2022-23 Cluster Events

Spring 2023

Spring semester meetings will focus on concrete examples of the interdisciplinary applications of LSP curricula.

1. Feb. 21, 2023, 12-1 pm, Zoom Webinar with guest Dr. Steven Sacco, "Multinational Corporations (MNCs) & World Languages." 

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2. March 2023, Time TBD, "Putting Your Languages to Work": 2nd Annual Alumni Panel.

3. Friday, April 14, 2023. World Language Focus Group. Students will reflect on their language learning experiences at SMU, including internships, study abroad, experiential and project-based learning opportunities, and future plans for integrating languages into their careers. 

Fall 2022:

Fall semester meetings will focus on current methods and future directions of Languages for Specific Purposes (LSP) research. Participants will gain hands on experience in gathering and analyzing data to support the efficacy of LSP curricula in the current higher education landscape. 

  • Nov 1, 2022, 2:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada): "Conducting LSP Research: Practical tips for data-driven innovation." Virtual Presentations and Discussion.  

Barbara A. Lafford, Professor Emerita of Spanish Linguistics, Arizona State University, “Spanish for Specific Purposes in the United States in a Global Context: Moving the Field Forward through Communication, Connections, and Collaboration.” Dr. Lafford will offer strategies for improving communications, connections, and collaborations among scholars and instructors of Spanish for Specific Purposes and for creating a stronger theoretical, empirical, and pedagogical foundation for SSP curricular design. 

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Mary K. Long, Teaching Associate Professor, Spanish and Portuguese, University of Colorado-Boulder “Connecting LSP Research to Broader Research Communities.” Dr. Long will offer some concrete examples of steps that LSP researchers can take to find synergies beyond the LSP research communities  in areas such as Business History, Business (and other) Case Studies, Business Communication, Digital Humanities, Environmental Humanities and Medical Humanities.

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  • Thursday, Dec. 1, 1:30-2:30 pm. CARU 406 (Palmer Conference Center for Engr Leadership). “Languages Across the Curriculum @ SMU Part I: Faculty research.”  


Download Dr. Pando's slides here

Download Dr. Vokic's slides here