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(Schedule updated June 27, 2019; subject to change)

130 (1) Introduction to Pidgin in Hawai’i MWF 10:30–11:20
150 (1) Learning Languages & Communicating in a Globalized World MWF 9:30–10:20 Crookes
150 (2) Learning Languages & Communicating in a Globalized World MWF 9:30–10:20
302 (2) Second Language Learning MWF 11:30–12:20
302 (3) Second Language Learning R 2:00–3:15 online
303 (1) Second Language Teaching MWF 10:30–11:20
303 (2) Second Language Teaching TR 10:30–11:45 Staff
313 (1) Techniques in SL Teaching: Listening & Speaking MWF 9:30–10:20
408 (1) Multilingual Education TR 1:30–2:45
418 (1) Instructional Media [Taught in Chinese: Departmental restriction] TR 10:30-11:45 Zheng
430 (1) Pidgin & Creole English in Hawai‘i MWF 11:30–12:20 Sakoda
441 (1) Language Concepts for SL Learning & Teaching MW 9:30–10:45 Schwartz
441 (2) Language Concepts for SL Learning & Teaching TR 9:00–10:15
460 (1) English Phonology MW 1:30– 2:45
480N (1) Topics in SL Analysis: Basic Language Concepts for Second Language Learning, Teaching, and Use

Second Language Studies investigates how people learn and use another language, be it a second, third, heritage, or foreign language. In order to do so, we first need terminology and tools that allow us to capture and describe the phenomenon we are concerned with: human language. Through this course, students establish a basic linguistic toolkit for describing language, including learner language, at various levels: sounds, words, sentences, and discourse.

MW 11:00–12:15 Grüter
485 (1) Professionalism in Second Language Studies TR 9:00–10:15
490 (1) Second Language Testing MWF 9:30–10:20
600 (1) Introduction to Second Language Studies TR 9:00–10:15 Gilliland
610 (1) Introduction to Teaching Second Languages MW 3:00–4:15 Day
614 (1) Second Language Writing TR 1:30–2:45 Gilliland
660 (1) Sociolinguistics & Second Languages MW 1:30– 2:45 Higgins
730 (1) Seminar in SL Education: Second language teacher education

This seminar deals with critical issues and approaches in second language teacher education and development (SLTED). The goals are to familiarize students with the critical issues in SLTED and to fulfill their expectations. By the end of the seminar, students will be able to critique and discuss the major issues in SLTED and to research and present a topic on SLTED.

F 9:30–12:15 Day
750 (2) Seminar in SL Acquisition: Child L2 acquisition

The purpose of this seminar is to examine research on child L2 acquisition, with particular emphasis on syntax and morphology. Research into child L2 acquisition has the potential to inform our understanding of adult L2 acquisition as well as L1 acquisition. We will examine some of the very few studies that directly compare L2 (and L1) children and L2 adults in the acquisition of particular grammatical phenomena. Students will become familiar with the theoretical issues at stake as well as the empirical base of recent work.

M 3:00–5:50 Schwartz
760 (1) Seminar in SL Use: Ecological and sociocultural approaches to second language learning W 3:00-5:50 Zheng
775 (1) Seminar in SL Research: Investigating L2 Speech Intelligibility M 3:00–5:50 Crowther