Affiliate with the Language Institute

The Language Institute now has a way for University of Wisconsin-Madison faculty and staff to formally affiliate with the institute.

Why should I affiliate with the Language Institute?

The Language Institute is a hub at UW-Madison for intellectual and collaborative engagement related to language teaching and learning. The institute promotes excellence in language teaching, innovation in the design and delivery of effective and inclusive language programs, student success in reaching their professional and personal language learning goals, research in second language acquisition (SLA) and related fields, and increased awareness of the value of linguistic diversity, and of language and intercultural learning for all.

By affiliating with the Language Institute, you will have the opportunity to:

  • Provide input on Language Institute-sponsored workshops, lectures, and other events
  • Apply for Language Institute small grants programs
  • Be the first to know about upcoming events
  • Be a part of a vibrant, passionate, and inclusive community

What do I need to do if I’d like to formally affiliate with the Language Institute?

Just fill out this form, and one of us will be in touch to confirm your affiliation.

Who is eligible to affiliate with the Language Institute?

All University of Wisconsin-Madison faculty and staff who teach or conduct research in languages, who direct or coordinate language programs, or who advise language students are eligible. At the present time, we don’t have a way for graduate students to formally affiliate with the institute.

Will my affiliation be made public?

Yes, we are planning to list affiliates on this website. If you would prefer that we not list your name, just let us know, and we won’t.

If I’m not a formal affiliate, can I still come to Language Institute-sponsored events?

Yes! Please do! We are an inclusive community. All are warmly welcome.

What if I’m already affiliated with the SLA PhD Program or the Russian Flagship, programs administered in the Language Institute? 

If you’re a member of the Second Language Acquisition PhD Program Steering Committee or are affiliate SLA faculty, we consider you to already be affiliated with the institute. Ditto if you’re on the Russian Flagship leadership team or are a Russian Flagship tutor. If you’re a member of one of those groups and would prefer not be listed as an affiliate of the institute, just let us know.

Questions? Please contact Language Institute director Dianna Murphy.


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