May 10, 2024

The 7th International Symposium on Languages for Specific Purposes (ISLSP) & Centers for International Business Education and Research (CIBER) Business Language (BL) Conference held at George Washington University in Washington DC on May 2-3 was a vibrant convergence of specialists in the field of Language for Specific Purposes (LSP). Among the notable presentations, Anna Alsina Naudí presented her work "A Task-Based Roadmap: Harnessing Word Combinations in a Business Course." Additionally, Paloma Moscardó Vallés showed the platform Contextos Médicos that she created for SPA 205 in her presentation entitled "Modeling Cultural and Linguistic Content for Medical Spanish Students Through Annotated Medical Interview Videos."

This bi-annual gathering serves as a beacon for LSP professionals, drawing participants from across the nation and beyond to exchange groundbreaking projects, innovative ideas, and recent advancements in the field of LSP.  Paloma commented, "participating in this conference was very enriching, providing more inspiration to continue enhancing our courses." The conference not only fosters collaboration but also reaffirms the importance of the LSP domain, which has experienced remarkable growth in recent years.