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Workshops & Conferences

NFLRC holds a wide range of international conferences, annual summer institutes (both on-site and online), symposia, and workshops on a variety of themes and topics. Foreign language educators come together to share resources on, and gain hands-on experience with relevant developments in the field.

Recent Events
LSP institute

Language for Specific Purposes Institute
July 7–11, 2014

Language for specific purposes (LSP) courses and programs focus on developing learner communicative competence in a particular professional or academic field, for example,
“Korean for business” or “Japanese for health care providers.”
This institute provides training and experience in developing LSP courses for your home institution. Topics include doing needs analysis, setting goals and objectives, developing materials, teaching, and assessing and evaluating LSP courses.
The institute is co-sponsored by the University of Hawai‘i’s NFLRC and National Resource Center–East Asia (NRCEA).


Hispanic Humor Luso-Hispanic Humor Studies Conference
October 16–17, 2014

The International Society for Luso-Hispanic Humor Studies (ISLH/HS) promotes the study and appreciation of humor wherever Spanish and Portuguese are spoken. The society encourages all areas of humor scholarship in the Luso-Brazilian and Hispanic worlds. It is dedicated to dissemination of information to a diverse population and encourages communication with others interested in this expanding field. more...


LSP institute

4th International Conference on Language Documentation and Conservation
February 26-March 1, 2015

The theme of the 4th ICLDC, “Enriching Theory, Practice, and Application,” highlights the need to strengthen the links between language documentation (practice), deep understanding of grammatical structure (theory), and methods for teaching endangered languages (application). At this conference, we intend to focus on language documentation as the investigation of grammar and linguistic structure, on the one hand, and the development of that investigation into sound pedagogy for endangered languages, on the other. 

We aim to build on the strong momentum created by the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd ICLDCs to discuss research and revitalization approaches yielding rich records that can benefit both the field of language documentation and speech communities. We hope you will join us.



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