The faculty in SLS at UH is composed of some of the field’s best-known scholars. The Department of Second Language Studies and the two other graduate programs it administers (the MA in ESL and the PhD in SLS) are recognized internationally as at the forefront of the field. See the list of faculty below for an indication of the Graduate Faculty in SLS and their areas of expertise.
The University of Hawai‘i enjoys an extensive graduate library collection of books, journals, and information access to research in second languages and applied linguistics.
The UH also houses the first and most successful of several U.S. government-funded foreign language resource centers, the National Foreign Language Resource Center, which conducts research, training, and materials development in many foreign languages.
Additionally, the strength of the UH in language teaching and research on especially Asian and Pacific languages is widely recognized.