The SLATE Program is an interdisciplinary clearinghouse for faculty and graduate students interested in second language acquisition, teaching and use, and in bilingualism (broadly conceived). The Program involves the expertise of faculty from doctoral degree-granting academic department and is committed to making students aware of interdisciplinary scholarship, theoretical paradigms, and different research methods in second language studies. This multidisciplinary exposure to ideas and frameworks in second language studies can only be offered by combining resources and expertise from different units into a common program.
Interested students (in all degree programs, including M.A. programs) are encouraged to attend SLATE lectures, workshops, and events to further their interests in second language acquisition and related fields. However, only Ph.D. students in one of the affiliated Ph.D. programs are eligible to pursue a graduate concentration in SLATE.