Welcome to the SLA Lab!

The Second Language Acquisition Lab (SLAL) at the CUNY Graduate Center is a research and teaching lab studying the linguistic development of second language learners and bilinguals.

The lab has developed a number of research-based multilingual assessments of literacy and academic skills, sentence comprehension and production, math, and language ability. The latter assessments have been commissioned by the New York City Department of Education and the New York State Education Department for use in public schools.

The SLA Lab works collaboratively with the Research Institute for the Study of Language in Urban Society (RISLUS), and provides a diverse range of research opportunities for doctoral, master’s and advanced undergraduate students.

Participate in a study!

The SLAL is currently looking for participants with the following background to take part in language studies. Click on the link to learn more about the studies and to see if you qualify!

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