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Centre for Languages and Inter-Communication


PLEASE NOTE: all the information below and more can now be found on the LSPHE website:

Languages for Specific Purposes in Higher Education 2016


Following the high level of interest for last year's Languages for Specific Purposes in Higher Education (LSPHE2015) event held at the University of Manchester, a similar event took place at the University of Cambridge on Friday 9th September 2016.

The first edition had intentionally adopted a very broad approach in order to identify and discuss key issues at managerial, course design and teaching practice levels. Based on the feedback we received, a more practical focus was adopted for the second edition.

LSPHE 2016 focussed on the notion of Task Based Learning (TBL) and its integrations in LSP courses, be it from a curriculum development perspective, for assessment, or in teaching and learning activities, face-to-face or online.


SLIDES/DOCUMENTS used on the day:

Plenary talk (Dr Jean-Jacques Richer)

LSP in a medical context (University of Leeds) 1 2

Variation on a theme (University of Sussex)

Was it murder? (Hanna Magedera-Hofhansl) handout 1 2 3 

Developing engineering English (Poznan University of Technology)

Getting medics on the task (King's College London) general presentation 1 2 3 4 5

Soigner en Français (Laetitia Debboub)

Italian through History of Art (Cinzia Bacilieri)

From business to enterprise (Claude Trégoat)

Participatory pedagogy in TBL (Divya Madhavan-Brochier)

Scoring LSP tasks (Prof. Christian Krekeler)


If you have any question, please email David Tual ()


The organisation committee

Benoît Guilbaud (The University of Manchester)

Martin Kantus (University of Cambridge)

David Tual (University of Cambridge)