SLA Graduate Student Organization (SLAGRADS)

SLAGRADS is a registered student organization representing students in the Doctoral Program in Second Language Acquisition. Find out more about the student organization.

2021-22 SLAGRADS Officers

Co-Presidents: Tim Cavnar and Gordon West

Delegate to the Steering Committee: Natalia Petrova

Information Guru:

Social Chair: Martiniano Etchart

Symposium Co-Chairs: Sandra Descourtis, Jose Luis Garrido Rivera, and Eric Ho for 2022; Rebecca Sawyer and TBD for the next cycle


SLA Graduate Student Symposium

Each year since 2008 students from the UW-Madison SLA Program have joined with SLA students from other institutions to host the SLA Graduate Student Symposium.  Student organizers invite keynote speakers, review presentation proposals, secure funding, and arrange all aspects of the two-day event. The Symposium is a wonderful chance for students to meet other scholars, young and more experienced, gain practice presenting before peers, and get feedback on their work and ideas.  Visit the SLA Graduate Student Symposium page for more information about the 2022 Symposium at UW-Madison.

picture of Kazeem Sanuth and Johannes Wagner

 photo: SLA student Kazeem Sanuth with Johannes Wagner, University of Southern Denmark, at the 2012 SLA Graduate Student Symposium