The Second Language Studies/ESL Speaker Series

Join us for the ESL/SLS Speaker Series! This event of lectures and discussions made its debut in the fall of 2008. It started as a class project, and since 2008, it has been developed into an informal, yet a high-quality speaker series. It occurs approximately monthly throughout the academic year. The ESL Speaker Series is intended for graduate students or anyone interested in the field of Second language studies/English as a second language studies. The invited speakers are a balanced mix of advanced graduate students from our program, professors from our ESL/SLS program at Purdue, as well as scholars from other universities. The speakers come from a nice range of disciplines including Second language writing, World Englishes, Language testing, Second language acquisition, Linguistics and Applied linguistics.  The presentations are always followed by Happy hours where attendees have a chance to meet the speaker in person. Participation is free and open to the public.
Are you interested in gaining professional development experience and making important contacts? Sign up to volunteering at one of the workshops! You can help by escorting or introducing guests, participating in set-up and clean-up, or distributing brochures.

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