December 20, 2013

Call for Papers: CIBER Business Language Conference


16th Annual CIBER Business Language Conference
“Embracing a New Era for Business, Language, and Culture”
April 24-26, 2014
Park City, Utah

The Centers for International Business Education and Research (CIBERs) invite you to join them in Park City, Utah for an exchange of ideas and perspectives on how foreign language educators best assess and meet the current and future linguistic and cross-cultural needs of global business leaders. The 16th Annual CIBER Business Language Conference goal is to link the needs indicated by U.S. business and the professions with the skills of language administrators, instructors, and researchers at all levels (K-12, college and university, and in-service) in the commonly taught languages as well as those languages for which the current needs are critically lacking or are currently in a developing stage.

The organizers welcome papers from individuals and programs that supply training or instruction for the following:

 Critical language needs at the state, national, or international level (Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swahili, etc.)
 Formal and/or informal needs assessments conducted for determining of language/cultural goals
 Tailoring instructional practices or programs to meet learner or client linguistic needs
 Meeting cross-cultural communication needs for professional contexts
 Meeting the needs of heritage language speakers
 Curriculum development to meet the needs of a specific business or profession
 Technology applications for meeting linguistic/ cultural needs of business and/or the professions
 Assessment of linguistic proficiency, cross-cultural communication, or content knowledge
 Developments in theory and method for Business Language Studies

Submission deadline: February 1, 2014.

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