The students and faculty in the Second Language Studies Program can, and are encouraged to, work in robust laboratory environments that are directed by faculty and sponsored through external grants, the Second Language Studies Program, the Department of Linguistics and Languages, and the College of Arts and Letters. The labs are dedicated to specific research lines that are specialties of the faculty who direct the labs, but other research, and in particular cross-lab work, is strongly supported and encouraged as well.
Additionally, in Wells Hall, where the SLS Program is located, applied linguists and second language acquisition researchers can reserve Mac or PC labs, plus take advantage of the resources for data collection through CeLTA. Students can reserve classrooms and laboratories across campus for research purposes. Click below for more information on the labs.
The Eye-Tracking Labs
A collaborative space for student and faculty research on the cognitive underpinnings of language acquisition, instruction, and assessment. Equipped with state-of-the-art eye-tracking equipment in the 2nd floor of Wells Hall (the Eye-Link Lab) and the 4th floor of Wells (the Tobii Lab)
SLA Knowledge and Production Lab
An environment in which students and faculty can research L2-acquisition processes, and factors that influence those processes. The lab is housed in a data-collection computer room on the 4th floor of Wells Hall.
The Second Language Studies Corpus Lab
A space for collaborative work related to corpus linguistics. It shares work related to a wide variety of research areas including but not limited to second language acquisition and use, second language writing, language varieties, and text analysis.