UHM Department of Second Language Studies

Second Language Studies (SLS) is an interdisciplinary field that addresses the learning, teaching, analysis, and use of second (or multiple) languages. Learn more

Learn More About SLS

Learn more about the Department of Second Language Studies at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa from our past and current BA, BA+MA, MA, and PhD students' testimonials!

Considering an MA in Second Language Studies or TESOL?

Join us for one of our Virtual Open House and Info Sessions on:

Tuesday, November 14: 9am Honolulu time (2pm New York City, 10pm Paris, Nov 15 4am Seoul/Tokyo)
Friday, November 17: 3pm Honolulu time (8pm New York City, Nov 18 2am Paris, Nov 18 10am Seoul/Tokyo)

Meet professors and students, and learn more about the MA in SLS!

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PhD Student Fred Zenker: Paper in Studies in Second Language Acquisition

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Ph.D. Student Fred Zenker and colleagues who were formerly at UHM recently wrote a paper that was released in Studies in Second…

Dustin Crowther, Dan Isbell and Hitoshi Nishizawa: Newly Published Article in Applied Psycholinguistics on Cambridge Core

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Dustin Crowther, Daniel Isbell, and Ph.D. student Hitoshi Nishizawa was recently featured for their newly published article in Applied Psycholinguistics on Cambridge…

B.A. student Shannon Pederson receives Boren Scholarship

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Congratulations to Shannon Pederson, an SLS student in our BA program, who was recently awarded a prestigious national Boren Scholarship! The Boren…