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The Department of Second Language Studies (DSLS) is committed to serving the educational and social needs of the highly diverse and multilingual State of Hawai‘i, and to leading the world in the study of second, foreign, and heritage language learning, teaching, use, and analysis.

Students at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa with questions about the Hawaiian or Second Language (HSL) Requirement should refer to the UHM Catalog. For specific questions regarding the requirement, contact the Undergraduate Advising Office for your major.

Prospective graduate students interested in the graduate programs in SLS (MA, AGC, PhD) should first visit the pages on Admissions and Programs, and address any additional questions to the SLS Graduate Chair at

Prospective undergraduate students interested in the BA in SLS should first visit the BA in SLS website, and then contact the SLS Undergraduate Advisor (Mr. Kenton Harsch, at with any additional questions.

Please address all other general inquiries to the SLS Department Secretary, Karen Matsumoto, at

Department of Second Language Studies
University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa
Moore Hall 570
1890 East-West Road
Honolulu, Hawai‘i 96822
(808) 956-8610



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