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

Imperial College London

The full programme, with abstracts, is available below:

LSPHE 2019 programme

We were delighted to welcome as our main keynote speaker Dr. Mary Risner, Associate Director of Outreach and Business Programs at the Center for Latin American Studies at the University of Florida, USA.

LSPHE 2019 offered a range of papers presented by delegates from 11 different countries. In its new two-day format, this event provided a unique opportunity for LSP practitioners from Europe and beyond to meet, exchange ideas and discuss their practice. To this effect, a series of “curriculum clinic” workshops was offered, on topics including Arts and Humanities, Business, Healthcare and STEM, inviting delegates from all branches of LSP to share and discuss sample tasks and curricula.

Presentation slides:

Keynote plenary address by Mary Risner, Associate Director of Outreach and Business Programs at the Center for Latin American Studies at the University of Florida, USA

Plenary session : Applying needs analysis principles to LSP teachers: the first step towards the provision of adequate LSP Teacher Education programmes? Dr Cédric Sarré, Sorbonne Université, France

Plenary session: The Global Scale of English Learning Objectives for Professional English, Mike Mayor, Pearson Education

E-portfolios on bioethical questions in a French for medics blended learning context: a tool for developing students’ reflexivity and autonomy, Hélène Butz, Lecturer in French, King’s College London, UK

LSP academic reading courses at Oxford University Language Centre: a case study, Tania Batelli-Kneale and Geraldine Gruchet, Oxford University, UK

Applicability of student-generated content to enhance professional language teaching and learning, Virginija Tuomaite, Reda Vegeleviciute-Patiomkiniene, Tatjana Vezyte, Kaunas University of Technology, Lithuania

LSP teachers’ needs seen through qualitative data, Dr Saša Podgoršek, Dr Violeta Jurkovič, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia

The role of art in Italian society: integrating LSP in a language degree programme, Cinzia Bacilieri, University of York, UK

Case study in course design – adapting a content-based curriculum for non-specialist teachers, Dr Eljee Javier, University of Sussex, UK

Reassessing main stakeholders in LSP – focusing on the lecturer, Prof. Nadežda Stojković, University of Niš, Serbia, and Dr Somali Gupta, V.Y.T.P.G. Autonomous College Durg, Chhattisgarh, India

Metaphor in music – Language-teaching aspects of a cognitive-linguistic phenomenon, Dr Martin G Kantus, Goethe-Institut e.V., Germany

Business English reading materials as a source of content knowledge – undergraduate students’ perspective, Dr Jolanta Łącka-Badura, University of Economics in Katowice, Poland

ICT-enhanced business language courses – a case study, Magdalena Łęska, University of Economics in Katowice, Poland

Languages for History of Art: Academic reading courses for first-year undergraduates
Tania Batelli-Kneal, Oxford University, UK

Simulations and role-playing in project-oriented teaching, Agnieszka Suchomelová-Polomska and Daniela Dlabolová, Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic

One project, three perspectives: Online language learning development in Finnish Higher Education, Gabriela Barco, Jinhua Cheng, David Erent, Aalto University, Finland

Teaching French for science in Higher Education: Presentation of a project-based learning, Dr Marion Dufour, Imperial College London, UK

CercleS LSP Focus Group meeting

“Curriculum clinic” workshop: Arts & Humanities, Cinzia Bacilieri

The LSPHE 2019 organising committee:

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

This event is sponsored by Pearson English.

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