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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Aug. 18, 2023

Check out SLAT's August 2023 Newsletter! You can find it attached below, or through this link: https://arizona.box.com/s/9jvb3kt47q33ufkybrjdn6gp55rt6ghu

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July 10, 2023

Betsy Carter, a SLAT 3rd-year student, received the 2023 Gutekunst Prize of the Friends of Goethe New York. Betsy received the prize for her translation of an excerpt from Simone Sharbert's novel Rosa in Grau: Eine Heimsuchung. Please go…

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