12th-Annual Penn Lauder CIBER Summer Institute
Learning a Second Language for Business Communication
Sunday, June 15, 2014 - Friday, June 20, 2014


The Lauder Institute
215-746-7621Instant Button
256 S. 37th Street
Lauder-Fischer Hall, 2nd Floor
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104
United States
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Program Overview:

To meet the demand for second-language educators who can incorporate business content into sound language education, the Penn Lauder CIBER Summer Institute trains educators in curriculum and lesson planning oriented toward professional content and contexts. The Summer Institute focuses on a learner-centered approach to business language instruction.

The Summer Institute is aimed at second-language educators with little business knowledge. Topics covered include: Business Fundamentals; Teaching Business Language Methodology; Curriculum Design Exercises.

If you have any questions or need assistance with registration, please email Danielle Rochford.

Resource Guide:

For sample lesson plans created by participants of the 11th Annual Summer Institute, click here.

How to Apply:

Participants are required to submit an application and short essay so as to ensure a collaborative and engaging environment.


The fee for the Summer Institute is $450, which covers all program materials as well as breakfast and lunch each day. If you come with a colleague you are eligible to receive 20% off the Institute cost, bringing your total to $360. Please note: if you register with a colleague you will be asked to provide the full name and email of your colleague during your application process.

**There is no fee for faculty sponsored by Santander, but applying through this website is still required. Santander applications are due by March 31, 2014. Accommodation will be provided to Santander applicants at no cost to them.

***Please note that there are scholarships available for non-Santander applicants (K-16 language teachers), and consideration will be based on the optional third essay on the application.


**Santander sponsored applicants must apply by March 31, 2014**
Santander sponsored applicants from universities in Germany must apply by April 30, 2014.
The deadline for all others to apply for the Summer Institute is April 30, 2014.

The Penn Lauder CIBER Summer Institute for Learning a Second Language for Business Communication is cosponsored by the following CIBERs: CIBERLogo



The Penn Lauder CIBER would also like to thank Santander Universities for their generous support.