Upcoming Conference Presentations by SLS Graduate Students and Faculty

Past Conferences from 2017 Interactional Skills and Practices in a Second Language (ICOP-L2), Neuchâtel, Switzerland; January 19, 2017 Sangki Kim Conducting relational talk in service encounters in second-language English: A 30-month case study, in invited colloquium of Longitudinal Investigations into Interactional Competences International Conference on Language Teacher Education, UCLA; February 2–4, 2017 Priscila Leal & …

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SLS Thanks Dr. Thom Hudson for 27+ Years of Service

Article by Lucas Edmond, current MA student in SLS After 27 and a half years serving the Department of Second Language Studies, Dr. Thom Hudson retired this December. While his research interests have evolved over the years, he has primarily been interested in issues of language assessment, L2 reading, program development, and English for Specific …

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Recent Graduate Student Publications

Burch, A. R. (2014). Pursuing information: A conversation analytic perspective on communication strategies. Language Learning, 64, 651–684. DOI: 10.1111/lang.12064 Lamb, G. (2015). “Mista, Are You in a Good Mood?”: Stylization to Negotiate Interaction in an Urban Hawai‘i Classroom. Multilingua, 34(2) 159–186. DOI: 10.1515/multi-2014-1008 Phyak, P. & Bui, T. N. T. (2014). Youth engaging language policy …

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SLS Fall Orientation – August 17, 2017, 2:00–4:00 p.m.

SLS FALL ORIENTATION Thursday, August 17, 2017 2:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m. Location: Center for Korean Studies Auditorium

Reduced Tuition Rates Available for Residents of WICHE Member States

The University of Hawai’i at Mānoa participates in the Western Regional Graduate Program (WRGP), administered by the Western Interstate Commission on Higher Education (WICHE). Accepted MA and PhD students in SLS who are legal residents of WICHE member states may enroll in the program at reduced tuition rates, if eligibility requirements are met.

Details about the WICHE Program can be found on this page: http://manoa.hawaii.edu/graduate/content/wiche-program

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Inviting Applications to the MA Program in Second Language Studies – Achievement Scholarships Available

The 36-credit MA in SLS offers the option of specializing in one or more areas: Critical Second Language Studies; Language Assessment, Measurement, and Program Evaluation; Language EducationLanguage and Social Interaction; and Second Language Acquisition.

Non-Resident Tuition Exemption (attendance at resident tuition rate) and Achievement Scholarships available for top applicants.

Fall 2017 admissions applications will be accepted through March 1, 2017.

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ARCHIVE Spring 2017 Brown Bags

January 26 Effect of Tracking Authentic Video Clips on the Enhancing of Comprehensibility and Intelligibility of L2 Speech: A Mixed-Methods-Approach Presenter: Dianning Qu, Central South University, China Though achieving successful communication and near nativelike standards tend to be the ideal goals of L2 language learners (van Maastricht et al., 2016), a foreign accent is such …

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Develop Your Expertise as a Language Teacher

Do you want to become a highly qualified language teacher? Earn a Specialization in Language Education by taking electives in classroom research, materials development, second language reading, second language writing, second language listening/speaking, critical pedagogy, language and learning technologies, and more.

Thursday “Brown Bag” Lecture Series

Location: St. John, Room 011 [unless otherwise noted] Time: Noon–1:15 p.m. The SLS Brown Bags will resume in Fall 2017. Archived presentation descriptions can be found at the links below. Have a wonderful summer! The SLS Thursday “Brown Bag” is a lecture series organized by the Department of Second Language Studies for enhancing students’ academic …

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Learn Cutting Edge Research Methods

MA in SLS students working with Dr. Dongping Zheng study English language learners as they play an immersive 3-D, place-based, mobile assisted language learning (MALL) game.

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Learn a New Language While You Earn Your Degree

Study beginning to advanced level Japanese, Korean, Mandarin, and more!

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PhD in SLS Student Mark Wilding Recognized with Frances Davis Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching

Congratulations to Mark Wilding, PhD in SLS Student, for being recognized with Frances Davis Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching for a Graduate Assistant! The Frances Davis Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching for a faculty and a graduate assistant recognizes dedication and demonstrated excellence as teachers of undergraduate students. It was established as a memorial …

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