Language for specific purposes (LSP) courses and programs focus on developing learner communicative competence in a particular professional or academic field (e.g., Korean for business, Japanese for health care providers, etc.).
This summer institute will provide accepted participants with training and experience in developing LSP courses (including doing needs analysis, setting goals and objectives, assessing, developing materials, teaching, and evaluating LSP) for their home institution. Participants are expected to develop some aspect of a real LSP course as part of this institute. Selected projects will be published by the NFLRC as a Network (available online for teachers around the world).
The institute will be held at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa in Honolulu, Hawai‘i and is co-sponsored by the UHM National Foreign Language Resource Center (NFLRC) and the National Resource Center - East Asia (NRCEA). Partial travel funding is available for eligible accepted applicants.
The application deadline is March 31, 2014.