Business Language Events



2013 CIBER Business Language Research and Teaching (BLRT) Grants

Application deadline: December 1, 2012

The Business Language Research and Teaching grants provide incentives for language faculty to teach and do research in a business context. One grant of $3,000 will be awarded to a project in a critical or less commonly taught foreign language and two awards of $2,500 will be awarded to research or teaching projects in other foreign languages.
The grants are made possible through a consortium of eight CIBERs organized by the University of Illinois CIBER and also including the CIBERs at Indiana University, University of Florida, University of Hawaii, University of North Carolina, University of Pennsylvania, University of Pittsburgh, and the University of South Carolina.
For more informaiton and to apply, please visit the BLRT website.

2011 CIBER Business Language Research and Teaching (BLRT) Grants

Application deadline: February 1, 2011

In order to provide incentives for language faculty to teach and do research in a business context, a consortium of Centers for International Business Education and Research (CIBERs) will award grants to three language professionals at U.S. colleges or universities. Three grants of $5,000 will be awarded: 1) to a tenured faculty; 2) a Ph.D. candidate; and 3) a language practitioner for the purpose of pedagogical research. The grants are made possible through the CIBER Consortium for Business Language Research and Teaching (BLRT). Organized by the University of Illinois CIBER , the consortium includes CIBERs at Duke University, Georgia Institute of Technology, University of Florida, University of Hawaii, University of Illinois, University of Memphis, Michigan State University, University of North Carolina, The Ohio State University, University of Pittsburgh, University of South Carolina, University of Texas , and the University of Pennsylvania. These CIBERs have pledged a portion of their Title VI CIBER grant funding to establish the BLRT Awards, in order to encourage faculty, lecturers and graduate students in foreign language departments to add a business-language dimension to their research and teaching. Winners of the 2011 BLRT awards will be announced at the 2011 CIBER Business Language Conference hosted by the University of South Carolina in Charleston, SC on March 23-26, 2011. Award grantees will complete their research projects over the course of the year, and will present their findings at the 2012 CIBER Business Language Conference, hosted by the University of North Carolina CIBER. The annual CIBER Business Language Conference brings together students, teachers and language professionals from around the world in order to discuss methods for blending the teaching of business, language and culture.

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U.S.-Russia Relations: From Past Joint Victories to Future Accomplishments Washington, D.C.

April 25-27, 2010

The 2010 World Russia Forum continued in the tradition of uniting the best minds from both the United States and the Russian Federation to discuss the most innovative ideas for U.S. - Russia rapprochement and mutually beneficial cooperation. Participants and panelists included prominent political and business leaders from a wide range of disciplines. More information about the event is available here.

Teaching Business Korean in the 21st Century: A Professional Development Seminar for Korean Instructors

May 7, 2010


This one-day seminar provided ideas, materials, and motivation for teaching Business Korean to today's students. As a Korean Immersion event, the entire seminar was conducted exclusively in Korean. Participants experienced an in-depth introduction to teaching Business Korean, a demonstration of new teaching tools and materials, and presentation by top Korean business and government leaders.

Workshop - Teaching Business Arabic in the 21st Century: A Professional Development Seminar for Arabic Instructors

May 29, 2009

Led by: Dr. Mohssen Esseesy - Assistant Professor of Arabic and International Affairs; Coordinator, Arabic Program, GWU

Course - Global Business Project 2009

Spring Semester, 2009

Graduate-level course offered to MBA and other graduate students at thirteen universities which are members of the GBP Consortium (including GWU). The course offers students the opportunity to increase their global business and language competency through guided hands-on business experience in global markets.

2009 World Russia Forum

2009

Organized by the American University in Moscow, The Russian Cultural Center in Washington DC; Co-sponsored by GW-CIBER. A Business Russian Immersion Experience

2009 CIBER Business Language Conference: Navigating the World of Business through Language and Culture

April 2-4, 2009

Hosted by the University of Kansas; Co-sponsored by all CIBERs
Conference attendees participate in sessions devoted to business language instruction and ways to develop successful interdisciplinary collaboration.

Presentation - Cultural Intelligence: The Art of Leading Cultural Complexity, March 3, 2009

March 3, 2009

Speaker: Elisabeth Plum – Director, Plum & Co., Denmark

Panel - Cross-Cultural and Language Skills: Keys to Success in International Careers

November 12, 2008

Speakers: Aleksey Kulikov - Business Manager, Enterprise R&D, Health Solutions Group, Microsoft Corp.; Lobna Ismail – President, Connecting Cultures, LLC.; Dr. Natasha Iskander - Assistant Professor, New York University; Nitu Gupta - Vice President, Food & Nutrition Product Development, Sodexo, Health Care; Sherry Mueller - Author

Workshop - Creating Mini Business Cases for the Business Language Classroom

November 8, 2008

Led by: Dr. Margaret Gonglewski - Associate Professor of German and Int’l Affairs, GWU; Dr. Anna Helm – Visiting Assistant Professor in Int’l Business, GWU

Using Film Clips in Your Spanish Classroom: A Hands-on Workshop

June 23, 2008

Hosted by the National Capital Language Resource Center (NCLRC); Co-sponsored by GW-CIBER

Workshop - Using Linguafolio for Documenting Language Proficiency

June 25-26, 2008

Hosted by the National Capital Language Resource Center (NCLRC); Co-sponsored by GW-CIBER

Course - Global Business Project 2008

Spring semester 2008

Graduate-level course offered to MBA and other graduate students at thirteen universities which are members of the GBP Consortium (including GWU). The course offers students the opportunity to increase their global business and language competency through guided hands-on business experience in global markets.

2008 World Russia Forum

May 19-20, 2008

Organized by the American University in Moscow, The Russian Cultural Center in Washington DC; Co-sponsored by GW-CIBER. A Business Russian Immersion Experience.
Speakers: Dr. Maria Burlatskaya - Lauder Institute, University of Pennsylvania

Workshop - Using Business Cases in the Business Language Classroom

April 5, 2008

Led by: Dr. Margaret Gonglewski - Associate Professor of German and Int’l Affairs, GWU; Dr. Anna Helm – Visiting Assistant Professor in Int’l Business, GWU

2008 CIBER Business Language Conference: Preparing Global Business Leaders

April 9-11, 2008

Hosted by the University of Florida; Co-sponsored by all CIBERs.
Conference attendees participate in sessions devoted to business language instruction and ways to develop successful interdisciplinary collaboration.

Presentation - Business Language Course as Intellectual Challenges

October 18, 2007

Hosted by the GW Language Center; Co-sponsored by GW-CIBER.
Speaker: Dr. Astrid Weigert - Visiting Assistant Professor in German, Georgetown University

Workshop - Metacognition and Technology for Language Learning, 2007

Hosted by the National Capital Language Resource Center (NCLRC); Co-sponsored by GW-CIBER

Workshop - New Concepts in Teaching Chinese

May 21-23, 2007

Hosted by the National Capital Language Resource Center (NCLRC); Co-sponsored by GW-CIBER

2007 CIBER Business Language Conference: The Key to US Competitive Edge - Bridging Language and Business

March 28-31, 2007

Co-sponsored by all CIBERs.
Conference attendees participate in sessions devoted to business language instruction and ways to develop successful interdisciplinary collaboration.