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 2015-2016 SLAT PhD brochure is available 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 given the Writing Program Fellowship Award from the English Department!

SLAT would like to congratulate Jenna Altherr Flores on her appointment as Chair-Elect of the Refugee Concerns Interest Section of TESOL International! We are proud! 

Congratulations to our new 2015-2016 graduates

Fahd Alalwi

Hope Anderson

Christine Palumbo

Mustafa Polat

Rachel Kraut

Steve Przymus

Migdalia Rodriguez

Karim Shaker Ibrahim

Veronika Williams

Adnan Yilmaz

Jinjing Zhao



Student Publications

We are very pleased to announce that Stefano Maranzana has  published a new article:  Grazzi, E., Maranzana, S. (2016). ELF and Intercultural Telecollaboration: a case Study. In Intercultural Communication. New Perspectives from ELF, edited by L. Lopriore and E. Grazzi. Rome, Roma TrE-Press, 109-133.  You can read about it here:  http://ojs.romatrepress.uniroma3.it/index.php/elf/article/view/814 .



Looking for a language tutor? We regularly get this question in the SLAT office.  You may contact a SLAT graduate student to arrange independent one-on-one language instruction.  Please see the Language Tutors page.



  • 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.
  • Online Basic TEFL Program at CESL:   The University of Arizona's Center for English as a Second Language (CESL) is an established leader in English language teacher training with decades of experience in the US and abroad.  In the coming months, CESL will once again be administering its unique online teacher training course for certification to 'Teach English as a Foreign Language' (TEFL).  Visit http://www.cesl.arizona.edu/TeacherTraining.htm for details. 



Last updated 1 Jun 2016