Penn State College of the Liberal Arts Department of Applied Linquistics

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Department Calendar

Please check the Department Events Calendar for news on student orientations, faculty retreats, and pre-semester training and testing sessions.

Spring 2015 - Registration

Registration for the spring semester opens Sept. 15, 16 or 17 depending on your credit standing. Please click on this link to determine the day you register:

International Students - Reduced Course Load eForm

If you are an international student and Spring 2015 will be your last semester of enrollment, please complete the Reduced Course Load eForm to request permission to take fewer than nine credits in the spring:

Welcome to the Department of Applied Linguistics at Penn State University


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The Department of Applied Linguistics at Penn State's University Park campus is part of the College of the Liberal Arts. In teaching, research and service, our mission is to advance understandings of language use and language learning from a range of anthropological, sociological, and psychological perspectives.

Our outstanding faculty are committed to teaching and mentoring students. They are recognized world wide for their topically and geographically diverse research involving a broad spectrum of languages and settings. Areas of specialization include classroom discourse and learning; corpus linguistics; discourse analysis; language and cognition; language, health, and aging; second and foreign language and literacy teaching and learning; sociocultural theory; technology and language learning; teacher education and world Englishes.