COVID-19 Updates 1/6/2022

  • Classes for the spring semester will start remotely Jan. 10 and stay virtual for at least the first three weeks of the semester. Learn more about COVID-19 and campus precautions on the Together We Will website. (
  • For spring 2022, MSU’s COVID-19 vaccine and face covering mandates will continue. All new and returning students must fill out the vaccine verification form and be fully vaccinated or have an approved medical, religious or online-only exemption. Students not in compliance will have a hold placed on their accounts and will be disenrolled if they do not become compliant. Find more information and the vaccine verification form here:

Welcome to Second Language Studies at MSU

Second Language Studies is an interdisciplinary Program within the Applied Linguistics Program within the Department of Linguistics, Languages, and Cultures in the College of Arts & Letters. The Program is for researchers and teacher-researchers interested in second language acquisition (SLA) and applied linguistics, and how they intersect with bilingualism, corpus linguistics, sociolinguistics, psycholinguistics, educational linguistics, pragmatics, and language assessment. If you have questions or want to join, contact us!  Paula Winke, SLS Program Director

Core Faculty

Affiliated Faculty




Visiting Scholars

Fulbright Scholar

Our faculty committee reviews select Visiting Scholar applications from the Fulbright Program. 

Faculty Invite

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).

International Visitors

Be a “Visiting International Professional”  through the Second Language Studies Specialized Global Professional Educational Program.

Visiting Scholars

Fullbright Scholar

Our faculty committee reviews select visiting scholar applications from the Fulbright program. 

Faculty Invite

We invite visitors to work on specific projects or to share their research. These scholars come through individual arrangements with faculty.

Unsolicited Applications

Faculty welcomes unsolicited applications through the SLS Ambassador Visiting Scholar (AVS) Program

SLS Weekly Digest

The SLS Weekly Digest is an email regarding job postings, conference information, calls for papers and publications.

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.

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