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Language Learning: A Social Adventure
April 10-11, University of Iowa campus


The SLA Graduate Student Symposium, co-sponsored by the UW-Madison SLA Program, is hosted this year by the University of Iowa Second Language Acquisition Program.  The  theme  of  the  2015  symposium  is  Language  Learning:  A  Social  Adventure. Submissions may address the conference theme or any area related to current and future trends in SLA research including, but not limited to: generative, psycholinguistic, and social approaches;technology in language teaching and learning; and implications of SLA research for instruction.


Extended Deadline for submitting abstracts: February 1.  Read more>


Tuesday, January 27, 2015 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Wednesday, February 4, 2015 - 12:00pm to 2:00pm
Thursday, February 5, 2015 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Tuesday, February 10, 2015 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm