April 20–21: Open Science Symposium

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March 9 Dissertation Defense – Jing Zhou

Announcing PhD in Second Language Studies Dissertation Defense Jing Zhou Component Skills of Reading among Learners of Chinese as a Second Language Chair: Richard R. Day Friday, March 9, 1:00–3:00 p.m. Moore Hall, Room 155A   Abstract The component-skill approach to reading comprehension) intended to understand reading as a complex but decomposable component -skill system …

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March 14 SLS Occasional Talk – Dr. Melanie Peffer

STEM and linguistics: Modeling scientific epistemology using linguistic analysis   March 14, 2018 Wednesday 12:00 – 1:15 p.m. Moore Hall 155A   Presenter: Melanie Peffer, University of Northern Colorado   Melanie earned her PhD in molecular biology from the University of Pittsburgh and completed postdoctoral training in educational psychology. Her research is interdisciplinary, integrating her background …

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SLS Alumna Jane George Selected as English Language Fellow

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Congratulations to SLS Alumna 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 meaningful …

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2017 Conference Presentations by SLS Graduate Students and Faculty

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 & Graham Crookes Developing critical …

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SLS Undergraduates Michelle Akamine and Victoria Lee Receive Research Awards for Projects on Child Second Language Acquisition

Kudos to BA in SLS students Michelle Akamine and Victoria Lee, who have received awards from the Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP) for their projects documenting and analyzing a young Japanese boy’s English language development during a 1-year stay in Hawai‘i and after his return to Japan. The awards will allow Michelle and Victoria to travel …

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

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Achievement Scholarships for tuition assistance available for competitive applicants. Applications for Fall 2018 enrollment will be accepted through March 1, 2018.

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Drs. Kyle, LaFlair, and Ziegler Awarded TOEFL COE Grant

Congratulations to Drs. Kristopher Kyle, Geoffrey LaFlair, and Nicole Ziegler, who were just awarded a TOEFL COE grant for their project entitled: A linguistic analysis of the communication demands in typical technology-mediated learning environments. Click title to learn more…

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PhD Student Awarded NSF Doctoral Dissertation Research Grant

Congratulations to Hyunwoo Kim for his dissertation project, “Cross-linguistic activation of referential bias in second-language learners of English”! Click title to learn more…

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ARCHIVE Spring 2018 Brown Bags

January 11 Posters from SLS 730: Second Language Materials Evaluation, Selection, Adaptation, & Development Presenters: Carrie Bach, Hye Young Jung, and Mitsuiko Suzuki, PhD in SLS Students; and Rachel Hughes, Raquel Reinagel, and Kumi Sweely, MA in SLS Students, UH-Mānoa This Brown Bag will showcase graduate students’ work from the course SLS 730: Second Language …

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