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

The Doctoral Program in Second Language Acquisition (SLA) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison prepares students to research and teach in the rapidly growing interdisciplinary field of SLA.

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  • 2013-14 Graduates
  • SLA Faculty, Staff, and Students
  • SLA Graduate Student Symposium



Program News

Three students received awards in the fall 2014 to support travel to conferences to make presentations on their research:


Akira Kondo: for conferences of the American Association of Applied Linguistics (AAAL, March 21-24, 2015) and TESOL, March 25-28, 2015


Fatemeh Mirsharifi: for the National Council of Less Commonly Taught Languages (NCOLCTL) conference, April 24-26, 2015


Snezhana Zheltoukhova: for the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages conference, November 21-23, 2014 and American Association of Teachers of Slavic and East European Languages (AATSEEL), January 8-11, 2015


2014-15 SLA Travel and Research Awards are made possible by funds from the Language Institute

Upcoming Events

Wednesday, January 21, 2015 - 12:00pm to 2:00pm
Tuesday, January 27, 2015 - 12:00pm to 2:00pm
Wednesday, February 4, 2015 - 12:00pm to 2:00pm
Thursday, February 5, 2015 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm