SLS Volunteer Tutors Assist Waiʻalae Elementary School

For the 6th year running, BA and MA students from the SLS department are volunteering to assist English Language specialists at Waiʻalae Elementary School in supporting K–5 English language learners.      

9/14: Fourth Chuo-UHM-UTokyo Student Conference on Linguistics, Psycholinguistics, and Second Language Acquisition

Friday, September 14, 2018 Held at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa Center for Korean Studies Schedule 1:30 p.m. Plenary Interpretations of Japanese reflexive pronouns by native and non-native speakers Professor Makiko Hirakawa, Chuo University 2:40 p.m. Poster Session A 3:40 p.m. Poster Session B 4:40 p.m. Poster Session C Presented by Chuo, UTokyo, and …

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PhD Student Junichi Yagi Wins 2018 AAAL Graduate Student Award

Congratulations to PhD student Junichi Yagi, who was one of six awardees nationwide for the 2018 American Association for Applied Linguistics (AAAL) Graduate Student Award. The Graduate Student Award is a merit-based, competitive award that supports attendance of AAAL graduate student members at the annual conference. The award will be formally presented at the 2018 AAAL …

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Reading in a Foreign Language

The October 2016 issue (Volume 28, Number 2) of the electronic journal Reading in a Foreign Language (RFL) is now online.

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PhD Student Wenyi Ling Wins 2018 LLL Doctoral Dissertation Research Award

Congratulations to PhD student Wenyi Ling, who was selected to receive a 2018 LLL Award for Excellence in Doctoral Dissertation Research. Wenyi will be a featured speaker at the 22nd Annual Graduate Student Conference, College of Languages, Linguistics & Literature, UHM. Wenyi is writing her dissertation about perceiving, processing, and learning Mandarin language tone by …

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Associate Professor Dr. Betsy Gilliland Selected for Fulbright Award

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Congratulations to Dr. Betsy Gilliland who has been selected to receive the coveted Fulbright Award for the Fall 2018 Semester. Dr. Gilliland will travel to the Universidad de Atacama in Chile where she will teach 4th year undergraduate English pedagogy students who are preparing to become English as a foreign language teachers in primary and …

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ARCHIVE Fall 2018 Brown Bags

August 30 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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2018 Conference Presentations by SLS Graduate Students and Faculty

Hawai’i TESOL Spring 2018 Conference, Hawai’i Tokai International College, Kapolei, HI; February 17, 2018 Carrie Bach, George Smith, Hoa Le, Huy Phung, & Nicole Ziegler What are good tasks? Designing TBLT materials for the classroom Graham Crookes Multilingual multicultural initiative Richard Day (plenary) Priscilla Faucette Our Evolving Jobs: English Language Program Administrators’ Round Table Discussion …

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PhD Students Anna Mendoza & Jayson Parba in the International Journal of Multilingualism

Congratulations to PhD students Anna Mendoza and Jayson Parba, who co-authored an article entitled, “Thwarted: relinquishing educator beliefs to understand translanguaging from learners’ point of view” in the International Journal of Multilingualism (https://doi.org/10.1080/14790718.2018.1441843).   Abstract This study took place in a 300-level Filipino class at Hawai’i’s state university. Originally, the researchers intended to study how …

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PhD Student Huy V. Phung Wins AAAL T-shirt Design Competition

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Congratulations to PhD student, Huy V. Phung, who is the winner of the first American Association for Applied Linguistics (AAAL) T-shirt design competition.  Huy will be publicly recognized at the 2018 AAAL Conference, which will be held in Chicago, IL, March 24–27, 2018.

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