The SLAT Student Association:  SLATSA

SLATSA is organized and directed by students for students and represents the group’s interests to the SLAT Executive Council. Among its various functions and activities, SLATSA elects two student representatives to serve for one year on the SLAT Executive Council. This election takes place each spring for the coming academic year. SLATSA also elects or appoints student representatives (for maximally two-year terms) to: various SLAT curriculum sub-committees, as requested by the Executive Council; to serve on the university’s Graduate Interdisciplinary Program Committee; to serve as coordinator(s) for the SLAT spring colloquium series during the academic year in question; to serve as hosts or buddies for new students; and to serve as managing editor(s) and editors for the specialty areas for the SLAT Program’s occasional publication series, entitled Journal of Second Language Acquisition and Teaching (JSLAT).

Information about upcoming SLATSA events is communicated through university email.
In addition, SLATSA maintains a Facebook page with regular updates about social events and provides a forum for SLATSA members to communicate with each other online.  Students can join the page by contacting a member of the SLATSA officers.

Students are strongly urged to participate actively in the SLAT Student Association (SLATSA).

SLATSA Officers


For a description of officer duties, click here


Amable Custodio Ribeiro

Vice President

Giulia Negretto


Hyeonah Kang

Journal of Second Language Acquisition and Teaching Senior Editor

Wei Xu

Journal of Second Language Acquisition and Teaching Junior Editor

Hongni Gou

SLATSA Liaisons/ExCo Representatives 

Mariana Centanin Bertho

Anh Dang

Social Coordinators 

Betsy Carter 

Mourad Abdennebi 


Position Available

Roundtable Committee

Asya Gorlova

Maryah Converse

Position Available

Faculty Advisor 

Position Available

SLAT Interdisciplinary Roundtable

The SLAT Interdisciplinary Roundtable is a student-run annual conference at the University of Arizona. The conference is open to scholars around the world, and the topics that are usually covered fall under the different Second Language Acquisition and Teaching areas (Instructional Dimensions, Sociocultural Dimensions, Cognitive Dimensions, and Linguistics Dimensions). The conference is mostly funded by the SLAT Student Association (SLATSA) with other support from the College of Humanities, the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences, the College of Education, the Graduate College, the Graduate Interdisciplinary Programs, the EAL program, the Department of French and Italian, the Department of Russian and Slavic Studies, the Department of Teaching, Learning, and Sociocultural Studies, the Department of East Asian Studies, the School of Middle Eastern and North African Studies, the Department of Linguistics, the Department of Spanish and Portuguese, the Department of German Studies, Graduate Professional Student Council, CERCLL, and SLAT.

The dates of the Spring 2023 SLAT Interdisciplinary Roundtable will be announced in Fall 2022. Go to and for more details on what last year’s Roundtable looked like.  


Journal of Second Language Acquisition and Teaching (JSLAT)

In Second Language Acquisition and Teaching

University of Arizona
Harvill 241
1103 East 2nd street.
P.O. Box 210076
Tucson, AZ  85721-0076

Statement of Purpose

The Journal of Second Language Acquisition and Teaching (JSLAT) is a publication of the University of Arizona Interdisciplinary Ph.D. Program in Second Language Acquisition and Teaching (SLAT). JSLAT was conceived as a source for scholarly dialogue among SLAT students, SLAT faculty and the second language research community at large. They are intended as an opportunity for doctoral students in the field of second language studies to experience the publishing process as well as an outlet for established second language researchers to present work in progress.

Who may submit?

JSLAT invites students, faculty, and scholars at any stage of their academic career who are working in Second Language Acquisition or related fields to submit original manuscripts for consideration for publication in the Journal of Second Language Acquisition and Teaching. Papers may be empirical research studies (i.e. work with human subjects, corpus data, or textual analysis) or more theoretical in nature, and should focus on issues related to second language acquisition and teaching.

You will find current and archived volumes at this link:  JSLAT.