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 Alumni Jane George Selected as English Language Fellow

Congratulations to SLS Alumni Jane George (MA, ESL 1991) who was recently selected for a U.S. Department of State, English Language Fellow project in 2017-2018.  Jane will be spending the year at Tajik State Pedagogical University (TSPU), Dushanbe, Tajikistan.   The English Language Fellow Program is the premier international exchange program that allows American English teachers to enact …

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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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Thursday “Brown Bag” Lecture Series

Location: St. John, Room 011 [unless otherwise noted] Time: Noon–1:15 p.m. January 11 L2 Materials Development Poster Session Presenters: Richard Day, Professor, SLS; and SLS 730 (Fall 2017) students, UH-Mānoa The SLS Thursday “Brown Bag” is a lecture series organized by the Department of Second Language Studies for enhancing students’ academic experience and professional future. …

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November 13 Dissertation Defense – Eunseok Ro

Announcing PhD in Second Language Studies Dissertation Defense Eunseok Ro Interaction and Learning in an Extensive Reading Book Club Chair: Gabriele Kasper Monday, November 13, 4:00 p.m. Moore Hall, Room 155A As a pedagogical approach to second language (L2) learning, Extensive Reading (ER) has been practiced in various contexts of foreign and second language learning. …

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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.

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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SLS Alumni Daniel Jackson and Rue Burch Featured as Co-Authors in TESOL QUARTERLY

  Congratulations to SLS Alumni Daniel Jackson and Rue Burch, who are featured as co-authors for the recently published TESOL QUARTERLY Special Issue, Complementary Perspectives on Task-Based Classroom Realities.  The special issue also features other SLS alumni as authors. Congratulations to All for a significant accomplishment! http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com.eres.library.manoa.hawaii.edu/doi/10.1002/tesq.2017.51.issue-3/issuetoc Daniel O. Jackson is Associate Professor in the …

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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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Free One-day Workshop on East Asian Psycholinguistics: October 15, 2017

East Asian Psycholinguistics: Recent Developments Sunday, October 15, 2017 University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa Center for Korean Studies 1881 East-West Road Honolulu, HI 96822 East Asian Psycholinguistics: Recent Developments is a free satellite workshop held in conjunction with The 25th Japanese Korean Linguistics Conference. This workshop intends to gather people working on various topics of …

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