On the 12th of May, 2016 the Annual Students’ Research and Practice Conference in Sedov Water Transport Institute at the Marine Transport Engineers’ Department, section “Foreign Languages” was held. The cadets of Navigation, Marine Engineering, Economics and Technology of Transport Processes took part in debate. 7 conference reports were represented. 3 of them referred to an original direction of Foreign Language Department. Contributors together with the audience discussed the role of learning motivation, the place of interdisciplinary links in education process. They answered both the teachers’ and listeners’ questions with great pleasure. Presentations in English were particularly interesting. Contributors told about dangers in the engine-room, about ships of future that greatly impressed the audience. In the course of debate cadets pointed out the importance of interview to have shipboard training and join a mixed crew and offered to arrange for training by means of professional computer testing. We want to mark the following reports made by Marina Belousova, Alexander Zhulov, Ksenia Chernushkina, Anton Zalepilov, Yevgeniy Zubko.