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.

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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Charlene Junko Sato Memorial Scholarship

Scholarships of up to $1,500 are available for students at any University of Hawai‘i campus . . .

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May 19 Dissertation Defense – Justin Cubilo

Announcing PhD in Second Language Studies Dissertation Defense Justin Cubilo Video-Mediated Listening Passages and Typed Note-Taking: Examining Their Effects on Examinees’ Listening Test Performance and Item Characteristics Chair: James Dean Brown Friday, May 19, 11:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m. Moore Hall, Room 155A Technology has created many implications for second language (L2) listening assessment, particularly as it …

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May 9 Dissertation Defense – Bonnie Sylwester

Announcing PhD in Second Language Studies Dissertation Defense Bonnie Sylwester Impact of Program Assessment in Higher Education: A Case of an Applied Linguistics Program Chair: Thom Hudson Tuesday, May 9, 2017, 10:00 a.m. Moore Hall, Room 155A While program-level assessment has become common in higher education, questions remain about the impacts of assessment on teaching …

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May 12 Dissertation Defense – Mari Miyao

Announcing PhD in Second Language Studies Dissertation Defense Mari Miyao The processing of referential expressions in discourse by Chinese and Japanese L2 learners of English Chair: Bonnie D. Schwartz Friday, May 12, 2:00–4:00 p.m. Moore Hall, Room 155A Referential expressions (REs), such as proper names and pronouns, pose challenges to second language learners (L2ers). Generally, …

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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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