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Language for Specific Purposes

Trends in Curriculum Development

Edited by Mary K. Long
In the United States today there is lively discussion, both among educators and employers, about the best way to prepare students with high-level language and cross-cultural communication proficiency that will serve them both professionally and personally in the global environment of the twenty-first century. At the same time, courses in business language and medical language have become more popular among students. Language for Specific Purposes (LSP), which encompasses these kinds of courses, responds to this discussion and provides curricular models for language programs that build practical language skills specific to a profession or field. Contributions in the book reinforce those models with national survey results, demonstrating the demand for and benefits of LSP instruction. 

With ten original research-based chapters, this volume will be of interest to high school and university language educators, program directors, linguists, and anyone looking to design LSP courses or programs in any world language.

About the Author

Mary K. Long is Senior Instructor and Director of the Spanish for the Professions program at the University of Colorado—Boulder. Her research areas include twentieth and twenty-first-century Mexican literature and culture and cross-cultural communication between Latin America and the US. She has also presented and written about Spanish for the Professions and LSP.

Review

"In society there are real demands for foreign language proficiency (e.g., emergency responders, business professionals, social workers, translators, educators, etc.) Up to this point these demands have only been marginally satisfied. This LSP Studies volume provides readers with an excellent template to research, collaborate, motivate, integrate, and create successful LSP language learners." — Orlando R. Kelm,, University of Texas at Austin

"Long's volume has assembled prominent scholars to provide a comprehensive understanding of trends in the growing field of LSP. Covering a wide range of topics that address both classroom and workplace practices, Languages for Specific Purposes provides essential, practical information for novice teachers and seasoned faculty alike." — Deb S. Reisinger,, Duke University

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