The University of Iowa

Symposium explores methodologies in second language acquisition April 29-30

April 25th, 2011

The University of Iowa 2011 Second Language Acquisition (SLA) graduate student symposium will take place Friday and Saturday, April 29 and 30, in 2520D, University Capitol Centre. The symposium is free and open to the public.

SLA graduate students at the UI and the University of Wisconsin–Madison have a partnership to host an annual SLA student symposium, alternating between the universities each year. This year’s theme is Methodologies in SLA.

The symposium features student papers and posters, panel discussions on “Mixed Methods Research in SLA” and “Collaboration and Co-authoring in SLA,” and plenary speakers, including Diane Larsen-Freeman of the University of Michigan, Monika Chavez of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and Richard Hurtig of The University of Iowa.

This symposium is supported by International Programs, Foreign Language Acquisition Research and Education (FLARE), the UI Graduate College, the Language Media Center, the Confucius Institute, a Coca-Cola Fund and the Division of World Languages, Literatures, and Cultures in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, which includes the following departments: German, Spanish and Portuguese, French and Italian, and Asian and Slavic Languages and Literatures.

For more information, contact Katharina Kley at or 319-471-7616 .