We are an inter-related and multifaceted applied linguistics department that focuses on adult second language acquisition in its broadest sense (e.g., the acquisition of literacy, sociolinguistic competence, corpus linguistics, second language teacher education, task-based curricula and so forth)

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Students win GSURC prize

ALESL undergraduates Ashleigh Cox and Marissa Emory won first place in GSURC’s Outstanding Oral Presentations category, as well as this year’s Provost’s Award for their… more »

Ph.D. student Stephen Skalicky publishes a paper

Stephen Skalicky and Scott Crossley published a paper in the European Journal of Humor Research about satirical reviews. The paper is available at

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