Language for Specific Purposes (LSP), be it English or any other languages, has been able to stimulate writings, research and discussions around the world. LSP has also helped to equip students and individuals working in the public and private sectors with the language competency required to cater to the demand in their specific fields. The interest and the requirement/need to train and to produce professionals who are fluent in the various science and technology fields prompted the Department of Modern Languages, Faculty of Management and Human Resource Development to organise an international conference on language for specific purposes. This conference will be a platform for the discussion of research indings and the dissemination of information on research trends , the usage and the teaching and learning of language for specific purposes.


The 3rd International Conference held in the year 2000 marked the shift in the scope of the conference. Originally called English for Specific Purposes (ESP), the conference was renamed Language for Specific Purposes (LSP), to reflect its broader scope which includes not just English but all other languages such as Arabic, French, Japanese and the like. This shift in focus helped to attract a wider range of paper presenters and participants that would be able to benefit from the conference.


Hence, the 7th international conference is an extension of the previous six conferences which were successfully organised – two at national level and four at international level. The previous conference, LSP 2008 attracted about 100 papers from Malaysia and all over the world with presenters from 20 different countries. LSP 2010 hopes to bring together language practitioners from the industry, institutions of higher learning, and all other institutions to share both their knowledge and skills to enhance human capital development through good language practices and effective communication skills.


  • To provide a platform for the exchange of ideas, insights, research findings and expertise among LSP practitioners
  • To investigate LSP developments in teaching and teacher training, professional areas, communication, research and language consultancy
  • To strengthen human capital through new literacies
  • To strengthen collaboration between institutions of higher learning and corporate sectors and industries


Department of Modern Languages,
Faculty of Management and Human Resource Development
Universiti Teknologi Malaysia
School of Professional and Continuing Education
Universiti Teknologi Malaysia