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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MA Student Uy-Di Nancy Le Selected for Fulbright Award

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Congratulations to MA student Uy-Di Nancy Le who was recently granted the Fulbright English Teaching Assistant Award. Nancy will travel to Germany to assist in teaching American studies and English language to German students. As a Fulbright recipient, Nancy will be joining the “flagship international educational exchange program sponsored by the U.S. government.” Find out …

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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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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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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.

The Department of Second Language Studies Thanks the Bilinski Educational Foundation for Its Support

For the 7th year in a row, the Bilinski Educational Foundation will be supporting both the Department of Second Language Studies and the Department of Linguistics through the Bilinski Dissertation Fellowships, Pre-Dissertation Fellowships, and Pre-Dissertation Research Awards, awarding a combined total of $702,500 for Academic Year 2017–2018. The Bilinski Educational Foundation has provided tremendous support …

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May 2: Dissertation Defense – Jayson E. Parba

Announcing PhD in Second Language Studies Dissertation Defense Jayson E. Parba Empowering the Filipino Language Classroom: Towards Critical Pedagogy and Curriculum Chair: Graham Crookes Wednesday, May 2, 2:00–4:00 p.m. Moore Hall, Room 155A   Abstract This dissertation research is situated in critical applied linguistics, critical language pedagogy, and heritage and second language (L2) education, within …

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April 20–21: Open Science Symposium

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