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 (   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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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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