Competence Center for Business English

10th Austrian UAS LIC 2020

“Beyond the Traditional Classroom: Teaching and Learning in ESP Higher Education“

The 10th UAS Austrian Language Instructors’ Conference (May 15-16, 2020) will address various dimensions of English for Specific Purposes (ESP) within new learning environments as well as new and innovative approaches in tertiary education.

In line with our conference theme, teachers, coordinators, materials developers and students are invited to join us and share ideas and experience through talks, workshops, poster presentations and networking.

10th Austrian UAS Language Instructor's Conference

Conference Program

Conference Program

Friday 15th May, 2020
Conference Registration 12:00 – 13:30
Official Start: 14:00

Saturday 16th May, 2020
Official End: 14:30

Full conference details to follow.

Evening Event

The conference program will include a networking dinner/social event at a city center venue on Friday evening (May 15th); participation will be included in the conference fee. Details to follow.

Conference Registration

A limited number of Early Bird places (for non-speakers only) will be available from 01.11.2019 until 14.02.2020.

If you plan to submit a speaker proposal, please do so by the deadline of 10.01.20 (see submission link below). Speakers should register for the conference between 01.02.20 and 28.02.20 by which time you will have been informed whether your proposal has been accepted, in which case you will qualify for the speaker rate (see below).

Conference Fees

All prices include attendance at our evening event on Fri.15th May.

  • Early Bird rate: EUR 65 – available 01.11.2019 – 14.02.2020
  • Speaker rate: EUR 35 – available 01.02.2020 – 28.02.2020
  • Standard rate: EUR 75 – available 15.02.2020 – 30.04.2020

Registration for our conference will be handled by XING events. Please note that you do not need to have a XING account to register.

Register for the conference

Keynote Speakers

Ute Smit

Ute Smit is Professor of English Linguistics at the University of Vienna. Her research focuses mainly on English in and around the classroom in various educational settings. Her publications deal with CLIL (Content and Language Integrated Learning), EMI (English Medium Instruction), ELF (English as a lingua franca), teacher beliefs and language policy. Ute was a co-founding member of the AILA Research Network on CLIL and Immersion Education. She is presently a board member of the ICLHE (Integrating Content and Language in Higher Education) Association and part of the leading team of the interdisciplinary research platform #YouthMediaLife.

Evan Frendo

Evan Frendo is a British freelance trainer, teacher trainer and author based in Berlin, Germany. He has been active in Business English and English for Specific Purposes since 1993, mostly in the corporate sector. A frequent speaker at conferences, he also travels regularly in Europe and Asia to run courses or to work as a consultant. You can find more information at


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