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:

8:30–4:30 Monday through Friday; closed on State Holidays

Contact Regarding:

Department Chair Dr. Christina Higgins (808) 956-8610 Departmental Matters, Visiting Colleague Program
Acting Secretary Ms. Roberta Baird (808) 956-8610 General Inquiries

SLS Undergraduate Program

Contact Regarding:

Undergraduate Chair Dr. Betsy Gilliland Undergraduate Academics
Undergraduate Coordinator &
Ms. Sunhee Kim Fujii (808) 956-6131 Declaring a Major, Undergraduate Advising, BA+MA Pathway, ESLJ-L Job Ads
Undergraduate Advisor Ms. Priscilla Faucette (808) 956-2801 Undergraduate Advising
Minor Advisor (Interim) Mr. Justin Kanda (808) 956-8374 Minor 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:

Associate Director Ms. Priscilla Faucette (808) 956-2801 ELI Inquiries
Educational Specialist Mr. Justin Kanda (808) 956-8374
Secretary Ms. Roberta Baird (808) 956-8479

Hawaiʻi English Language Program (HELP)

Contact Regarding:

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