We stand with the students, faculty, and community members being affected by the proposed sweeping cuts to the Department of World Languages, Literatures and Linguistics at West Virginia University, which is at risk of being eliminated as a cost saving measure. We believe this will unfairly affect underrepresented language communities and WVU students’ ability to prepare for a globalized world. WVU states that is it committed to “local, state and global engagement.” The proposed cuts go against this. Language and culture education is key to cross-cultural communication and understanding on a global scale. We urge WVU to reconsider their proposed cuts. Only then can it be a university that leads in global engagement. Sign a petition if you agree here.
Welcome to Second Language Studies Ph.D Program at MSU
Second Language Studies is an interdisciplinary Doctoral Degree Program in the Applied Linguistics Program within the Department of Linguistics, Languages, and Cultures in the College of Arts & Letters. Along with the SLS Ph.D. Program, the TESOL Program is also within the Applied Linguistics Program. The TESOL Program offers a Minor and a MA. The SLS Ph.D. Degree Program is for researchers and teacher-researchers interested in second language acquisition (SLA) and applied linguistics, and how those fields intersect with bilingualism, corpus linguistics, sociolinguistics, psycholinguistics, educational linguistics, pragmatics, and language assessment. If you have questions or want to join the SLS Ph.D. Program, contact us! Paula Winke, SLS Program Director firstname.lastname@example.org
Our faculty committee reviews select Visiting Scholar applications from the Fulbright Program.
We invite visitors to work on specific projects with SLS faculty. These scholars come through arrangements with individual SLS faculty members, and are officially hosted by the member’s home unit (LiLaC, RCS, or the ELC).
Come join us for an entire year! Be a “Visiting International Professional” through the Second Language Studies Specialized Global Professional Educational Program.
Our faculty committee reviews select visiting scholar applications from the Fulbright program.
We invite visitors to work on specific projects or to share their research. These scholars come through individual arrangements with faculty.
Faculty welcomes unsolicited applications through the SLS Ambassador Visiting Scholar (AVS) Program
SLS Weekly Digest
MSU's "Working Papers in SLS" Journal
“Working Papers in SLS” is an online, peer-reviewed journal dedicated to the broad fields of second language studies, second language acquisition, applied linguistics, TESOL, and their related disciplines. Visit the journal to learn more.