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Entering Class of 2006


botelhocatherine1Catherine Botelho (

My name is Catherine Botelho and I joined SLAT in 2006. I received my MA in English Language and Linguistics(EL/L) from the University of Arizona in May, 2006. While still loyal to my East Coast roots and the Boston Red Socks, I have happily traded in my winter coat and boots for sunscreen and opened toed sandals.
Before moving to Tucson, I served as a Peace Corps TEFL volunteer in Jordan and taught English in Japan for 2 years. My major in SLAT is language use, with a minor in analysis. Another interest area is women and girls access to education.
An enthusiastic but poor student of Japanese and Arabic, I cling to the belief that the Critical Period hypothesis is wrong. When not writing about herself in the third person, Cat compulsively listens to NPR while writing her yet to be published, but destined to be a classic “how to” for going vegan.


steven-randall1-262x349Steven Randall (

Hallo! Guten Tag! Servus! My name is Steven Randall and I joined SLAT in 2006 student majoring in Use and minoring in German Studies. Prior to entering the SLAT program, I completed an M.A. program in German Studies here at the University of Arizona, and a B.A. program in German at The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio. During my time as an undergraduate, I also spent a year abroad at the Albert-Ludwigs-Universität in Freiburg, Germany where I honed my German skills and ate excessive amounts of German food (mmmm!!!).
I work as a Teaching Associate with the German Studies Department here at the U of A. Over the past two years, I have taught beginning to intermediate German courses. I spent the summer of 2005 teaching in Leipzig, Germany with the German Studies Department’s“ Arizona in Leipzig” program.
My current (and highly changeable) research interests are in cross-cultural competence and metalinguistic awareness. I also hope to better my Spanish, as I feel it should be much better than it is!
I love living in the desert and am happy to be a part of the SLAT program! If you want to know anything else, email me.