Second Language Acquisition Presentation Jan. 23

Bill VanPatten of Michigan State University will present “What Everyone Should Know About Second Language Acquisition (And Some Comments on Implications for Language Teaching)” at 7 p.m. Jan. 23 in the Student Union Building Alumni Room. VanPatten is internationally known for his work in second language acquisition (SLA) and second language instruction, especially for the relationship between theory and practice.

At Michigan State he is a professor of Spanish and second language studies, the director of language instruction and an affiliate faculty member of the cognitive science program.

This presentation is sponsored by the School of Arts and Letters, the Classical and Modern Languages Department and the Department of English and Linguistics.