Category: News and Events

Mar 07

Summer 2017 Course Offerings

OFFERINGS FOR SUMMER 2017 (see further below for course descriptions) Summer Session 1 (May 22 – June 30, 2017) SLS 312  Techniques in Second Language Teaching: Reading and Writing (‘O’ focus) SLS 430  Pidgin & Creole English in Hawai`i (‘H’ focus) SLS 480P  Second Language Pedagogy: Content-based Second Language Teaching Summer Session 2 (July 3 …

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Dec 15

BA Program in SLS Gains “Established” Status

On December 15, 2017, the Academic and Student Affairs subcommittee of the Board of Regents approved a change for the BA program in Second Language Studies from “provisional” to “established program” status. It may seem surprising that our BA program is only just now being granted “established” status; after all, we’ve had students earning BAs …

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Dec 15

SLS undergraduate Raquel (Rocky) Reinagel receives $1,500 undergraduate research award

Raquel (Rocky) Reinagel is the first SLS major to receive a research award from the Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP, http://manoa.hawaii.edu/undergrad/urop) for her project “Study Abroad Students’ View of their L1 Community.” Rocky will conduct this project in the Spring 2016 under the supervision of Dr. Theres Grüter, and present her findings at the Undergraduate …

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Jul 31

SLS Department Orientation

August 17, 2017 (Thursday) 2:00-4:00 pm (plus social time after 4:00 pm) Part 1:  Center for Korean Studies Auditorium (across Maile Way from Moore Hall) (for new BA, MA, AGC and PhD students) Part 2:  Ag Sci 204 (BA and exchange students only) (if you arrive after 2:45, go to this location) Part 3:  from …

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Mar 04

SLS at the Manoa Experience, February 25, 2017

Yi-Hui Kuo (alumna of the BA in SLS and an MEd student in Educational Administration) and Arne Jonas Reiersen (an exchange student in SLS and Linguistics) joined with faculty and staff on a gorgeous day to share information about SLS and play a few language games with middle-school and high-school students, transfer students, and parents.

Feb 18

SLS major presents at Hawai`i TESOL and LLL Graduate Student Conference

Congratulations to Akiko Kahue-Burrows, who presented a poster session at the 2014 Hawai`i TESOL Conference!  Her poster, “Effect of Explicit Pronunciation Instruction on Japanese Learners of English”, was an extension of a project she and Juno Lee developed and presented as part of SLS 460 (English Phonology).  Several attendees at the conference stopped to find …

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