SLA Graduate Student Organization (SLAG)

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

2020-21 SLAG Officers

Co-Presidents: Scott Stillar and Marina Tsylina

Delegate to the Steering Committee: Tim Cavnar

Information Guru: Chen Sun

Social Chair: Jose Luis Rivera

Symposium Co-Chairs: Sandra Descourtis, Jose Luis Rivera, and Eric Ho

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.  The 2020 Symposium was to be held on the University of Minnesota campus but was cancelled due to COVID-19.  More to come about the 2021 Symposium as soon as details are available.


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