2011 CIBER Business Language Conference (CBLC)

Charleston, South Carolina
Wednesday, March 23, 2011

2011 CIBER Business Language Conference (CBLC)
Wednesday, March 23, 2011 - Saturday, March 26, 2011

Doubletree Guest Suites
181 Church Street
Charleston, South Carolina 29401
United States

The theme of the 2011 CIBER Business Language Conference, BRINGING LANGUAGES AND BUSINESS TOGETHER: NEW DIRECTIONS FOR A CRITICAL NEED, calls for an exchange of ideas and perspectives on how foreign language educators can best assess and meet the current and future linguistic and cross-cultural needs of leaders in global business and the professions. This year’s topics seek to link and match the needs indicated by U.S. business and the professions with the skills of language administrators, instructors, and researchers. The session topics will encourage participation from individuals and programs that supply training or instruction for the following:

  • All levels of learning: K-12, college and university, and in-service;
  • A wide spectrum of languages, including commonly taught languages as well as those languages for which the current needs are critically lacking or are  in a developmental stage;
  • Small, medium, or large businesses, both multi-lingual domestic endeavors and globally based firms;
  • Commercial sectors for goods, services, and professions including financial, tourism, high tech, banking, transportation, engineering, law, and security;
  • Needs assessment of linguistic and cross-cultural skills required for successful communication in a particular business task or job.

Contact Information

  • Mike Shealy, CIBER Director
    University of South Carolina
    Email:  shealy@sc.edu
    Phone:  803.777.6942

    T. Bruce Fryer, Language Director
    University of South Carolina
    Email:  tbfryer@charter.net
    Phone:  843.521.9562

Payment Instructions

  • Please make all checks payable to USC-BPF and mail to:  Mike Shealy, CIBER Director, 1705 College Street, Moore School of Business, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC  29208.  Thanks,
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