We are delighted to announce that the sixth edition of the Languages for Specific Purposes in Higher Education conference, LSPHE 2020, will be held at the Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Italy, on Thursday 3rd and Friday 4th September 2020.

The main keynote address will be delivered by Prof. Stefania Maci, full professor of English Language and Translation and Director of the Centro di Ricerca sui Linguaggi Specialistici (CERLIS) at the University of Bergamo, Italy.

The call for papers for LSPHE 2020 is now open. Presentations will normally be 20 minutes in length, followed by 10 minutes of questions and discussion.


Download the call for papers here

Please email a brief proposal (up to 250 words) to LanguageCentreEvents@unibz.it by the end of March. The conference has three working languages: German, Italian and English. Papers in Italian and German should be accompanied by a visual aid in English.

Presenters will be given the opportunity to submit their paper in written form for publication in a peer-reviewed, open access European journal.

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
ICT and innovation
Teacher’s role and skills
The role of LSP in internationalisation at multi- and plurilingual universities

The conference will start at 9am on Thursday 3rd September and finish at 5pm on Friday 4th. There will be a €60 registration fee, which includes two lunches and refreshments.

An informal conference dinner (not included in the conference fee) will take place on the evening of Thursday 3rd.

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

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

The organising committee

Michael Joseph Ennis, Free University of Bozen-Bolzano
Elena Bonetto, Free University of Bozen-Bolzano
Dietmar Unterkofler, Free University of Bozen-Bolzano
Alexander Bleistein, University of Cambridge
David Tual, University of Cambridge
Benoît Guilbaud, University of Sussex

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