LSP K-12


2021 Connecting World Language Curriculum to Global Workplace Skills: Volume II

Lesson authors: Katrina Beeck (Wisconsin), Brian Crouch, (Georgia), Chris Gellermann (Florida), Janet Graham (Kansas), Sean Hill (Michigan), Jamie Patterson (Georgia), Diana Ruggiero (Tennessee).

A project co-sponsored by USDOE-funded CIBER at Florida International University and the Center for Latin American Studies at the University of Florida.

2016  Connecting World Language Curriculum to Global Workplace Skills:  Volume I

Lesson authors:  Cristin Bleess (Colorado), Danika Cornelius (Florida), Sean Hill (Michigan)

A project funded by the Center for Latin American Studies at the University of Florida.



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Grosse, Christine Uber. 1988. “Foreign Languages for Business in the Secondary School Curriculum.” Hispania 71(1): 166-70.

Hill, Sean. 2020. A Question of Reframing:  How LSP Improves Math Fluency, Economics, and Financial Literacy at the Secondary Level. Global Business Languages 20 (Article 2)

Josey, Michelle. 2015. “Linking Language and Culture Skills to Healthcare Professions.” Presented at the 2015 Florida Foreign Language annual conference (October).  Accessed August 30, 2020

Klein, Carol E. 1988. “What’s Happening in High School Spanish? Forces and Sources of Change.” Hispania 71(1): 171-75.

Risner, Mary. 2017. “Proficiency through Languages for Specific Purposes in the K-12 Classroom.” Hispania 100 (5): 114-15.

Risner, Mary, Melissa Swarr, Cristin Bleess, y Janet Graham. 2017. “Developing and Implementing LSP Curriculum at the K-12 Level.” In Language for Specific Purposes: Trends in Curriculum Development, ed. Mary K. Long, 37-54.  Washington, D.C.: Georgetown University Press.

Risner, Mary, y Linda Markley. 2013. “The Business of Languages in the Classroom Today: A Model for K- 12 Professional Development.” Global Business Languages 18: 121-30.

Ruggiero, Diana, y Sean Hill. 2016. “New Trends in 21st Century Civic Engagement and Spanish for Specific Purposes: Technology, Translation, and Social Justice.”  Journal of sLanguages for Specific Purposes 3 (1): 51-62.

Takami, Tomoko. 2010. “Infusing the National Standards into Business Language Curricula.” Global Business Languages 15: 33-47. Recuperado 15 junio 2020.

Vazquez-Cabellero, J. 2012. “Taking Teaching to Task.”  Language Magazine.

Cristin Bleess, Creator of the first high school "Spanish for Leadership" course
Cristin Bleess, Creator of the first high school “Spanish for Leadership” course



LSP K-12 US State Initiatives

“Language Roadmaps to Build 21st Century Skills”
An initiative proposed improve  foreign language education in U.S. schools and to build partnerships with the business community. This project was funded by the U.S. Congress and co- sponsored by the U.S. Department of Commerce and the U.S. Department of Labor and was under  the auspices of the National Security Education Program.

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