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April 21–22, 2017

Coffman Memorial Union, 

Mississippi Room

300 Washington Ave, SE

Minneapolis, MN



Welcome to the 10th annual Second Language Acquisition Graduate Student Symposium. The University of Minnesota-Twin Cities is excited to host the symposium for the first time, as part of a partnership formed with the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the University of Iowa in 2016.

2017 SLA Graduate Student Symposium is titled Second Language Teaching and Learning: Diversity and Advocacy, and will be held on April 21 and 22, 2017, at Coffman Memorial Union on the East Bank campus. We seek to give student researchers and educators the opportunity to present new and future studies that address current issues in SLA. This event will be of interest to a wide spectrum of students interested in language teaching and learning, research, education, and their attendant social, psychological, and linguistic implications. All students are welcome to present their work and meet distinguished researchers in their field at this free, student-run symposium.


Funding for the Symposium has been generously provided by:


Center for Advanced Research on Language Acquisition (CARLA)


College of Education + Human Development


Department of Curriculum & Instruction


Department of Spanish & Portuguese Studies


Student Unions & Activities



Thank you to our contributors!


Dr. Cynthia Lewis 

Professor, Department of Curriculum & Instruction


Dr. Elaine E. Tarone
Professor Emerita (retired)

Dr. Martha Bigelow 
Professor, Department of Curriculum & Instruction



(Organizations and contributors are organized alphabetically.)