L2P&R Grad Group

Second Language Pedagogy and Research (L2P&R) Discussion Group

Second Language Pedagogy and Research (L2P&R) Discussion Group is one of the many student support programs offered by the Department of Languages and Cultures. It provides a forum to graduate students to discuss topics related to second-language pedagogy and research, exchange ideas, share best practices in second-language teaching, discuss their research ideas, and give and receive feedback on their scholarly work.

Specifically, the graduate students are provided with opportunities to…

  • discuss academic articles on second-language learning and teaching;
  • improve their abilities to write abstracts for presentations at conferences;
  • rehearse for conference presentations (e.g., PennTESOL-East, TALFL, TESOL, LASSO…);
  • obtain feedback on their current research projects and manuscripts;
  • explore various second-language teaching techniques; and
  • pilot and refine tools they develop for second language assessment.

The L2P&R Discussion Group meets once a month during the academic year. The meetings are 50 minutes in length to allow adequate time for discussion, feedback, and questions.

For questions about the L2P&R Discussion Group, please contact Dr. Jelena Colovic-Markovic.



Dr. Melissa Reed, Assistant Professor in the Department of Kinesiology and Vice-Chair for the Institutional Review Board (IRB) presents on IRB policies and procedures.