Second Language Acquisition and Teaching

Welcome to SLAT

The SLAT Program is recognized nationally as a superior interdisciplinary program. It is designed to provide rigorous advanced training for researchers, teachers, and administrators concerned with second language learning and teaching.

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SLAT has an interdisciplinary focus

5
Colleges

19
Departments

4
Majors

 

Welcome to the Second Language Acquisition and Teaching (SLAT) Ph.D. program at the University of Arizona!  SLAT is home to some of the most innovative and creative work around teaching multiple languages to multiple types of students in multiple contexts.  We hope you will find resources throughout this site to explore opportunities to apply to study with us or to start a collaborative research partnership or engagement initiative with us.

I invite you to explore this website. For a quick reference, you may download our SLAT PhD Program brochure. I encourage you to reach out to us by emailing your questions and ideas to SLAT's Program Coordinator, Debbie Shon Buhler, or to me.

Suzanne Panferov Reese, Ph.D.

Chair, Second Language Acquisition and Teaching

Associate Specialist Professor, Public and Applied Humanities

Contact our Office


(520) 621-7391

GIDP-SLAT@arizona.edu 

1103 E. 2nd Street, Harvill 241
Tucson, AZ 85721-0076

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Debbie Shon Buhler
Program Coordinator, Senior

dshon@arizona.edu

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We're pleased to announce that SLAT Candidate Onur Ural is the recipient of the English Graduate Student Research Award, and a winner of the Graduate and Professional Student Council's Research and Project Grant for Winter 2024, in support of his…

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SLAT is pleased to announce that Debbie Shon Buhler, the SLAT Senior Program Coordinator, received the Graduate College's inaugural Graduate Program Coordinator Outstanding Contributions Award. This award recognizes and honors exceptional…

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Congratulations to SLAT Candidate Wei Xu for winning the Best Poster Award Pre-Doctoral Grant at the SBSRI Research Showcase! Wei's poster, titled "Exploring Multilingual Genre Knowledge Development in a Foundations Writing Course", was awarded…

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