2nd International Conference of the Slovene Association of LSP Teachers

Online, 15 – 16 October 2020


Languages for Specific Purposes: Opportunities and Challenges of Teaching and Research

We are calling for proposals for the 2nd international conference of the Slovene Association of LSP Teachers, which will take place online, 15 – 16 October 2020. The Slovene Association of LSP Teachers (SDUTSJ), which plays an important role in the development of LSP teaching and research in Slovenia, held a highly acclaimed 1st international conference in 2017 to celebrate the Association’s twentieth anniversary. The event brought together researchers and teachers from twenty-six countries, who delivered more than ninety presentations on a wide variety of LSP topics. The selected articles based on the contributions presented at the conference have been published in the Association’s online journal Scripta Manent (indexed in MLA, Erih+, DOAJ, LLBA) and in the conference proceedings in series Inter Alia. Three years later, the Association is holding its 2nd international conference, with which it wishes to offer LSP researchers and teachers the opportunity to share their latest original research, views, and practices applicable to LSP teaching contexts. Taking into account growing internationalization and the need for cooperation in LSP research and teaching, the conference also aims to consolidate collaboration with existing partners and to establish new links within the broader international research and teaching community.

Conference topics

Submissions are welcome in the following LSP areas:
❖ genre-based research
❖ multimodal texts
❖ lexicography and terminography
❖ intercultural studies
❖ language policy
❖ language acquisition process
❖ information-communication technologies
❖ curriculum and syllabus design
❖ language teaching methodology
❖ teaching and learning materials design
❖ assessment and evaluation
❖ teacher roles, tasks, and competences


Conference email


Abstract submission

Abstracts should be submitted via:
Abstract length: 150-200 words.
Keywords: 4-5.
Do not cite any references, figures or tables in the abstract.


Submission languages and language policy

It is recommended that abstracts are written in the language that the paper will focus on: English, German, Italian, French or Slovene. The working languages of the conference are English, German, French, Italian, and Slovene. No interpreting services will be provided.

Proposal selection criteria

All proposals will undergo a double blind peer-review process. The criteria which will form the basis for peer review are originality of the topic and its relevance to the conference, relationship between title and content, structural organization, theoretical appropriateness or contextual relevance, and clarity of claims. All abstracts must be proof-read.

Presentation policy

Each presenter may submit one abstract in authorship and a second one in co-authorship.

Please note that The Slovene Association of LSP Teachers strongly believes that conferences should provide opportunities for professional exchange: for giving and receiving feedback, in-depth discussions, and meeting colleagues with similar interests. Conferences are a space for dialogue. Therefore, we not only encourage discussions following each paper presentation but also require that papers should be presented only by their authors. Non-author substitute presenters will not be allowed to present papers.

Conference participants who will deliver their presentations in German, French, Italian or Slovene are kindly asked to prepare handouts in English for the audience.

Key dates for submissions and registration

  • 1 October 2019: abstract submissions open
  • 15 December 2019: abstract submissions deadline
  • 20 January 2020: notification about abstract acceptance
  • 21 January – 20 February 2020: early registration
  • 21 February – 20 March 2020: standard registration
  • 21 March – 20 April 2020: late registration (for non-speakers only)
  • 6 September 2020: confirmation of attendance
  • 15 September 2020: payment or request for refund or cancellation
  • 15 September 2020: publication of the draft conference programme
  • 30 November 2020: submission of manuscripts 

 Registration policy: registrations are possible until the vacancies are filled.


Cancellation policy

A 100 % refund can be granted if notification of cancellation has been submitted before 15 September, 2020. No refund is possible for requests submitted after this date. All bank charges must be covered by the transmitter. Refund requests will be processed after the conference and can be submitted to:

For hotel refunds, please contact the Rimske terme hotel directly at with the following details: name and surname, address, account number for refund.


Publication of papers

Selected papers will be published in:

Scripta Manent, the peer-reviewed journal of the Slovene Association of LSP Teachers. The journal is indexed in MLA, Erih+, DOAJ, and LLBA.
Inter Alia, a collection of peer-reviewed conference proceedings in series published by the Slovene Association of LSP Teachers.