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SLA Ph.D. Major

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.

The community of faculty and students affiliated with the SLA Program is a vibrant and supportive group representing many languages, as well as many departments and schools on the UW-Madison campus.

Included in the 51-credit program for the doctoral major are two required, introductory courses; two required courses in research methods; an "emphasis" (6 credits minimum); elective courses; and the dissertation.

Detailed information about the requirements for the doctoral major is included in the SLA Student Handbook.

Graduates of the SLA Program will pursue careers in many different fields, including linguistics, language planning and policy, language program direction and administration and foreign language teaching. Many of the Ph.D. degree recipients will seek careers in language education or as coordinators or directors of language programs, especially at the post-secondary level. Graduates will also seek positions in Ph.D. programs with an SLA research emphasis.

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Upcoming Events

Orientation for Incoming SLA Students and Welcome Back Reception

Friday, September 5, in room 1418, Van Hise Hall

2:00-3:00pm: Orientation for Incoming Students

3:00-4:00pm: Welcome Back Reception (for faculty and all current and incoming SLA students)

Invited Speaker: Dorothy Chun, University of California, Santa Barbara
4:00-5:00pm, Monday, September 22
Title and more information coming soon!

Fall 2014 Chats over Coffee and Cake with SLA Director Junko Mori

Wednesdays, 12:00-1:00pm, in the Language Institute: 1322 Van Hise Hall, on the following dates:
September 10, September 24, October 8, October 22, November 12, December 3.

Fall 2014 SLA Steering Committee Meetings

Retreat: Friday, August 29, 10:00am-4:00pm, location TBD

Regular meetings: Wednesday, 1:00-3:00pm, room 1418, Van Hise Hall, on the following dates:
September 24, October 22, December 3

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 


 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 

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