Call for papers: LSPHE 2019, Imperial College London

The fifth edition of the Languages for Specific Purposes in Higher Education conference, LSPHE 2019, will be held over two days at Imperial College London on Thursday 12th and Friday 13th September 2019.

Imperial College London

We would like to invite contributions from colleagues across the UK, Ireland and abroad. Presentations will normally be 20 minutes in length, followed by 10 minutes of questions and discussion.

Please email a brief proposal (up to 150 words) to David Tual by 31st March 2019. You may also use the Contact page on this website to submit your proposal.

Contributions may focus on, but are not limited to, the following LSP-related themes:

  • Teaching practice & methodology
  • Embedding LSP elements in general/multidisciplinary courses
  • Developing students’ skills
  • Curriculum design
  • Assessment
  • ICT and innovation
  • Teacher’s role and skills

The conference will start at 11am on Thursday 12th September and finish at 3pm on Friday 13th. There will be a £40 registration fee, which includes two lunches and refreshments.

A conference dinner will take place on the evening of Thursday 12th at an additional charge, to be announced.

We plan to offer a range of “curriculum clinic” workshops focussing on different LSP subject areas & formats (humanities, medicine, business, STEM, but also reading classes and other skill-based provisions).

Further information regarding registration, alongside a provisional programme, will be circulated posted on this website around April.

We are looking forward to hearing from you and receiving your proposals.

The organising committee

Felicitas M. Starr-Egger, Imperial College London
Alexander Bleistein, University of Cambridge
David Tual, University of Cambridge
Benoît Guilbaud, University of Sussex


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