The Slovene Association of LSP Teachers was founded in 1997 as a professional, non-profit
and non-political organisation. Members are teachers working in tertiary and secondary
institutional language programmes or public and private language schools. There are
currently about 70 members.
Honorary Members in the Association are Nada Vukadinović Beslič, Bernarda Kosel,
Irena Kuštrin and Melita Djurić. The membership recognizes their outstanding service
and contribution in furtherance of the purposes and objectives of this Association.
The principal goals of the Association are to promote the professional growth of
LSP teachers, introduction of new approaches in teaching and testing of LSP, the
development of teaching materials as well as information technology use in teaching.
Saša Podgoršek - President
Polona Vičič - Secretary
Darja Mertelj - Treasurer
Majda Šavle - Member of the Committee
Vida Zorko - Member of the Committee
Šarolta Godnič Vičič - Editor of the Scripta Manent journal
Nataša Gajšt - Editor of the SDUTSJ Novičke publication
Slavica Čepon - Associate Committee Member
Mateja Dostal - Associate Committee Member
Tereza Horvat - Associate Committee Member
Mojca Jarc - Associate Committee Member
Violeta Jurkovič - Associate Committee Member
Polona Svetlin Gvardjančič - Associate Committee Member
Our special interest groups (SIGs)
Currently one SIG has been very active organising meetings and workshops:
● E-learning SIG
Activities plan for 2017
● February: Webinar on a selected topic
● May: International conference (click the Conference 2017 tab)
● August: Excursion
● September: Guest lecture
● October: Webinar on a selected topic
● December: Webinar on a selected topic
Detailed information on all our activities is published in the News where you can
find announcements of upcoming events as well as reports, photos and other news items
about our past events.
Our teaching resources and publications
Our members are authors of numerous teaching resources that include student books,
dictionaries, guides and other study materials. View a catalogue of our members’
published study resources.
Bibliografies of our members
Our members actively contribute to the development in the field of LSP. They are
authors and editors of articles and books, and have delivered many presentations
at conferences at home and abroad. View a catalogue of our members’ publications
National conference in 2014: Challenges in the Teaching and Rearching of LSP
Our national LSP conference 'Challenges in the Teaching and Researching of LSP’ was
held on February 7 2014 at the Faculty of Administration, Ljubljana. The language
of the conference was Slovene. More info here.
Conference in 2010: Challenges in Languages for Specific Purposes
Our LSP conference 'Challenges in Languages for Specific Purposes' was held on February
5 and 6 2010 at the Faculty of Administration, Ljubljana. The language of the conference
was Slovene. For more information, visit the conference page.
LSP Symposium to celebrate the 10th anniversary of our association
On November 23rd 2007 the association marked its 10th anniversary with an LSP Symposium.
The Symposium brought together over fifty Slovenian LSP teachers and experts who
shared their professional experience in a one-day event. Read the Symposium preceedings
and view some photos from the event.
Guide to Problem-Based Learning has been written by a group of ESP teachers from
Slovenia, members of the Association, who have implemented Problem-Based Learning
(PBL) as a new model of teaching.
The method successfully combines professional knowledge with the knowledge of foreign
languages. Characterised by student-centred and learning-centred interdisciplinary
approach it enhances the development of linguistic, practical and cognitive skills
as well as extralinguistic knowledge.
The guide is ideal for teachers in preparation, LSP teachers and subject specialists.
It enables users to plan their PBL activities, provides guidelines and gives practical
advice. It will serve as a useful tool to any LSP teacher who is willing to introduce
new challenging methods into the teaching environment or who is in need of a tool
that can be used to review, support or structure what is already being done.
To access the content of the guide, click on the image below:
SDUTSJ, Vegova 4, p.p. 18/I, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenija Contact address: SDUTSJ, Fakulteta za družbene vede, Kardeljeva pl. 5, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenija