Second Language Acquisition Ph.D. Program - Department of.
The study of second language acquisition (SLA) is an increasingly interdisciplinary field that draws on various branches of linguistics as well as cognitive psychology, educational research, sociology, and neurology to describe exactly how second languages are learned by different individuals in different contexts, and to explain the biological, cognitive, and social mechanisms underlying.
Before graduation, all students completing the PhD in Second Language Acquisition must demonstrate three types of experience with non-native language: learning a non-native language, using a non-native language, and teaching a language to non-native speakers of that language.
The PhD focus in Applied Linguistics and Language Education (ALLE) provides competitive funding packages for all admitted full-time students. As a general rule, the program anticipates that all its students will devote themselves full time to graduate study, and will not have significant employment outside of the university for the duration of the program.
PhDs in Humanities Language Studies. Information about Language Studies Degrees. Language Studies is a type of interdisciplinary academic degree, which combines courses from two related but different disciplines: Languages and Linguistics. Students learn one (or multiple) foreign languages and explore how languages and human communication work.
Ph.D. Bilingualism and 2nd Language Acquisition The Rutgers Graduate Program in Spanish offers a unique PhD option in Bilingualism and Second Language Acquisition (SLA).
The Language Acquisition Program (LAP) is a cross-disciplinary option available to Ph.D. students in Communication Sciences and Disorders, Linguistics, Psychology, and Second Language Education who intend to pursue graduate studies, including writing their thesis, in language acquisition.
The Designated Emphasis (DE) provides doctoral students with both a theoretical and practical knowledge of language acquisition and technologically-based language instruction. Graduate students who more fully understand the process of second language acquisition contribute to improving the overall delivery of undergraduate language instruction.