The Department of Second Language Studies does not oversee the Hawaiian or Second Language (HSL) Requirement. Please refer to the General Education webpage and contact the Academic Advisor for your major.

Department of Second Language Studies (SLS)

University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
Moore Hall 570
1890 East-West Road
Honolulu, Hawaiʻi 96822
(808) 956-8610

SLS Office Hours:

9:00–4:30 Monday through Friday; closed on State Holidays

Contact Regarding:

Department Chair Dr. Christina Higgins (808) 956-8610 Departmental Matters, Visiting Colleague Program
Admin & Fiscal Specialist Ms. Christianne Ono
(808) 956-8610 General Inquiries, ESLJ-L Job Ads

SLS Undergraduate Program

Contact Regarding:

Undergraduate Chair Dr. Betsy Gilliland Undergraduate Academics
Undergraduate Advisor & Coordinator Vacant (808) 956-8610 Declaring a Major, Undergraduate Advising, Minor Advising, BA+MA Pathway
Undergraduate Advisor Ms. Priscilla Faucette (808) 956-2801 Undergraduate Advising

SLS Graduate Programs (MA, AGC, PhD)

Contact Regarding:

Graduate Chair Dr. Theres Grüter Graduate Academics
Program Specialist Mr. Justin Kanda (808) 956-8374 Graduate Admissions, Degree Progress/Graduation,
SLS Website Updates,
SLS Brown Bag Announcements

English Language Institute (ELI)

Contact Regarding:

Director Ms. Priscilla Faucette (808) 956-2801 ELI Inquiries, ELI Observations/Research
Educational Specialist Mr. Daniel Holden (808) 956-6946 ELI Placement Test, ELI Holds

Hawaiʻi English Language Program (HELP)

Contact Regarding:

Director Mr. Joel Weaver (808) 956-2465 General Inquiries, CELTA, Customized Programs
Assistant Director Ms. Gina Redila (808) 956-9909 HELP Curriculum, Research Agenda, Observation Requests
Office Manager Ms. Kimberly Imamura
(808) 956-6636 Registration, Schedules, General Inquiries