World Languages for Specific Purposes
Why WLSP? Why Now?
The Language Center is pleased to invite graduate students and faculty (instructors and tenured/tenure stream) in the language programs to participate in a practice-oriented workshop series that aims at increasing understanding and knowledge about World Languages for Specific Purposes (WLSP) pedagogy, and its place and value within the language curricula. The series will address core questions, including:
- What is WLSP?
- Why is it relevant in higher-ed?
- How can it help address practical concerns for faculty and language programs, such as recruitment and retention?
- How can it enrich current teaching practices?
- How can it help students understand the relevance of language studies in the real world?
- How can it be integrated at multiple levels (e.g., activity, lesson, course, curriculum)?
The sessions are thematically intertwined and will focus on current best teaching practices in diverse post-secondary contexts, as well as practical strategies for integrating specific purposes content into non WLSP courses at all levels of proficiency.The goal is to help graduate students and faculty (instructors and tenured/tenure stream) in the language programs see their courses and curriculum using a new lens. By the end of this series, workshop participants will be able to articulate the value of WLSP to various audiences and stakeholders (e.g., students, administrators, search committees, etc.), evaluate their courses and curriculum through a new lens, and integrate materials created during the workshops.
- General introduction to the topic
- Integrating content into non WLSP courses
- Curricular development
- Lesson planning in WLSP for all courses
- Culture in WLSP courses