Other LSP events and CfP

Below is a list of upcoming LSP-related events and call for papers in Europe and worldwide. You may suggest additions by using the comments’ box at the bottom of this page.

Upcoming LSP conferences and call for papers

Languages for Specific Purposes (LSP) & the Specialized Discourse in the University Settings: Promoting Innovative Methods of LSP Instruction (LSPSD), The Department of English at the Faculty of Arts and Languages of El-Oued University & The Research Unit of “Linguistics and Literature Research”
Laboratory of “Interdisciplinary Studies in Language and Culture” ISILC, Biskra University, 4–6 December 2021. More info

Past events

[Call for papers deadline: 30 January 2020] European Confederation of Language Centres in Higher Education (CercleS): Language Centres at a Crossroads: Open Directions for New Generations of Learners, Mazaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic, 10–12 September 2020. More info

Call for participation: International Staff Training WeekModernizing business-related higher education programmes: a collaborative approach, Faculty of Commerce, Hospitality and Tourism of Budapest Business School, Department of Languages for Business Communication, Budapest, Hungary, 8-12 June 2020. More info

AELFE-TAPP 2020 conference, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, 8-10th July 2020, Barcelona Spain. More info

Call for papers (new publication): New to the LSP Classroom? A Selection of Monographs on Successful Practices, The Institute of Foreign Languages at the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Brno University of Technology, Czech Republic. Deadline 30th June 2020. More info

(Re)Considering the Foundation Principles and Assessing the Common Grounds between ESP/LSP/GE, 4th International Conference on ESP, LSP, GE, Faculty of Electronic Engineering, University of Niš, Serbia, 22-24 May 2020. More info

2nd International Conference of the Slovene Association of LSP Teachers: Languages for Specific Purposes: Opportunities and Challenges of Teaching and Research Conference, Rimske Toplice, Slovenia, from 14 to 16 May 2020. More info

5th International Symposium on Language for Specific Purposes (ISLSP) and Centers for International Business Education and Research (CIBER) Language Conference, UNC Charlotte’s Department of Languages and Culture Studies, Charlotte, N.C., USA, 5th-7th March 2020. More info

Call for papers: Regular Issue 1, 2020, Journal of Teaching English for Specific and Academic Purposes, (Editor-in-chief Dr Nadežda Stojković, University of Nis, Serbia). CfP open until 01/03/2020. More info

Intensive Language Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, Language Centre of the Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Italy. 25 October 2019. More info

Call for papers closing 31 October, 2019 – International AELFE-TAPP 2020 Conference: “Multilingual academic and professional communication in a networked world”, Vilanova i la Geltrú, Barcelona, Spain, 8-10 July 2020. More info

Teaching and learning languages in the shadow of lingua franca, Masaryk University Language Centre, Brno, Czech Republic, 15–16 November 2019. More info

Call for papers: SZOKOE 19th Annual International Conference: Teaching and Researching Languages for Specific Purposes in International Context, Faculty of International and European Studies National University of Public Service, Budapest, Hungary, 15 -16 November, 2019. More info

ReCLes.pt 2019 International Conference: Approaches to teaching and learning Languages for Specific Purposes: building bridges across the classroom and the professional world, University of the Algarve, Portugal, 3rd and 4th October 2019. More info

22nd conference on Languages for Specific Purposes 2019: Mediating Specialized Knowledge: Challenges and Opportunities for LSP Communication and Research, Department of Linguistics and Literary Studies (DiSLL), Università Degli Studi Di Padova, 10-12 July 2019. More info

Call for Papers: Alien in LSP Classroom. Institute of Foreign Languages, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Brno University of Technology, Czech Republic, 31 July 2019. More info

18th AELFE conference: Envisioning the future in academic and professional languages: emerging trends in teaching and research, University of Navarra, Pamplona, Spain, 20 and 21 June 2019. More info

The Dynamics of Specialized Languages: Innovative Approaches and Strategies, Babeş-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania, 13 and 14 June 2019. More info

“Something old, something new: mediation in the context of ESAP”2019 ESAP conference, Ruhr-Universität, Bochum, Germany, 11 May 2019. More info

The 54th RELC International Conference & 5th Asia-Pacific Language for Specific Purposes and Professional Communication Conference 2019, Singapore, 11-13 March, 2019. More info

The second symposium on French for Specific Purposes: topicality of the field, the omnipresence of languages for specific purposes (LSP) as well as their application and applicability. Saarland University of Applied Sciences, Saarbrücken, Germany, 19-29 February 2019. More info

Instructor, researcher, expert… LSP teacher competences in contemporary foreign language education, Uniwersytet Marii Curie, Lublin, 19-20 November 2018. More info

International Symposium Teaching Languages for Specific and Academic Purposes in Higher Education: English-Deutsch-Italiano, Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Italy, 29 June 2018. More info

11th Language for Specific Purposes International Conference / 10th Global Advances in Business Communication Conference, Le Grandeur Palm Resort Johor, Malaysia 25-27 June 2018. More info

The Second ESP Conference, ESP Oxford, Oxford University, 1-2 June 2018. More info

English for Specific Purposes: A multidimensional challenge, 9th Austrian UAS Language Instructors’ Conference, University of Applied Sciences, Vienna, Austria, 25 – 26 May 2018. More info

ALTE (Association of Language Testers in Europe) 51st Conference day – Multilingualism and using language for specific purposes – the role of assessment, Institutul Cultural Român, Cluj-Napoca, Romania, 13th April 2018. More info

IV international symposium of languages for specific purposes (ISLSP)/CIBER business language conference, LSP Vectors: Strengthening Interdisciplinary Connections, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, United States, February 22-24, 2018. More info

3rd international conference of the Association of LSP Teachers at Higher Education Institutions, University College Effectus – College for Finance and Law, Zagreb, Croatia, 22 – 24 February 2018. More info

Languages for Specific Purposes in Higher Education: Current Trends, Approaches and Issues, Brno University of Technology, Brno, Czech Republic, 10–11 November 2017. More info

Speclang 2017, Languages for specific purposes, education and career opportunities, The Faculty of Philology, University of Łódź, Poland, 3-4 Novembre 2017. More info

3rd English for Healthcare Conference, European Association of Language Teachers for Healthcare, Bern, Switzerland, 28-29 October 2017. More info

4th FLLAS International Conference Language for Specific Purposes and Professional Identity, Teacher Education Faculty, University of Belgrade, 29 – 30 September 2017. More info

Teaching English for Specific Purposes at Universities, Brno University of Technology, Brno, Czech Republic, 7 September 2017. More info

21st Conference on Language for specific purposes 2017, Bergen, Norway, 28-30 June 2017. More info

3rd international conference and summer school on English for Specific Purposes and Language Learning Technologies – Establishing the Predominant Position of ESP within Adult ELT, University of Nis, Serbia, 3-7 July 2017. More info

1st International Conference of the Slovene Association of LSP Teachers: LSP:Opportunities and Challenges of Teaching and Research, Slovenia, 18-20 May 2017. More info

4th Asia-Pacific Language for Specific Purposes (LSP) and Professional Communication Association Conference 2017, Victoria University of Wellington Law School campus, New Zealand, Wednesday 26 – Friday 28 April 2017. More info

LSP Teaching and Specialized Translation Skills Training in Higher Education Institutions, Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia, Foreign Languages Department, Institute of Law, April 12-13,2017. More info

Languages for Special Purposes: definition, didactics, dilemmas, The University of Silesia Foreign Language Teaching Centre, held at the Scientific Information Centre and Academic Library (CINiBA) in Katowice on March 3, 2017. More info

Association of LSP Teachers at Higher Education Institutions (ALSPTHEI) 2nd international conference, 17 – 18 February 2017, Zagreb, Croatia. More info


  1. I’d like to add a Conference announcement:

    International AELFE-TAPP 2020 Conference: “Multilingual academic and professional communication in a networked world”.
    Vilanova i la Geltrú (Barcelona, Spain) 8-10 July 2020
    This conference brings together the 19th Conference of AELFE (European Association of Languages for Specific Purposes) and the 2nd Conference of the TAPP (Trans-Atlantic and Pacific Project), a telecollaboration/virtual exchange network.
    Deadline for proposals: 31 October, 2019
    Information about the conference: http://aelfetapp.upc.edu
    facebook/twitter: @aelfetapp2020 instagram: @aelfetapp


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