2022 Chicago Language Symposium

Languages for Specific Purposes: Reframing the Role of Language Instruction

April 23, 2022

Hyde Park, Chicago

2022 Chicago Language Symposium

The 2022 Chicago Language Symposium will be held on April 23, 2022 on the beautiful University of Chicago campus, located on the city’s south side. This year’s symposium is focused on Languages for Specific Purposes (LSP) and will discuss topics such as:

• LSP and the 21st century learner

• Assessing LSP courses and learners

• LSP beyond Business, Medicine, and Law

• How LSP courses “upskill” our students

• LSP and its uneasy relationship with the academy

ISLSP-CIBER 2022: Immediately preceding the CLS will be the International Symposium on Language for Specific Purposes (ISLSP) and Centers for International Business Education and Research (CIBER) Business Language Conference, April 21-22 at the same venue. Attending both events will give participants a comprehensive picture of the current state of the LSP field.

Questions? Contact Cathy Baumann at ccbauman@uchicago.edu.


We are VERY pleased to announce that the conference will be held at the brand new David Rubenstein Forum on the campus of the University of Chicago. You can get a glimpse of this beautiful space in the gallery of images below.

Rubenstein Forum in the evening