5th ISLSP - CIBER Language Conference 2020

UNC Charlotte’s Department of Languages and Culture Studies is hosting the 5th International Symposium on Language for Specific Purposes (ISLSP) and Centers for International Business Education and Research (CIBER) Language Conference at UNC Charlotte’s Center City. Join us as we take stock and move forward within Languages for Specific Purposes exploring developments and innovation in research, practice, and curriculum. 

Pre-conference workshops begin on Thursday, March 5.  Concurrent sessions begin Friday morning, March 6, and conclude Saturday afternoon, March 7.
For more information, including Call for Proposals,  registration and accomodations, see Conference Logistics below. 

Conference Details

Pre-conference Workshops (March 5, 2020):  Registration for Pre-conference workshops will open on October 15, 2019.  Pre-conference workshops will be offered on Thursday, March 5  including “Integrating T&I into the Language Classroom," led by Christopher Mellinger,  “LSP in the Language Classroom," led by Dr. Diana Ruggiero, and "Heritage Language Learning in LSP Contexts" by Dr. Laura Gasca Jimenez.  Click the following link to see complete abstracts and more information about our presenters:  Pre-conference Workshops

Conference Program: Click the following link to download a copy of the tentative Conference Program. We will notify you when the final program is available online: Conference Program 

Keynote Speakers:  We are honored to welcome Dr. Bill Rivers, Executive Director at the Joint National Committee for Languages in Washington, D.C. and Dr. Lourdes Sanchez-López from the University of Alabama, Birmingham, who will serve as keynote speakers for this year's conference.  In addition, we are excited to host a CIBER keynote speaker. Click the following link to see more information about our Keynote Speakers: Keynote Speakers

Sponsors:  This event is made possible in part by the following sponsors: Symposium Sponsors

Conference Logistics

Call for Proposals:  The deadline for proposal submission is August 1, 2019.  Please click here to access the CFP which includes the online submission link:  Call for Proposals 

You may access the submission site directly via the following link:  linguistlist.org/easyabs/islsp-ciber

RegistrationRegistration will open October 15, 2019.

Accommodations:  For details concerning accommodations and local arrangements, click the following link:  Accommodations and local arrangements

Contact Us: For questions related to this event, please see the following page:  Contact Information