Conference in Brussels, May 10-11th

This multiplier event aimed to bring together both language teachers with an interest in digital language learning and LSP, alongside experts in the field of e-learning (not confined to modern languages teaching – e.g. “EU Digital learning centre”, Digital Learning and ICT group from the European Commission, EESC, COR) for a two-day skills-sharing/colloquium event, with keynote speakers from institutions at the forefront of research and development in this area of expertise.

Keynote speakers:

  • Valter Mavrić – Director General – Translation (European Parliament)
  • Tatjana Babrauskiene – Employment, Social Affairs & Citizenship, Head of International Relations (Lithuanian Education and Science Trade Union)
  • Ana Carla Pereira – Expert: Employment and Social Adviser, European Commission (Cabinet of Nicolas Schmit, Commissioner for Jobs and Social Rights)

Speakers:  18 LSP teachers, employment and eLearning specialists

Full conference agenda is available on the website:

 The two-day colloquium/workshop was jointly coordinated with the LSP/LAP teaching centre at the ULB (“ULB Langues”) while also drawing on the experience of the Tradital research centre which is based in the Language, Translation and Communications Faculty at the ULB. The event actively targeted at LSP/LAP teachers based in Belgium (neighbouring universities such as Liège, Ghent, Leuven, and secondary-school language teachers, etc.) and from universities abroad, especially those with which the ULB has privileged partnerships.

Apart from the extensive exchange of knowledge and expertise, the event served as a launch pad for the tools developed by the Strategic partnership and was an opportunity to gather invaluable feedback directly from target users. All the participants received an access to materials created by the partnership, were introduced to the idea and possibilities of their use. Apart form that, they were accustomed with the teacher booklet in the form of an e-book (O2) that can be found on the project website.

The main conclusions and takeaways of the conference overlap with the principles of the LSP4Emp project. The intensive collaboration between business and HEI LSP teachers, the need to improve digital literacy among teachers and lecturers, distant learning/teaching and changing demands of new generations of students need to be investigated and taken into consideration when designing language education at HEI. Thus the materials created by the project team perfectly fit the needs of both teachers and students.

See the feedback from conference participants here:



Call for papers

Two-day conference at the Université libre de Bruxelles
(Solbosch campus) – Brussels, Belgium

Tuesday 10 May 2022 | Wednesday 11 May 2022

The modern labour market is increasingly challenging, demanding,
unpredictable and skill-intensive. Higher education institutions
(HEIs) are expected to prepare graduates for the world of work.
Knowledge of foreign languages is now viewed as a form of human
capital that enhances an employee’s performance and productivity
in the workplace and, hence, contributes to value creation for
an employer. LSP [Language for specific purposes] courses are
frequently aimed at teaching the language connected to students’
field of study. However, the needs of future employers need to be
taken into consideration as well.

The aim of the conference on LSP4Employability: Language Skills for Employable Graduates is to bring the project results to the public and key end-users, as well as to build on the project concepts, add value to its mission, and multiply its outputs.

There is no registration fee to participate in the conference.

This conference targets and aims to bring together language teachers working in universities and continuing education institutions around Europe and beyond who have an interest in LSP through e-learning along with other graduate-employment stakeholders for a two-day event featuring:

  • themed sessions;
  • keynote speakers;
  • panel discussions with partners.

Please submit an abstract of 150-200 words on any of the following topics (not exhaustive)

  • E-learning of languages (CALL and related methods)
  • Languages and employability
  • LSP for graduates
  • Cross-cultural and intercultural awareness/communication
    in the workplace
  • Facilitating graduate employment
  • LSP and soft skills for the workplace
  • LSP by distance learning
  • LSP through task-based learning (TBL) and/or project-based
    learning (PBL)

Please submit abstracts of 150-200 words in English, as a WORD document, by midnight on 21 February 2022 to the following address:

With your abstract, please make sure to include
(in the following order):

  • Your full name
  • Your email address
  • Your institutional affiliation
  • The full title of your paper
  • Your abstract text of 150-200 words


  • Abstracts to be received to by midnight on 21 February 2022
  • Abstracts will be reviewed by a Scientific Committee between 21-28 February 2022
  • Notification of acceptance of abstracts will be given by 4 March 2022

There is no registration fee to participate in the conference.

See the full information here: conference brochure