About SLAT

The SLAT doctoral program is an interdisciplinary program with 79 faculty members located in 17 collaborating departments. The program is designed to provide rigorous advanced training for researchers, teachers, and administrators concerned with second language learning and teaching.  The SLAT Program has been recognized nationally as a superior interdisciplinary program. Several of our participating departments have been ranked in the top ten in the country, including Anthropology, East Asian Studies, Linguistics, and Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences. Would you like more information? The  SLAT Brochure 2016-2017 is now available!  






2016-2017 SLAT Colloquium: October 28 at 11 am in Psychology, Room 207.  


Dr. Heidi Harley will speak on "A Head-Movement Approach to the Manner-of-Directed-Motion Parameter".


To see the full Fall 2016 Colloquium Schedule click here.  


SLAT Newsletter: Alumni Connection

The Fall 2015 newsletter is available here!

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SLAT ALUMNI: Join our alumni listserv!  We circulate relevent announcements and our periodic newsletter on this low-traffic but informational list. Please contact the office at (520) 621-7391 or GIDP-SLAT@email.arizona.edu if you would like to be added to the Alumni email list.



Congratulations to Jenna Altherr Flores, who has been named the receipient of the Dr. Maria Teresa Velez Diversity Leadership Scholarship for 2016-2017!  

Congratulations to Elif Burhan on the publication of her new article:  Reflective Practice-oriented Online Discussions:   A Study on EFL Teachers's Reflection On, In and For-Action.  



  • Fahd Alalwi
  • Adnan Alobaid
  • Asma Alsahil
  • Hope Anderson
  • Zachary Brooks
  • Rachel Kraut
  • Denise Osborne
  • Christine Palumbo
  • Mustafa Polat
  • Steve Przymus
  • Migdalia Rodriguez
  • Karim Shaker Ibrahim
  • Heather Smyser
  • Veronika Williams
  • Adnan Yilmaz
  • Jinjing Zhao



  • The Center for English as a Second Language (CESL) offers a variety of tutoring options to help improve English language writing, grammar, testing and presentation skills.  See www.cesl.arizona.edu or email esltutor@email.arizona.edu for more information.
  • TEFL Certificates and Teacher Training at CESL: The Center for English as a Second Language offers a variety of face-to-face and online classes for new and experienced teachers of English as a second or foreign language. In addition to our highly popular TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language) certificate classes, we also offer professional development classes for in-service teachers and teaching practicum options at CESL and in the Tucson community  Visit http://www.cesl.arizona.edu/TeacherTraining.htm for details. 



Last updated 25 Oct 2016