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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Monday

Congratulations to the newest SLAT graduates! Valentina Vinokurova (Spring 2024 graduate), Hyeonah Kang (Summer 2024 graduate), and Mariana Centanin Bertho (Summer 2024 graduate) all walked in the Spring 2024 College of Humanities Convocation.…

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Tuesday

Dr. Shelley Staples (Department of English, SLAT Program), Dr. Ana Carvalho (Department of Spanish & Portuguese, SLAT Program), Dr. Chris Tardy (Department of English, SLAT Program), and Dr. Julieta Fernandez (Department of Spanish &…

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Tuesday

Please join SLAT in congratulating Dr. Mahmoud Azaz, who is the 2023-2024 recipient of the SBS Scholar of the Year Faculty Award! This award acknowledges faculty in SBS who have been especially productive in their research, academic, and/or…

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