Welcome to the website of the Doctoral Program in Second Language Acquisition

The Doctoral Program in Second Language Acquisition (SLA) prepares students to research and teach in a rapidly growing interdisciplinary field that investigates second language learning and acquisition, bi- and multilingualism, second and foreign language teaching, and the relationship among language, culture, identity and thought in diverse social contexts.

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  • UW-Madison SLA community at AAAL 2017
  • Professional Development Workshops
  • SLA Poster Session
  • SLA Graduate Student Symposium

Program News

SLA core faculty Maggie Hawkins and Junko Mori have edited a special issue of Applied Linguistics entitled Considering `Trans-' Perspectives in Language Theories and Practices. Included in the volume are articles by Junko Mori and SLA student Kazeem Kẹ́hìndé Sanuth ("Navigating between a Monolingual Utopia and Translingual Realities: Experiences of American Learners of Yorùbá as an Additional Language") and Maggie Hawkins ("Transmodalities and Transnational Encounters: Fostering Critical Cosmopolitan Relations").  


SLA PhD Majors have the opportunity to apply for awards to help defray the cost of research and conference-travel expenses.  Read more>

Upcoming Events

Tuesday, April 10, 2018 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Tuesday, April 17, 2018 - 12:00pm to 2:00pm
Thursday, April 19, 2018 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Friday, April 20, 2018 - 8:00am to Saturday, April 21, 2018 - 3:00pm
Tuesday, April 24, 2018 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Wednesday, August 29, 2018 - 11:00am to 4:30pm