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 2016-2017 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! 


  • Fahd Alalwi
  • Adnan Alobaid
  • Hope Anderson
  • Christine Palumbo
  • Mustafa Polat
  • Rachel Kraut
  • Steve Przymus
  • Migdalia Rodriguez
  • Karim Shaker Ibrahim
  • Veronika Williams
  • Adnan Yilmaz
  • Jinjing Zhao



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 .


  • 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 12 Jul 2016