Second Language Studies

About the Department of Second Language Studies

The Department of Second Language Studies is dedicated to teaching and research on the structure, acquisition, and use of nonnative language in both instructed and contact contexts. We offer two M.A. programs and a Ph.D. program that train second language professionals as both researchers and teachers, an undergraduate minor that introduces students to the study of second language acquisition, an English Language Improvement Program that helps matriculated undergraduate and graduate students to achieve improved proficiency in English, and an Intensive English Program that prepares international students for study at English-speaking universities.