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Cultural Competency is vital into the Medical Spanish Interpretation and Spanish for Specific Purposes. The demographic, social and economic situation in the United States makes it even more relevant; however, it could be a challenging task not only for students, but also for teachers and institutions. This is an informal and interactive session in order to talk briefly about its theory. We will also share the advantages, disadvantages or problems by teaching cultural competency for Interpreting Medical Spanish.
This workshop targets Spanish instructors at colleges/universities that want to develop upper-level service-learning (SL) courses from scratch or for those who want to enhance existing courses. The hands-on workshop focuses on SL course creation and implementation. Included are strategies and a rationale for incorporating leadership development (LD) into such courses.
What is the next step in advancing LSP curriculum and course offerings at your institution? Regardless of your starting point, in this workshop you will have the opportunity to collaborate with other LSP professionals and define your next action steps for advancing LSP at your institution and in your community.
Are your students as tech savvy as they need to be for the workplace? Come to this workshop to learn 1) how to raise students’ consciousness about their professional digital identities and 2) how you can integrate the development of specific hard skills that employers want into your language courses.
“SpeakEasy” is a language course where the students conduct a business that makes multilingual greeting cards printed on paper made from recycled elephant dung. Content-Based Instruction and similar pedagogies are employed to structure the company, and to design, manufacture, and market the cards. “SpeakEasy” integrates business language, sustainability, and STEM.
Presentation of a project, funded by a small grant, to support programs in German, particularly k-12, by providing model learning materials and teacher-training resources that can facilitate basic STEM learning in language programs. The target learners are between ACTFL Novice-Mid and Advanced-Low in proficiency, with special focus on Intermediate-High.
Politeness serves as a guiding principle of human verbal interaction. With regardto politeness, there is great cultural variability. This study provides the linguistic and philosophical background for advocating an interdisciplinary approach to the Chinese for specific purposes curriculum that includes content regarding Chinese culture, politeness, and philosophy.
Are LSP and the traditional Liberal Arts diametrically opposed, or are they perfectly situated to compliment one another to deliver optimal student preparation? This presentation argues that the future of LSP is not to usurp traditional literature-based language curriculums, but to fuse with them through a set of shared outcomes.
This presentation outlines the development of the Business Chinese Reader, an innovative attempt to boost learners’ business Chinese literacy from ACTFL intermediate level and above. The author will detail the initial needs, expected learners’ outcomes, thematic topics, unitary organization, forms of assessment, evaluation suggestions, as well as its limitations.
It is imperative future animal care/management professionals acquire the skills to communicate directly with livestock workers or routine purposes and more vital tasks, such as tending to ill animals or worker safety practices. This panel discusses its interdisciplinary, task-based approach to curriculum design, implementation, and future vision for such courses.
This presentation will provide a detailed account of recent innovations in French language program design across U.S. universities that feature LSP curricula, international career advising, expanded study abroad options, and a range of internships in professional settings that match student interests in using French in a range of careers.
Business French for this generation needs to be adapted to the global economy. This brainstorming session is geared to instructors interested in developing content and activities that promote using a foreign language in that particular context.
This panel will explore educational models for teaching Spanish for health care as well as professional policies and practices. The panel moves beyond pedagogical discussions of Spanish for health care curriculum development to address clinical issues such as language access for patients. Furthermore, panelists will discuss how health care institutions are using bilingual staff to meet the growing demand for Spanish speakers in the field of medicine.
This presentation focuses on leadership: explaining leadership styles, examining leadership within multi-cultural, multi-lingual and/or minority populations and exploring the “teachability” of leadership. Emphasis is on classroom applicability; while samples are from three Spanish for Business levels, the underlying concepts are adaptable to myriad languages for specific purposes courses.
This presentation focuses on a variety of techniques, strategies and macro-strategies which teachers can employ in order to make Italian for Business more engaging and students more motivated. A variety of concrete examples will be presented, along with Web resources and Web tools for language learning and teaching.
There is increasing demand for new approaches to LSP. This panel gives an overview of the diversity of current needs of LSP, and presentation of two recent LSP programs: a bilingual dictionary for Myanmar’s aquaculture industry and a teacher-training program for all disciplines to shift to English Medium Instruction.
The proposed Nicaraguan Grand Canal—promised land or pipe dream?—provides an example of a business language case study in political and economic culture, with interested regional and global stakeholders. The critical thinking and problem solving skills it seeks to develop are illustrative of the didactic genre.
In this roundtable we discuss the reality that in many LSP courses the student has more industry knowledge than the language instructor. This may initially cause anxiety for the instructor, but a simple framework for tapping into student expertise and industry norms makes the LSP course a guaranteed success!
Chinese 443 “Business Communications in Chinese” is for students to improve overall language proficiency in using Chinese for business purpose, with a particular emphasis on oral and written discourse. Students learn specific workplace skills such as how to write resume, cover letter, business emails/letters and a marketing proposal.
Communication studies systematize the types, purposes, and strategies of communication in business contexts. The presentation discusses how to utilize the communication studies to make up the lack of existing ESP theories and further help LSP professionals create a pedagogically practical understanding of the real business world and students’ potential needs.
As a round table discussion, we hope to quickly move beyond the presentation phase and into the shared discussion phase. After the session is over, we will post a summary of the discussion, i.e., a publicly shared Padlet wall to include highlights, summaries, links, photographs, and summary handouts, etc.