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PhD Student Wenyi Ling Wins 2018 LLL Doctoral Dissertation Research Award

Congratulations to PhD student Wenyi Ling, who was selected to receive a 2018 LLL Award for Excellence in Doctoral Dissertation Research. Wenyi will be a featured speaker at the 22nd Annual Graduate Student Conference, College of Languages, Linguistics & Literature, UHM. Wenyi is writing her dissertation about perceiving, processing, and learning Mandarin language tone by …

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Associate Professor Dr. Betsy Gilliland Selected for Fulbright Award

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Congratulations to Dr. Betsy Gilliland who has been selected to receive the coveted Fulbright Award for the Fall 2018 Semester. Dr. Gilliland will travel to the Universidad de Atacama in Chile where she will teach 4th year undergraduate English pedagogy students who are preparing to become English as a foreign language teachers in primary and …

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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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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.

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

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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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November 13 Dissertation Defense – Eunseok Ro

Announcing PhD in Second Language Studies Dissertation Defense Eunseok Ro Interaction and Learning in an Extensive Reading Book Club Chair: Gabriele Kasper Monday, November 13, 4:00 p.m. Moore Hall, Room 155A As a pedagogical approach to second language (L2) learning, Extensive Reading (ER) has been practiced in various contexts of foreign and second language learning. …

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SLS Alumni Daniel Jackson and Rue Burch Featured as Co-Authors in TESOL Quarterly

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Congratulations to SLS Alumni Drs. Daniel Jackson and Rue Burch, who are featured as co-authors for the recently published TESOL Quarterly Special Issue, Complementary Perspectives on Task-Based Classroom Realities. Click title to learn more…

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Free One-day Workshop on East Asian Psycholinguistics: October 15, 2017

East Asian Psycholinguistics: Recent Developments Sunday, October 15, 2017 University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa Center for Korean Studies 1881 East-West Road Honolulu, HI 96822 East Asian Psycholinguistics: Recent Developments is a free satellite workshop held in conjunction with The 25th Japanese Korean Linguistics Conference. This workshop intends to gather people working on various topics of …

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