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Language for specific purposes : trends in curriculum development / Mary K. Long, editor.

Contributor(s): Long, Mary K [editor.] | International Symposium on Languages for Specific Purposes (2nd : 2014 : University of Colorado Boulder).
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Washington, DC : Georgetown University Press, [2017]Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 199 pages).Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9781626164208; 1626164207.Subject(s): Sublanguage -- Study and teaching -- United States -- Congresses | Terms and phrases -- Study and teaching -- United States -- CongressesAdditional physical formats: Print version:: Language for specific purposes.DDC classification: 401/.47 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
New Directions in LSP Research in US Higher Education / Lourdes Sánchez-López, Mary K. Long, Barbara A. Lafford -- New Directions in LSP Curriculum Development -- Developing and Implementing LSP Curriculum at the K-12 Level / Mary Risner, Melissa Swarr, Cristin Bleess, Janet Graham -- Preparing Students for the Workplace : Heritage Learners' Experiences in Professional Community Internships / Carmen King de Ramirez -- Developing Intercultural Competence and Leadership through LSP Curriculum / LeAnn Derby, Jean W. LeLoup, James Rasmussen, Ismania Sales de Souza -- Developing a More Efficient Conversation Paradigm for FLL : Lessons on Asking and Answering Questions in an LSP Context / Robert A. Quinn -- Integrating Project-Based Learning into English for Specific Purposes Classrooms : A Case Study in Engineering / Tatiana Nekrasova-Beker, Anthony Becker -- II. Re-thinking Instructor Roles -- Instructor and Learner's Roles in Learning Arabic for Specific Purposes / El-Hussein Ali -- Language for Specific Purposes Educators as Informal Career Counselors / Annie Abbott -- III. Exploring Workplace Realities -- Court Interpretation of an Indigenous Language : Experiences of an Unexpected LSP Participant / Mary Jill Brody -- Señor Google and Spanish Workplace Information Practices : Information Literacy in a Multilingual World / Alison Hicks.
Summary: Language for specific purposes (LSP) refers to language courses specific to a content area, such as Business Spanish or French for Engineering. Although around for some time, it has gained increasing interest in the last ten years because of the demand for language programs to provide a "practical skill" and, in many cases, from students wishing to build marketability with their language skills. At most language conferences, LSP sessions are on the agenda in some form. There's also crossover in this area with languages in the community programs (service learning/social justice/heritage learners/etc.). Little research has been done on the topic. Rising from a new biennial conference, this edited volume provides a seminal set of studies that opens dialogue for further development of LSP curriculum--a hot topic. The areas of focus include what research is needed going forward, current curriculum development and where it is going, and what it means to bring language skills into the workplace. Both K12 and higher ed are addressed. The editor has pulled together strong essays to address some key topics in LSP into a volume that will really contribute to the field. TOC includes a who's who in the field. Extra research data as PDFs will be made available on the GUP website for those interested.
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The project emerged from the Second International Symposium on Languages for Specific Purposes which was held at the University of Colorado, Boulder in spring 2014.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

New Directions in LSP Research in US Higher Education / Lourdes Sánchez-López, Mary K. Long, Barbara A. Lafford -- New Directions in LSP Curriculum Development -- Developing and Implementing LSP Curriculum at the K-12 Level / Mary Risner, Melissa Swarr, Cristin Bleess, Janet Graham -- Preparing Students for the Workplace : Heritage Learners' Experiences in Professional Community Internships / Carmen King de Ramirez -- Developing Intercultural Competence and Leadership through LSP Curriculum / LeAnn Derby, Jean W. LeLoup, James Rasmussen, Ismania Sales de Souza -- Developing a More Efficient Conversation Paradigm for FLL : Lessons on Asking and Answering Questions in an LSP Context / Robert A. Quinn -- Integrating Project-Based Learning into English for Specific Purposes Classrooms : A Case Study in Engineering / Tatiana Nekrasova-Beker, Anthony Becker -- II. Re-thinking Instructor Roles -- Instructor and Learner's Roles in Learning Arabic for Specific Purposes / El-Hussein Ali -- Language for Specific Purposes Educators as Informal Career Counselors / Annie Abbott -- III. Exploring Workplace Realities -- Court Interpretation of an Indigenous Language : Experiences of an Unexpected LSP Participant / Mary Jill Brody -- Señor Google and Spanish Workplace Information Practices : Information Literacy in a Multilingual World / Alison Hicks.

Language for specific purposes (LSP) refers to language courses specific to a content area, such as Business Spanish or French for Engineering. Although around for some time, it has gained increasing interest in the last ten years because of the demand for language programs to provide a "practical skill" and, in many cases, from students wishing to build marketability with their language skills. At most language conferences, LSP sessions are on the agenda in some form. There's also crossover in this area with languages in the community programs (service learning/social justice/heritage learners/etc.). Little research has been done on the topic. Rising from a new biennial conference, this edited volume provides a seminal set of studies that opens dialogue for further development of LSP curriculum--a hot topic. The areas of focus include what research is needed going forward, current curriculum development and where it is going, and what it means to bring language skills into the workplace. Both K12 and higher ed are addressed. The editor has pulled together strong essays to address some key topics in LSP into a volume that will really contribute to the field. TOC includes a who's who in the field. Extra research data as PDFs will be made available on the GUP website for those interested.

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