Intercultural dialogue from day one in the language classroom

Here are some lesson plans and strategies I presented at the 3rd Symposium of Spanish as a Second Language (III Taller de ELE) at KU Leuven (June, 2015) on how to promote intercultural dialogue in the foreign language classroom. As you get settled for this new academic year, here are some ideas you might want […]

MOOCs: authentic content and intercultural exchange for Languages for Specific Purposes (LSP) students

As language teachers, we promote language and cultural exchange programs among college and university students. However, for various reasons, the majority of students will not complete internships in foreign countries or study abroad programs during their college years. For this reason, universities need to develop international curricula and expand language and digital learning so that […]

How to introduce Languages for Specific Purposes (LSP) content in basic language courses?

There is great controversy over whether Languages for Specific Purposes (LSP) should be taught at the basic language levels. The truth is that teachers cannot anticipate which specific skills their students will need in the workplace or which specific work situation they will encounter. Students often don’t know that either so every academic course should […]