professional development


Workshops & Conferences

NFLRC holds a wide range of international conferences, annual summer institutes (both on-site and online), symposia, and workshops on a variety of themes and topics. Foreign language educators come together to share resources on, and gain hands-on experience with relevant developments in the field.

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LSP institute

Language for Specific Purposes Institute

July 7–11, 2014

The application deadline is March 31, 2014

Language for specific purposes (LSP) courses and programs focus on developing learner communicative competence in a particular professional or academic field, for example,
“Korean for business” or “Japanese for health care providers.”
This institute provides training and experience in developing LSP courses for your home institution. Topics include doing needs analysis, setting goals and objectives, developing materials, teaching, and assessing and evaluating LSP courses.
The institute is co-sponsored by the University of Hawai‘i’s NFLRC and National Resource Center–East Asia (NRCEA).



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