Thursday “Brown Bag” Lecture Series

All remaining Thursday talks will be over Zoom from 12:00 to 1:15 pm. https://zoom.us/j/586654822 Meeting ID: 586-654-822 April 30 Contextualizing Chinese Language Learning in a Panda Reserve Virtual RealityPresenters: Jin Dong, Shuai Tang, Jia Yang, Michaela Nuesser Bizhuwangshang (On Blue Bamboo Hills) is a computerized virtual village we are designing to give learners the opportunity to …

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SLS 2019 Faculty and Student Conference Presentations

93rd Annual Meeting of the Linguistic Society of America (Jan 3rd – 6th; New York, USA) Fred Zenker Testing for adjunct island effects using topic structures in L1 Chinese and L1/L2 English Fulbright Spain Mid-year Conference (Feb 7th; Valencia, Spain) Kristin Rock Writing in the Digital World Hawai’i TESOL Conference 2019 (Feb 16th; Laie, O’ahu) …

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SLS Newsletters

The Second Language Studies Student Association (SLSSA) puts together an outstanding newsletter for the department – see the latest issues below. Click on the links to read the latest news from SLSSA! SLS Newsletter #5: Spring 2019 SLSSA Newsletter #4: Fall 2018 SLSSA Newsletter #3: Spring 2018 SLSSA Newsletter #2: Spring 2017 SLSSA Newsletter #1: …

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Congratulations to Chau Truong!

Congratulations to Chau Truong (SLS MA Summer 2020 graduate) on receiving the Harry Whitten Prize for Scholarly Excellence for her Scholarly Paper titled “EFL Writing Teacher Education and Development in Vietnam.”

Spring 2020 Virtual Graduation Cooler

sls graduation cooler

On May 15, 2020, the Second Language Studies Student Association (SLSSA) hosted a virtual Graduation Cooler recognizing the Spring and Summer 2020 MA, AGC, and PhD graduates. Here is the list of the Spring 2020 graduates: MA – Jarrid Baldwin – Kiyoko Newsham – Leeseul Park – Moe Steinmueller – Mie Watanabe Tobias – Tian …

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Congratulations, SLS Graduates!

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the cancellation of the traditional Commencement Exercises, we’ve put this slideshow together to celebrate our SLS BA, MA, and Ph.D. graduates. Congratulations!! Messages from our graduates: Precious Arao (MA): I am so happy to be part of the SLS ohana! Thank you for those who shared their knowledge and …

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Mental Health Resources for students during COVID-19

Counseling services At UH Mānoa – Counseling & Student Development Center (CSDC) – http://www.manoa.hawaii.edu/counseling/ (though in‐person hours are now limited). In the community – various providers listed on Mental Health America of Hawaii’s “Finding Help” directory – http://mentalhealthhawaii.org/wp‐content/uploads/Updated‐2018‐Finding‐Help‐Directory.pdf. Community 24/7 services Crisis Text Line – text ALOHA to 741‐741 National Suicide Prevention Lifeline – 1‐800‐273‐TALK …

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Remembering Dr. Bob Gibson and Dr. Chas Mason

Dr. Bob Gibson passed on February 28, 2020. He was a faculty member in our department, served as HELP Director, then went on to be the Dean of the College of Continuing Education and Community Service (CCECS). When CCECS joined with Summer Sessions to become Outreach College, Dr. Gibson returned to our department as a …

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Call for Brown Bag presentations

Aloha SLS Ohana, Please consider sharing your in-progress or completed research with the SLS community! Note that Brown Bag presentations can be used to practice your conference presentations. So, if you are presenting at SLRF, AAAL, or another conference this semester, please consider giving your presentation a trial run in front of a supportive audience! …

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Global Teaching Institute (GTI) at Tokyo International University Information and Recruitment Session

Information and recruitment session scheduled for Thursday, February 13, 2020 from 2:00 to 4:00 pm at Moore 551 (SLS Conference Room) For more information about the GTI and its programs, see the following links: GTI Official Website: https://tiugti.com/ GTI Introduction video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F3T8Rk2ICzo English Plaza video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F4cGkpUi96w E-Track Program video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cWhJsRkLTIo

SLS PhD students Bethany Schwartz and Fred Zenker awarded Language Learning Dissertation Grant

Bethany Schwartz and Fred Zenker, both PhD students in SLS, have been awarded the Language Learning Dissertation Grant. Bethany will use her $2,000 grant for data collection in Wai‘anae for her dissertation entitled “Patterns and Effects of Style-Shifting in Pidgin (Hawai‘i Creole) Speaking Children”, while Fred will use his $2,000 grant for summer data collection …

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Presentation by visiting Sookmyung Women’s University students

English Code-switching in Korean Society: Reflection of TESL This presentation is about code-switching between Korean and English in Korean society. This will be specified by data collected and analyzed by Sookmyung TESL major students. The main point that emerges is the contradictory perceptions and practices of Koreans toward code-switching. Koreans tend to use English frequently …

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Education First (EF) Honolulu ESL Teacher Recruitment Session