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Funding Opportunities

Many SLA doctoral students are funded by Teaching Assistantships in various language departments.  For further information, contact the SLA faculty member in the department of interest and your advisor. Other possible sources of funding are:

SLA Dissertation Research Grants

Travel Grants

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SLA library of books, journals and SLA dissertations

Previous (before April, 2013) Prelims Reading List, Previous Exam Questions



Upcoming Events

2014-15 SLA Series: Technology-Mediated Language Teaching and Learning

Fall Brownbag discussions (all will take place 12:00-1:00pm, 1418 Van Hise Hall, 1220 Linden Drive):

October 15: Telecollaboration
With featured discussants B.J. Lim (Department of East Asian Languages & Literature) and Anna Tumarkin (Department of Slavic Languages & Literature)

October 28: Blended Learning
With featured discussants Julie Allen (Department of Scandinavian Studies), Matthew H. Brown (Department of African Languages & Literature), and Ryan Schroth (Department of French & Italian)

November 11: Course Sharing
With featured discussants Erlin Barnard (Languages & Cultures of Asia), Jampa Khedup (Languages & Cultures of Asia), Dian Mawene (Languages & Cultures of Asia), Ewa Miernowska (Department of Slavic Languages & Literature), and Fatemeh Mirsharifi (Languages & Cultures of Asia)

December 4: Using the Critical Reader
With featured discussants Blaire Bundy (Division of Information Technology), Jan Miernowski (Department of French & Italian), Steel Wagstaff (Learning Support Services)

"Until I Became a Professional, I Was Not Consciously Indigenous": One Intercultural Bilingual Educator's Trajectory in Indigenous Language Revitalization

Nancy Hornberger, University of Pennsylvania
4:00 pm, Thursday, October 23
254 Van Hise Hall
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Fall 2014 Lunchtime Chats with SLA Faculty

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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