LINGUIST List 28.1387

Tue Mar 21 2017

Calls: Applied Linguistics/Czech Republic

Editor for this issue: Kenneth Steimel <>

Date: 18-Mar-2017
From: Dagmar Červenková <>
Subject: Languages for Specific Purposes in Higher Education – Current Trends, Approaches and Issues
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Full Title: Languages for Specific Purposes in Higher Education – Current Trends, Approaches and Issues

Date: 10-Nov-2017 - 11-Nov-2017
Location: Brno, Czech Republic
Contact Person: Dagmar Červenková
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site:

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics

Meeting Description:

Ever since the 1980s teaching foreign languages for specific purposes has assumed a particularly interesting methodological position. No matter whether understood as separate from general second-language acquisition or only a sideway project, it is a worthy endeavor. This conference aims at exploring current concerns of LSP in order to find out in which direction the field is moving. Hoping to succeed in this goal, we invite you to share your research results, theoretical ideas and practical insights in a fruitful discussion.

Call for Papers:

Submissions are welcome in the following areas:

Teaching writing skills:

Dealing with a variety of academic contexts and a diversity of students' specializations, entering particular writing communities
Differentiating genres (both academic and professional)
Approaches to teaching writing (process approach vs. text-based approach)
Re-evaluating the role of rhetoric

Teaching languages to students with special needs:

Teaching foreign languages to students with special needs, including students with specific learning differences
Developing phonological/orthographic and syntactic skills for SLD
The role of language, memory and attention interaction
Use of assistive technologies for other impairments

Teaching LSP and communication skills:

Content language acquisition versus general language acquisition
Developing effective interpersonal communication in occupational settings
Different approaches to learning and using topic-specific vocabulary (including the use of corpora)
The rising need for intercultural communication skills
The position of a needs analysis in higher education
Teaching academic and professional communication to support international mobility

Technologies and Media:

The changing role of video and films
Enhancing communicative competence through mobile technology
Gamification: game elements in LSP teaching
Benefits of social media in a LSP class
Learning management systems and blended learning in LSP courses.

For more information on submission of abstracts and papers visit .

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