ISLSP/CIBER Business Language Conference

IV International Symposium on Languages for Specific Purposes (ISLSP)/CIBER Business Language Conference

LSP Vectors: Strengthening Interdisciplinary Connections

February 22-24, 2018
University of Florida Campus

Gainesville, Florida

Conference Schedule At A Glance


 $125 for higher ed faculty

$75 for students/K-12 faculty

The symposium will be held on the campus of the University of Florida in Gainesville, FL.   Reitz Union Student Center

ISLSP Wordle


The fourth International Symposium on Languages for Specific Purposes (ISLSP) is hosted by the Center for Latin American Studies at the University of Florida and the Centers for International Business Education and Research (CIBERs). The conference brings together educators, administrators, students, and language policy makers worldwide from all levels. The purpose of the conference is to share innovations and visions of a future where LSP is a standard and integral component of the curriculum. Individuals seeking knowledge on interdisciplinary curriculum design, LSP program development, LSP theoretical and applied research, and pedagogical approaches should attend.

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Registration information will be posted by mid-October. 

Please direct any symposium questions to Mary Risner, Local Organizing Chair, at  


External Advisory Board:

  • Mary K. Long, Department of Spanish and Portuguese, University of Colorado, Boulder
  • Michael Doyle, Professor, Department of Languages and Culture Studies U of North Carolina at Charlotte
  • Barbara A. Lafford, Professor, School of Letters and Sciences, Arizona State University
  • Lourdes Sánchez-López, Associate Professor, Department of Foreign Languages & Literatures, U of Alabama at Birmingham
  • Sheri Spaine Long, Executive Director, AATSP

Conference Sponsors:

U.S. Department of Education (USDOE) through its 17 Centers for International Business Education and Research (CIBERs)USDOE Title VI funds from the UF Center for Latin American Studies National Resource Center.


Brigham Young University                 Texas A&M University
George Washington University         University of Colorado Denver
Georgia Institute of Technology       University of Connecticut
Georgia State University                    University of Maryland
Indiana University                               University of Miami
Michigan State University                 University of South Carolina
Ohio State University                         University of Texas at Austin
San Diego State University               University of Washington
Temple University

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