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SOAL (Students Organization of Applied Linguistics)

SOAL is a student organization whose purpose is to facilitate both academic and social opportunities for the Applied Linguistics community at Portland State.

Please feel free to give us your input and ideas,

2018-19 SOAL Officers:  

Sasha Reinwald Albrecht -Student Leader

Naila Bairamova - Student Leader

Brandon Archer - Student Leader

Jack O'Donnell - Student Leader

Jennifer Mittelstaedt - Faculty Adviser


Portal Information


We are the Student Organization of Applied Linguistics. We are a student-organized and student-run group committed to enhancing the academic experience of linguistics students at PSU, while bringing linguistics to the broader PSU community. We hold monthly meetings, open to the entire student body, to get a pulse on students interests and needs. We provide once per term academic events, involving guest speakers from a variety of backgrounds in linguistics and various other types of research, including education, language documentation and preservation, history, world languages and literatures, and computational linguistics, to name a few. Our goal is to continuously broaden the horizons of applied linguistics students, by presenting various opportunities to see how linguistics education can be applied to these fields. Similarly, we hope to encourage dialogue and discussion among related fields, and those students and professionals working in such fields, to generate interest in the fruitful possibilities of studying languages and linguistics.

If you are interested in SOAL or applied linguistics, please contact one of our SOAL officers at



Group Type

Student Organization- SALP

Group E-mail

If you are a new group, you will be given a Portland State e-mail for your organization. This is the primary e-mail for your group.

Group Phone Number

This should be a Portland State phone number. If you do not have an office, you can request a voice mail line. For safety reasons, please do not list a personal phone number here.

(503) 725-2040

Membership Criteria

If your group has a selective membership process, please describe it here.

SOAL is open to everyone, simply apply on OrgSync

Proposed constitution

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