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.





Starting an LSP Course

Spanish for Leadership Program Models

Course proposal form- Spanish For Leadership 
By Cristin Bleess, Castle View High School, Colorado, USA

Preparing Global Leaders Through the Spanish Classroom: How to get a Spanish for Leadership class started at your school too!
Presentation by Cristin Bleess at the 2011 Florida Foreign Language Association (FFLA) Conference

Spanish for Leadership & Business
Presentation of two  high school models at by Bleess, Cornelius, and Risner the 2012 Florida Foreign Language Association Annual Conference (FFLA)

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



 Spanish for Healthcare Models

Linking Language and Culture Skills to Health Professions by Michelle Josey, Crystal River High School, FL.  Presented at Florida Foreign Language Association, October 2015


LSP Presentations

Spanish in the Community & the Workplace. (2015). Katrina Beeck, Muskego High School. Muskego, Wisconsin.


Preparing Students for Jobs of the Future

  • Prepared by Katrina Beeck, Danika Cornelius, Mary Risner, and Mary Swarr presenting their LSP models at the 2013 American Association of Teachers of Spanish & Portuguese annual conference.
  • Includes topics such as Spanish for Leadership, Medical Spanish, Spanish for the Community and the Workplace

Presentations from the panel at the Second Symposium (2014) on Meeting Industry Needs Through LSP Innovation in US Schools held at University of Colorado at Boulder, USA.

Janet Grahm, World Language & Business Leadership


Span Healthcare
Melissa Swarr, Medical Spanish


Span Leadership
Cristin Bleess, Spanish for Leadership


Preparing a Globally Prepared Workforce through High-Quality Career and Technical Education

How do the revised National Standards help language learners become world-ready 21st century thinkers?

What does it mean to “use the language to investigate, explain, and reflect on” cultural practices, products, and perspectives? How are literacy skills integrated in the World-Readiness Standards?

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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