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Doctoral Program in Second Language Acquisition

Professor Monika Chavez, SLA Director

846 Van Hise Hall
1220 Linden Drive
Madison, WI 53706
(608) 262-8783

Professor Margaret Hawkins, SLA Associate Director

514d Teacher Education
225 N Mills St
Madison, WI 53706
(608) 263-4667

Professor Naomi Geyer, Chair, SLA Minor

1260 Van Hise Hall
1220 Linden Drive
Madison, WI 53706
(608) 262-9221

2013-14 SLA Core Faculty

Heather Allen
Monika Chavez
Karen Evans-Romaine
Diana Frantzen
Margaret Hawkins (Associate Director)
Junko Mori (on sabbatical)
Mariana Pacheco
Catherine Stafford (on sabbatical)
Katrina Thompson
Francois Tochon
Richard Young
Bicho Azevedo (Graduate Student Representative)

Wendy Johnson, SLA Program Coordinator

1332 Van Hise Hall
1220 Linden Drive
Madison, WI 53706 or
(608) 262-4077

SLA Graduate Student Organization (SLAG)

2012-13 SLAG Officers:


SLA Campus and Mailing Address:

1322 Van Hise Hall
1220 Linden Drive
Madison, WI 53706


(608) 262-1473


(608) 262-9417


Members of the campus and community interested in hearing about SLA events and programs are encouraged to contact Wendy Johnson to sign up for the SLA listserv. Faculty and students affiliated with the SLA Program can also connect with each other and the larger SLA program on campus through the SLA Lists.


Upcoming Events

2014 SLA Graduate Student Symposium

Friday, April 11 - Saturday, April 12, 2014
Pyle Center, 702 Langdon Street
Co-sponsored by the University of Iowa and University of Wisconsin-Madison
Check out the symposium website for more information!

Invited Lecture: Content Based Instruction in Foreign Language Education

Michael Byram, Durham University
4:00 pm, Thursday, April 17, 2014
Wisconsin Idea Room, 159 Education Building
1000 Bascom Mall
Learn more >

Invited Lecture: Changing Discourses in Native Speaker and Learner Talk

Dale Koike, University of Texas at Austin
4:00 pm, Wednesday, April 30, 2014
254 Van Hise Hall

Learn more>

Graduation Reception

2:00-4:00pm, Friday, May 16
1418 Van Hise Hall, 1220 Linden Drive.

Join the SLA community in recognizing the achievements of its newest graduates. Cake and drinks will be served.

Ongoing Events/Series in 2013-14

Language Institute 2013-14 Lecture Series: Language Matters: Wisconsin and the World

Several SLA faculty will be giving talks for this new faculty lecture series. Most talks are scheduled at 5:00 pm on the first Monday of the month in the Wisconsin Idea Room of the Education Building (exception: talk by SLA faculty member Katrina Daly Thompson, 4:00 pm, February 3). View the schedule >

Spring 2014 Brownbag Series: Language Learning in ConTEXT

A series of brownbag discussions on approaches to teaching and learning language through TEXTS. Sponsored by the SLA PhD Program and the Language Institute. Brownbags scheduled for 12:00-1:00 pm on February 4, 17; March 7, 27; April 8, 28. View the schedule >

Coffee, Cake and Conversation with SLA Director Monika Chavez

All SLA students are warmly invited to drop by for coffee, informal conversation and sometimes even cake!11:30 am - 12:30 pm, Wednesdays (note the new day and time): January 29; February 12, 26; March 5, 26; April 9, 23; May 7. 1322 Van Hise Hall, 1220 Linden Drive.

SLA Dissertator Writing Group

The SLA dissertator writing group will meet in 294 Van Hise Hall from 8:45-10:45 am on the following dates. SLA faculty will participate on Wednesday mornings: Wednesday, January 29 (Monika Chavez);Monday, February 10; Wednesday, February 26 (Richard Young); Wednesday, March 12; Wednesday, March 26 (Karen Evans-Romaine); Monday, April 7; Wednesday, April 23 (faculty TBD); Monday, May 5














































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