Welcome to the Interdisciplinary Ph.D. program in SLAT at the University of Arizona! SLAT is the largest interdisciplinary program at the University of Arizona in that it is associated with 5 colleges and 19 participating departments. The SLAT Ph.D. 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. More than 90 faculty members are affiliated with the SLAT Ph.D. program in which more than 80 students, both domestic and international, are currently enrolled.
The SLAT Ph.D. program is designed to provide rigorous advanced training for researchers, teacher-researchers, and administrators whose interests lie in second language acquisition and applied linguistics. We pride ourselves on the support we provide our students both in and out of the classroom. Our students graduate with the expertise that will allow them to make invaluable contributions to scholarship in the field. Since its inception in 1990, the SLAT program has graduated almost 600 students who have gone on to become leaders in their discipline, locally, regionally, nationally, and internationally.
I invite you to explore the information provided on this website and encourage you to contact us by emailing your questions and comments to SLAT’s program coordinators, Ms. Kelley Merriam-Castro and Ms. Robin Staples. For a quick reference, you may download our 2018-2019 SLAT PhD brochure.
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LATEST NEWS & EVENTS
Dunja Radojkovic Ph.D. Dissertation Proposal Defense
September 24, 2018 10:00 am-11:00 am at Music Building, room 204
Serbian Migrant EFL Teachers – The Case of Intercultural Learning and Teaching
Committee: Drs. Chantelle Warner (chair), Beatrice Dupuy, Hayriye Kati-Aydar, and David Gramling.
Borbi Gaspar Ph.D. Dissertation Proposal Defense
September 25, 2018 12:30 pm-1:30 pm at Psychology Building, Room 206
Title: Perceptions and conceptions of foreign language learners of Italian in institutional and societal discourses
Committee: Drs. Wenhao Diao (co-Chair), Chantelle Warner (co-Chair), Aileen Astorga Feng, and Grace Fielder
Angel Steadman Ph.D. Dissertation Proposal Defense
September 27, 2018 10:00 am-11:00 am at Harvill Building, Room 223
Title: Raising the Curtain: Narrated and Performed Identities in Online Language Teacher Education
Committee: Drs. Hayriye Kayi-Aydar (Chair), Beatrice Dupuy, Grace Fielder, Perry Gilmore, and Manka Varghese (special member).
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