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Congratulations to SLS Spring and Summer Graduates!

Congratulations to all Spring and Summer 2018 SLS BA, MA and PhD Graduates! We look forward to hearing about your future accomplishments, so keep in touch! (Photo credit: Kenton Harsch) 2019 Spring/Summer SLS BA graduates 2019 Spring/Summer SLS MA graduates 2019 Spring/Summer SLS PhD graduates with Dr. Brown & Dr. Higgins

Possibly Coming Soon!

The SLS BA Committe is currently investigating the possibility of adding the following two minors to our undergraduate program. ============================================================== Minor in Language Teaching The Minor in Language Teaching would provide instruction in fundamental concepts related to second language learning and teaching. It would consist of 18 credits in total: 9 credits of core courses …

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May 8: Dissertation Defense – Elham Monfaredi

Announcing PhD in Second Language Studies Dissertation Defense Elham Monfaredi Occasioned Storytelling in Persian Language Classroomss Chair: Gabriele Kasper Wednesday May 8, 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Moore Hall, 155A Abstract The use of stories as pedagogical tools in second language (L2) classrooms has a longstanding research tradition (e.g. Huang, 2006; Inal & Cakir, 2014). …

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April 3: Dissertation Defense – Gavin Lamb

Announcing PhD in Second Language Studies Dissertation Defense Gavin Lamb The nexus of discourse and practice in sea turtle tourism and conservation at Laniākea Beach, Hawai‘i Chair: Christina Higgins Wednesday, April 3, 9:30 a.m.– 11:30 a.m. Moore Hall, 258 Abstract This dissertation investigates the discursive practices emerging in the overlapping contexts of sea turtle tourism and …

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March 1: Dissertation Defense – Jay Tanaka

Announcing PhD in Second Language Studies Dissertation Defense Jay Tanaka Qualitative Content Analysis of Reflection in Language Teacher Practicum Settings Chair: Elizabeth Gilliland Friday, March 1, 1:30 p.m.– 3:30 p.m. Moore Hall, 258   Abstract At least one element of second language teacher education (L2TE) permeates contextual differences: reflection. Farrell (2012) suggests that the terms reflection …

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February 27: Dissertation Defense – Junko Imai

Announcing PhD in Second Language Studies Dissertation Defense Junko Imai L2 Learning to Write Through Writing Conferences: A Mixed Methods Research Study Chair: James Dean Brown Wednesday February 27 10:00 am – noon Moore Hall 258 Abstract A writing conference (WC) is a one-on-one consulting session concerning a student’s written academic work that takes place in a …

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ARCHIVE Spring 2019 Brown Bags

January 10 Research in Progress: Health communication in home care for elders in Hawai‘i Presenter: Kendi Ho, PhD Student, Second Language Studies, UH-Mānoa The silver tsunami is reaching Hawai‘i’s shores with the aged population in Hawai‘i expected to reach 28.5% by 2040 (Hawai‘i State Department of Business and Economic Development and Tourism, 2014). Within a …

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November 30: Dissertation Defense – Patharaorn Patharakorn

Announcing PhD in Second Language Studies Dissertation Defense Patharaorn Patharakorn Assessing interactional competence in a multiparty roleplay task: A mixed-methods study Chair: James Dean Brown Friday, November 30, 12:00 p.m.– 2:00 p.m. Sakamaki Hall, B104   Abstract In an effort to develop an assessment instrument in measuring interactional competence (IC) with a method that is congruent …

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November 19: Dissertation Defense – Priscila Leal

Announcing PhD in Second Language Studies Dissertation Defense Priscila Leal Becoming and being a critical English language teacher: A mixed methods study of critical consciousness Chair: Graham V. Crookes Monday, November 19, 1:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m. Moore Hall, Room 258   Abstract Using a mixed research design, this study investigated (a) how critical language teachers, or language …

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SLS Alumna Peggy Kang Selected as English Language Fellow

photo of Peggy Kang SLS Alum

Congratulations to SLS Alumna Peggy Kang, who recently completed an English Language Fellowship in Cameroon with the U.S. Department of State, from 2016-2018.  Peggy’s primary job during her fellowship was to provide English language instruction to university students in medicine, engineering, and computer science at Université des Montagnes.  In addition, she collaborated with the U.S. Embassy …

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