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Second Language Studies
Second Language Studies
SLS Ph.D. Students

WELCOME TO THE SLS PH.D. PROGRAM AT MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY

MESSAGE FROM THE DIRECTOR

Welcome to the Ph.D. Program in Second Language Studies (SLS) at Michigan State University. The SLS Ph.D. Program is for researchers and teacher-researchers interested in second language acquisition (SLA), applied linguistics,  bilingualism, sociolinguistics, psycholinguistics, pragmatics, and language assessment. Our program provides students with a firm foundation in a range of research techniques and approaches. A cornerstone of our program is student-faculty interaction, whether in the classroom as students (where students further their knowledge and develop their skills in SLA and applied linguistics), or outside the classroom in joint research projects. Students graduate with an outstanding skill set that allows them to contribute to the ongoing scholarly debates in the field of SLA and applied linguistics. Simply put, our graduates become leaders in the broader discipline of second language studies and become leaders locally, nationally, and globally.

We encourage you to contact us with your comments or questions by sending an email to our Graduate Program Secretary, Ms. Elizabeth Reid. Her email is reideli1@msu.edu.

Susan Gass, University Distinguished Professor
Director, Second Language Studies

Intro to SLS Program from Susan Gass on Vimeo.





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The SLS Program invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professorship in Corpus Linguistics. Click here for info.

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