Collaborative study

Welcome to SLATE

Developed within the School of Literatures, Cultures and Linguistics, the Graduate College and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, SLATE is an interdisciplinary Program that enhances the visibility of second language studies on our campus.

SLATE brings together faculty and graduate students from different departments and colleges at the University of Illinois interested in bilingualism and second language acquisition (in different modalities and under different circumstances), teaching, and use, from a variety of theoretical approaches and research methodologies.


Students in the SLATE program can work with affiliated faculty from a number of different academic units across the campus. Co-operating faculty hold appointments in various units in the College of Education, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, and College of Applied Health Sciences.