Schedule

The March 17 afternoon workshops will be held at the Arizona Center (455 N. 3rd St, Suite 380).

The above link directs to a video on how to access Suite 380 at the Arizona Center.

The Mercado complex at 502 E. Monroe, Phoenix (on the corner of 5th St. and Monroe) will host the March 17 reception 6-7:30 p.m. on the second floor balcony and all sessions on March 18-19.

Pre-Conference Workshops

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Two tracks available

Track 1

Program Descriptions

Four 45-minute workshops
2 – 5:45pm

2 – 2:45pm

AZCNTR 383

Tech Skills as a Specific Purpose: Developing a Digital Presence for the 21st Century Workplace
Darcy Lear

Chair: Eduardo Caro

4 – 4:45pm

AZCNTR 383

Cultural Competency for Interpreting Medical Spanish
Henry Pino

Chair: Carmen King de Ramirez

5 – 5:45pm

AZCNTR 383

Next Steps: Advancing LSP at Your Institution
Rory Foster, Cate Phipps-Orive, Elizabeth Bruno

Chair: Mary Risner

Track 2

One 3-hour workshop
2 – 5:15pm

AZCNTR 382

Designing a Spanish SL Course: A Community Model and Leadership Development
Diana Ruggiero and Sheri Spaine Long

Chair: Barbara Lafford

Opening Reception

CIBER Business Language Research Teaching (BLRT) Award Ceremony

6 – 7:30pm

MERCC Second floor balcony

Friday, March 18, 2016

Registration and Breakfast

7:30–8:30am, MERCC 145

Session 1 Program Descriptions

 

Business
MERCC 350
LSP Program Development/ Technology
MERCC 240
8:30–8:55am

Italian for Business – More Innovative, Creative and Compelling
Mojca Del Fabbro

Chair: Jonathan Wood

Emerging LSP Models in French: New Language Programs for Global Careers
Meredith Doran and Heather McCoy

Chair: Mary Long

9-9:25am

Language Class as Student-Run Company: “SpeakEasy” Clears a Profit
William Fischer

Chair: Jonathan Wood


Verbs in Terminology: The Case of E-Commerce Websites
Aymane Zermane

Chair: Mary Long

9:30–9:55am

Recent Linguistics, Sociolinguistics and Paralinguistic Changes in German-speaking Business Contexts
Claudia Becker

Chair: Jonathan Wood

A Proposal for an Integrative Curriculum of Chinese for Specific Purposes
Yahui Huang

Chair: Mary Long

Session 2  Program Descriptions

Business
MERCC 146
Culture
MERCC 135
Medical Field
MERCC 240
10:15-10:40am

The ePortfolio: A Learning Tool for Preparing Business Language Students with Employability Skills
Yi Zhou

Chair: Michael Shealy

French for Global Studies
Catherine Savell

Chair: Helene Ossipov

Panel
10:15-11:30am
Health Care and Language Access
Carmen King de Ramírez, Glenn Martínez, Karol Hardin

Chair: Mary Long

10:45-11:10 am

An Attempt to Boost Literacy: The Development of Business Chinese Reader
Haidan Wang

Chair: Michael Shealy

Nicaragua’s Grand Canal: Promised Land or Pipedream? A Case Study in Political and Economic Culture
Mike Doyle

Chair: Mary Risner

11:15-11:40am

Think Out of the Box: Exploring Communication Studies and Their Potential Applications to Business Language Instruction
Wen-pin Hsieh

Chair: Michael Shealy

STEM.de – STEM.US: Resources for Developing Real-World Competencies in German+STEM
William Fischer

Chair: Alexis Vollmer

Lunch and Plenary Speaker

Noon-1:15pm

MERCC 350

Anne Abbott
Less Specific Purposes for LSP: The Skills Students Need in College

Session 3 Program Descriptions

Business
MERCC 135
LSP Program Development
MERCC 240
Roundtables
MERCC 350
1:30-1:55pm

Panel
1:30-2:45pm
New Challenges, New Responses:  Meeting the Demands of Internationalization with Diverse Approaches to LSP
Linda Chu, Julianne Hammink and Karen Barto

Chair: Alan José

Roundtable
1:30-2:15pm
Taking Action: Next Steps in Supporting an LSP-Dominant Future
Leeann Stone, Mary Risner and Maria Carreira

Chair: Lourdes Sánchez-López

2-2:25pm

Adapting the Liberal Arts Curriculum and LSP for Optimal Student Preparation: An Example of Business Spanish
Grant Gearhart

Chair: Sergio Loza

2:30-2:55pm

Infusing Leadership into the Spanish for Business Curriculum
Dawn Slack

Chair: Angélica Amezcua

Roundtable
2:30-3:15pm
Shifting Roles in the LSP Classroom: Student as Expert, and Teacher as Investigative Facilitator
Rory Foster, Cate Phipps-Orive, Leslie Foster

Chair: Rebecca Berber-McNeill

3:30-4:45pm

Panel
3:30-4:45pm
Curriculum Development and Implementation of Spanish for Animal Health and Care
Shannon Zeller, Maura Velazquez-Castillo, Noa Roman-Muniz

Chair: Rosti Vana

Roundtable
3:30-4:15pm
What Employers Want: An HONEST Assessment of What We Teach LSP Students
Mary Risner, Darcy Lear, Orlando R. Kelm

Chair: Mary Long

Community Expert Panel

5-6pm

MERCC 350

Community Expert Panel: Preparing students for bilingual/bi-cultural professions
Ayensa Millan, Founder and CEO of CIMA Law Group
Lillian García, Volunteer Services Officer, Red Cross
William Brashears, Director of Global Educational Services, Arizona State University

Chair: Carmen King de Ramírez

 

 

Saturday, March 19, 2016

Registration and Breakfast

7:30-8:30am

MERCC 145

Session 4  Program Descriptions

 
Culture
MERCC 135
Business
MERC 240
Community
MERCC 350
8:30-8:55am

Using Videos to Develop Intercultural Competence
Sandhya Shanker
Antoinette Tessmer
 

Chair: Eduardo Caro

Uzbek for Business Purposes: Addressing Students’ Learning Objectives
Dilnoza Kadirova

Chair: Mary Risner

Roundtable
8:30-9:15am
Where’s the Community in Languages for Specific Purposes?
Anne Abbott, Lourdes Sánchez-López, Barbara Lafford, Diana Ruggiero, and Deb Reisinger

Chair: Mary Long

9-9:25am

‘EPPIC’ Success: Supporting Internationals’ Professional Development through English for Specific Purposes
Meredith Doran

Chair: Eduardo Caro

Designing and Teaching a Second-Semester Course in Business French: What to Do Next?
Nathalie Ciesco

Chair: Helene Ossipov

9:30-9:55am

Application of the LESCANT Model to Brazil Used in ‘The Seven Keys to Communicating in Brazil: An Intercultural Approach’
David Victor

Chair: Eduardo Caro

They won’t talk to me! The Case for an Effective Wholly Online Advanced Business Spanish Course
Malinda Blair O’Leary

Chair: Carmen King de Ramírez

Voice vs. Text Chats: Their Effectiveness for Learning Probing Questions by Non-Native Speaking Nursing Students in Online English for Medical Purposes Courses
Olga Ellis

Chair: Rebecca Berber-McNeill

Session 5 Program Descriptions

Culture
MERCC 240
LSP Program Development
MERCC 135
Translation
MERCC 350
10:15-10:40am

Using Videos to Develop Intercultural Competence
Sandhya Shanker and Antoinette Tessmer

Chair: Alan José

Corpus-informed Teaching of ESP Vocabulary in an Introductory Engineering Course
Tatiana Nekrasova-Beker, Tony Becker and Angela Sharpe

Chair: Olivia Elias

Roundtable
10:15-11am
Translation Studies, Language for Specific Purposes and Heritage Language Teaching: Convergence, Divergence and New Directions
Sonia Colina, Glenn Martinez and Lilian Gorman

Chair: Barbara Lafford

10:45-11:10am

Business Case as a Lens to Examine Culture and Society  
Tomoko Takami and Noriko Takeda

Chair: Alan José

Tailoring a Spanish Major for LSP
Barbara Domcekova and Janie Spencer

Chair: Olivia Elias

11:15-11:40am

Principles and Theory behind ‘The Seven Keys to Communicating in Brazil: An Intercultural Approach’
Orlando Kelm

Chair: Alan José

Can you translate this? It will take you five minutes: The (mis)perception of Spanish as a Language for Specific Purposes
Fernando Palacios

Chair: Olivia Elias

 

Lunch and Plenary Speaker

Noon-1:15 pm

MERCC 350

Clayton Dube
Doors Opening or Closing? What China’s New Normal Means for the Chinese and Americans 

 

Session 6 Program Descriptions

Business
MERCC 240
LSP Program Development
MERCC 146
Interpretation
MERCC 135
1:30-1:55pm

Building a Different Kind of Bridge: Teaching Business Writing in the Spanish Curriculum  
Karen Rauch

Chair: Michael Shealy

An Implementation Report on the New Spanish for Lawyers Program at the University of Miami
Eduardo Negueruela-Azarola and Mónica Alexandra Durán

Chair: Barbara Lafford

2-2:25pm

The Case-based Method as a Strategy for Teaching Spanish for Business
Felix Vasquez

Chair: Michael Shealy

Theoretical Underpinnings and Practical Application: Spanish for the Professions at ASU, a Case Study
Eduardo Caro

Chair: Barbara Lafford

Keys to Understand The Diplomatic Function of Interpreters at the United Nations
Alan Jose and Mailys Hubert

Chair: Carmen King de Ramírez

Business Meeting and Closing Remarks

2:45-3:45pm

MERCC 350