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Thursday “Brown Bag” Lecture Series

Location: Ag Science Bldg, Room 204 Time:  Noon–1:15 p.m. September 12 The importance of production for the acquisition of L2 grammatical structures Presenter: Carrie Jackson, Professor of German and Linguistics, The Pennsylvania State University An important question in instructed second language (L2) acquisition regards the relative effectiveness of comprehension-based instruction and production-based instruction for learning L2 grammatical …

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Archive Fall 2019 Brown Bags

August 29 Starting off on the Right Foot: Advising Session for New MA Students Presenter: Christina Higgins, Professor & Graduate Chair, Second Language Studies, UH-Mānoa 1. Navigating your MA progress We will examine the MA advising form together and talk about optional tracks, core courses, seminar courses, and electives. Students will better understand what it …

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SLS BAMA Student Victoria Lee Presents at Spring 2019 Undergraduate Showcase

Victoria Lee presenting at Spring 2019 Undergraduate Showcase at East-West Center Victoria Lee, a student in the BAMA pathway program in SLS, presented her research in the Spring 2019 Undergraduate Showcase (Undergraduate Research and Creative Work) on May 3, 2019 at the East-West Center.   Victoria’s presentation, “Tracking Potential Attrition in a Child SecondLanguage Learner’s Phonological …

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SLS PhD Graduate Hyunwoo Kim accepts position at Yonsei University

Congratulations to PhD graduate Hyunwoo Kim, who has accepted a tenure-track position in the Department of English Language and Literature at Yonsei University, Korea! Dr. Hyunwoo Kim Hyunwoo Kim completed his dissertation on “Cross-linguistic activation in Korean L2 learners’ processing of remention bias in English” in December 2018 under the supervision of Prof. Theres Grüter.

Second Language Studies Student Association (SLSSA) Newsletters

The Second Language Studies Student Association (SLSSA) is comprised of a strong and supportive departmental student body.  SLSSA members are involved in various roles and activities within the department. Some of their many activities include: organizing and participating in monthly social gatherings, arranging academic panels/workshops, advising incoming students, organizing an annual faculty-student retreat. SLSSA also …

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Congratulations to SLS Spring and Summer Graduates!

photo of 2019 SLS BA 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! 2019 Spring/Summer SLS BA graduates 2019 Spring/Summer SLS MA graduates 2019 Spring/Summer SLS PhD graduates with Dr. Brown & Dr. Higgins (Photo credit: Kenton Harsch)

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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