. The cost to the city center is about 800 rubles.
Do not use services of taxi drivers who offer it near the baggage claim hall and at the exit from the airport! The services of private taxi drivers do not guarantee your safety! You may use applications as Uber and Yandex Taxi.
3) On the train. Aeroexpress runs from Kazan airport to Kazan-Passazhirskaya railway station. Its schedule can be found here.
Kazan Federal University is located in the center of the city, it provides a variety of places where you can have lunch, dinner, and drink tea or coffee.
Lunch options (self-service):
- 2 catering zones on the KILS venue 2 Tatarstan st. (1st and 3d floor)
- Cafe “Trali-vali”, 2 Tatarstan st. (In the building of the Institute of Philology and Intercultural communication);
- Cafe “Dom Chaya (Tea House)”, st. Bauman, d. 64/10 (national food, there is a room with service on the 2nd floor);
- Cafe “Tubetey” 3 Tatarstan, 21 Kremlyovskaya and 45 Bauman st. (Tatar fast food);
Options for lunch/dinner (with service):
- Café “Beanhearts” 38 Ostrovskogo st. (various dishes);
- Cafe “Skazka”, 58 Bauman, (various dishes, including national ones);
- Cafe “I-Bar”, 46 Profsoyuznaya, (standard food for a cafe-restaurant);
- Cafe “Brooklyn Pizza”, 27 Kremlevskaya (pizza and drinks only);
- Café “Na Kryshe”, 82 Baumana st.
- Shopping center “Koltso”, 1 Peterburgskaya (various cafes, as well as a food court on the 3rd floor);
- Coffee house “Coffee bean”, st. Universitetskaya, 10 (large hall, a lot of different coffees, only light food);
- Coffee house “Neft”, st. Universitetskaya, d. 7/80 (small hall, only for coffee);
- Coffee house “Cinnabon”, st. Bauman, d. 82 (medium room, only for coffee and light meals);
- Coffee house “Surf Coffee” 1, Nikolaya Stolbova st.( medium room, only for coffee and light meals)
Baumana pedestrian street
The length of the street is 1885 meters. There are monuments from different eras here: high temples coexist with neighboring shopping centers.
Built in 1883 as a tenement house by the merchant A. S. Alexandrov, the passage struck the imagination with the luxury of interiors in the Art Nouveau and Baroque styles.
The Syuyumbike Tower
The Syuyumbike Tower is a sentinel (guard) tower in the Kazan Kremlin. The Syuyumbike Tower also belongs to the “falling” towers, such as the Leaning Tower of Pisa.
The palace of farmers
One of the most diverse, but outstanding effects of the modern sights of the center of Kazan, is the Palace of Farmers, built in 2010.
At the beginning of the 20th century, two very wealthy merchants of Kazan – Leonty Kekin and Yakov Shamov argued which of them built the most beautiful building in the city.
Kazan State Conservatory named after N. G. Zhiganov
The Kazan Conservatory, a major musical, educational, creative and scientific center of the Middle Volga region, plays an important role in the development of musical culture not only in the Republic of Tatarstan, but also in Russia.
Kazan City Hall
On August 24, 1842, one of the strongest fires in the history of the city broke out in the city. The fire destroyed 1,309 houses, including the building of the Noble Assembly (City Hall). After the fire, it was decided not to restore the burnt building, but to build a new one on Theater Square (modern Freedom Square).
In the new house of meetings and gatherings of the nobles, everything was provided for to the smallest detail: the chairman’s office, office, library, living rooms and club rooms, pantry, large and small dining rooms, and most importantly, a ballroom for 800 people.
The Kazan Kremlin
The Kazan Kremlin is the main attraction of the capital of Tatarstan, which, without exaggeration, can be called the “heart” of the city. This is a huge complex in which Russian and Tatar cultural traditions are harmoniously and distinctively combined.
Kazan State Circus
“Flying saucer”, the cosmic silhouette of which has now become an integral part of modern urban development, a kind of exotic dominant at the foot of the ancient Kremlin hill.
The opening of the new building of the Kazan Circus took place on December 9, 1967.
The Kazanka river promenade
The promenade along the left bank of the Kazanka River looked like a long time ago, but the pedestrian embankment is a modern attraction.
Gabdulla Tukay literature museum
Gabdulla Tukay (1886-1913) is a great Tatar poet, one of the founders of Tatar literature and the modern Tatar language.
Kul Sharif Mosque
The Kul-Sharif Mosque in Kazan is the main mosque of the Kremlin of Tatarstan, one of the most important Muslim temples in Europe, which is located on the territory of the Kazan Kremlin.
The National Museum
The National Museum of the Republic of Tatarstan is a prestigious research institution of national importance.
Peter and Paul cathedral
The unique pearl of the architectural monuments of the historical center of Kazan is the Peter and Paul Cathedral, or the Cathedral of the Apostles Peter and Paul.
The old Tatar settlement
The Old Tatar Settlement in Kazan is one of the most important sights of the city. It is located along the southern border of the Vakhitovsky district of Kazan.
Puppet theater “Ekiyat”
Puppet theater “Ekiyat” If an ordinary theater begins with a hanger, then it begins with a threshold, or more precisely – with a panoramic view of the building – a fairy-tale castle with towers, domes, weather vanes.
Tugan Avylym (Native Village)
The Tatar village “Tugan Avylym”, located in the center of Kazan, combines the advantages of an ethnographic museum under the High Sky and an entertainment center.
The monastery on Zilantova Gora
The monastery on Zilantova Gora was founded in Kazan in 1552. initially, it appears near the mass grave of Russian soldiers who fell during the capture of Kazan.
Temple-monument to the soldiers who fell during the capture of Kazan
This temple is one of the oldest in Kazan, more than 200 years old. But even richer is the story with which it is connected. It was erected to the Russian soldiers, who fell with honor in 1552 during the capture of Kazan.
Temple of all religions
In 1994 started the construction of an unusual architectural structure, the Temple of All Religions.
Within the framework of Kazan International Linguistic Summit "MODERN LINGUISTICS: FROM THEORY TO PRACTICE" (KILS-2022) a symposium "Evolutionary Trends in Teaching and Learning Languages: Perspectives and Concerns" organized by the Department of Language and Intercultural Communication of the Institute of Philology and Intercultural Communication of Kazan Federal University was held on November 15, 2022.
The symposium program included the following reports:
Deborah Shechter. Essential strengths and practices for language teacher wellbeing (Tel-Aviv University, Israel).
- Kugunurov, Z. Yemelyanova, E. Parfenov, E Yadrikhinskaya. Implementation of intensive modular teaching of foreign languages to students of non-linguistic specialties of M.K. Amosov North-Eastern Federal University (Institute of Foreign Philology and Regional Studies, M.K. Amosov North-Eastern Federal University, Russia).
Balwinder Kaur. Linguistic diversity leading to multilingualism in education (Partap College of Education, India).
Baishakhi Banerjee. A new look at cognitive linguistics (Partap College of Education, India).
Wang Xingchang. The change of the Chinese language under the influence of the historical events of 1949 and new approaches to its teaching (Institute of Philology and Intercultural Communication, Kazan Federal University, Russia-China).
Bryan Alexander. Universities on fire: Higher education in the climate crisis (Academia Next: The Futures of Higher Education, USA).
- Yarmakeev, T. Pimenova, A. Abdrafikova. Examining the impact of behaviorism on speaking skills development in a target language (Institute of Philology and Intercultural Communication, Kazan Federal University, Russia).
- Ashrapova. Native language in teaching foreign languages: Features (Institute of Philology and Intercultural Communication, Kazan Federal University, Russia).
- Ilyasova. The effect of microteaching technique on teaching skills development of pre-service teachers of foreign languages (Institute of Philology and Intercultural Communication, Kazan Federal University, Russia).
- Mukharlyamova. Communicative competence in teaching translation (Institute of Philology and Intercultural Communication, Kazan Federal University, Russia).
- Kornilova. Work with dictionaries at the initial stage of teaching Russian as a foreign language to Chinese students (Institute of Philology and Intercultural Communication, Kazan Federal University, Russia).
- Gabitov. Lexical aspects of teaching English to students-programmers (Institute of Philology and Intercultural Communication, Kazan Federal University, Russia).
- Svirina. Personalization as a tool of increasing efficiency of the formation of speech skills in a foreign language (Institute of Philology and Intercultural Communication, Kazan Federal University, Russia).
The participants of the symposium or rather the active listeners of the symposium were bachelors and MA students – future teachers of foreign languages.
They have a word:
Sofia Shafigullina, a student in the Master's program "Teaching English in secondary and higher schools": "A great event! Everything was very interesting. Will such events be organized in the future? I don't want to miss any!"
Igor Burmistrov, a student in the Master's program "Teaching English in secondary and higher schools": "I liked everything very much. I am planning to listen to some more reports tomorrow."
We are not surprised by such answers: the diversity of the topics the speakers from different countries have offered attracts attention and arouses interest. Moreover, the fact that most of the reports have been presented today in the English language doubles this interest.
We congratulate all the participants – speakers and listeners – on the successful holding of the symposium and, of course, we look forward to new scientific events which, for sure, await us!
Source of information: A. Ashrapova, T. Pimenova, L. Svirina, L. Mukharlyamova