Second Language Studies (SLS) is an interdisciplinary field that addresses the learning, teaching, and use of second (or multiple) languages from educational, linguistic, psychological, sociological, and anthropological perspectives. Our undergraduate and graduate programs are relevant to students interested in ESL and TESOL. Our programs also go well beyond those areas and include teaching and researching languages other than English.

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SLS Faculty and Students in LARC (Language Assessment Research Conference) Trip

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Dr. Isbell, Yoonseo Kim, Ces Ann Jocson, Maggie McGehee, and Nicholas Coney had a very successful conference trip in LARC (Language Assessment…

Ph.D. Student Yu-Tzu Chang Receives NSF Doctoral Dissertation Research Award

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Ph.D. Student Yu-Tzu Chang receives the NSF (U.S. National Science Foundation) Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Award for her dissertation project titled “Aspect…

Ph.D. Student Mayuko Yusa Hired at Hirosaki Gakuin University

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Ph.D. Student Mayuko Yusa was recently hired at Hirosaki Gakuin University as a Junior Associate Professor. Congratulations and good luck, Mayuko!