Welcome to the FLARES website!

Welcome to the website of the students of the Second Language Acquisition program at the University of Iowa. Our program is under the Foreign Language Acquisition Research and Education (FLARE) program. This website is designed to introduce prospective students to the people and projects that make up the FLARE community at The University of Iowa. In addition, it also serves current SLA students providing them with valuable information about funding possibilities, upcoming conferences, publication venues, etc.

This is not the official website of the program. The official website of FLARE can be found here.

"In FLARE, the faculty members care about me and what I do. Another thing I like is that the program is small: We all (students and faculty) know each other and each other's research interests. It really feels like being part of a family." ~~ Katharina Kley, current student


News Updates

Current and Past Events

2018 SLA Graduate Student Symposium "Research Approaches to Second Language Acquisition"
         April 20-21, 2018

2015 Symposium at Iowa "Language Learning: A Social Adventure"
         April 10-11, 2015

2013 Symposium at Iowa "Contexts of Learning"
             April 19-20, 2013

Lecture and Workshop: Steven Thorne Digital Semiospheres and L2 Development
Friday, Oct. 5- Saturday, Oct.6, 2012

FLARE Fall Potluck/Picnic
Saturday, August 25.

SLA Graduate Student Symposium 2012 at UW-Madison
Friday, April13 - Saturday, April 14, 2012

2015 Symposium- Language Learning: A Social Adventure

University of Iowa April 10-11 2015

2014 Symposium Crossing Borders: Engaging and Connecting

APRIL 11-12, 2014

Official FLARE website

 Additional information about the programadmissions, and more from the official program site.


Meet our FLARE facultycurrent students, and alumni.