Second Language Studies (SLS) is an interdisciplinary field that addresses the learning, teaching, and use of second (or multiple) languages from educational, linguistic, psychological, sociological, and anthropological perspectives. Our undergraduate and graduate programs are relevant to students interested in ESL and TESOL. Our programs also go well beyond those areas and include teaching and researching languages other than English.

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SLS PhD group launch GOALL app for language learning

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SLS PhD alumni Ann T. Choe (2023), Susanne DeVore (2022), and Yang (Sunnie) Liu (2023), as well as current PhD student Kristen…

SLS BA Student Christopher Ramirez Dances with UHM Ballroom Dance Club to National Championship

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SLS BA student Christopher Ramirez is a member of a 10-student Ballroom Dance Club at UH. They waltzed, foxtrotted, and chacha’d their…

SLS 312 Class Has Book Sharing Day with Wai’alae Elementary School

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The students of SLS 312 went to Wai’alae Elementary School on April 15, 2024 (World Book Day) and worked with the first…