Fourth International Symposium on Languages for Specific Purposes  

Webpage:  http://www.latam.ufl.edu/outreach/k-16-professional-development/islspciber-business-language-conference/

Program: http://www.latam.ufl.edu/media/latamufledu/outreach-pdfs/ISLSP-Program_Final.pdf

Conference Publication: Special Issue in the re-launch volume of “Global Business Languages”  LSP Vectors: Strengthening Interdisciplinary Connections. Guest Co-Editors: Mary E. Risner & Sheri Spaine Long.

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LSP Vectors: Strengthening Interdisciplinary Connections

February 22-24, 2018

The fourth International Symposium on Languages for Specific Purposes (ISLSP) is hosted by the Center for Latin American Studies at the University of Florida and the Centers for International Business Education and Research (CIBERs). The conference brings together educators, administrators, students, and language policy makers worldwide from all levels. The purpose of the conference is to share innovations and visions of a future where LSP is a standard and integral component of the curriculum. Individuals seeking knowledge on interdisciplinary curriculum design, LSP program development, LSP theoretical and applied research, and pedagogical approaches should attend.


University of Florida

The 17 Centers for International Business Education and Research

  • Brigham Young University
  •  George Washington University
  •  Georgia Institute of Technology
  •  Georgia State University
  •  Indiana University
  •  Michigan State University
  •  San Diego State University
  •  Temple University
  •  Texas A&M
  •  The Ohio State University
  •  The University of Texas at Austin
  •  University of Colorado Denver
  •  University of Connecticut
  •  University of Maryland
  •  University of Miami
  •  University of South Carolina
  •  University of Washington

American Association of Teachers of French (AATF)

Florida Foreign Language Association (FFLA)

Conference Chair at the University of Florida:

Mary E. Risner

External Advisory Board:

  • Mary K. Long, Department of Spanish and Portuguese, University of Colorado, Boulder
  • Michael Doyle, Professor, Department of Languages and Culture Studies U of North Carolina at Charlotte
  • Barbara A. Lafford, Professor, School of Letters and Sciences, Arizona State University
  • Lourdes Sánchez-López, Associate Professor, Department of Foreign Languages & Literatures, U of Alabama at Birmingham
  • Sheri Spaine Long, Executive Director, AATSP

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