Thursday “Brown Bag”: Dr. Patricia Duff

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November 5, 2015

12:00–1:15 p.m.

Researching Chinese as a Global Language: Trends, Issues, and Opportunities

Patricia A. Duff, Professor
Language and Literacy Education, University of British Columbia

Photo Credit: “Creative Commons Chinesische Mauer” by Bernd Thaller is licensed under CC BY-NC 2.0

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SLS EFL Practicum at Ubon Rachatani University, Thailand – Summer 2016

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Since 2007, SLS students in the MA and PhD programs have taken SLS 690 EFL Practicum at Ubon Rachatani University, Thailand, during June and July. They taught intensive EFL courses to Thai students and gained valuable experience in learning to teach. At the end of the project, one MA student wrote, “This practicum has been …

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Inviting Applications to the PhD Program in Second Language Studies

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Congratulations to Priscilla Faucette and Christina Higgins!

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Congratulations to Ms. Priscilla Chen Faucette, Associate Director of the English Language Institute & SLS Undergraduate Advisor, for her promotion to Assistant Specialist. Congratulations to Dr. Christina Higgins for her promotion to Professor and 10 years of service at the University of Hawai’i at Mānoa. Both Ms. Chen Faucette and Dr. Higgins (pictured here with Ms. …

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Second Chuo-UHM Student Conference on Linguistics, Psycholinguistics, and Second Language Acquisition

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Held at University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa

Moore Hall 258 & 119

14:00-15:20 Plenary Lecture — Moore 258
Professor Kazue Kanno

15:30-16:50 Poster session — Moore 119
Posters presented by Chuo and UHM students

17:00-18:30 Reception
Networking, with snacks and drinks

We hope many SLSers can come for some or all of the conference! See you there!

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ARCHIVE Fall 2015 Brown Bags

August 27: Job Hunting During and After Your Studies Presenters: Ray Allen, ISS Advisor; Priscilla Faucette, ELI Associate Director & SLS Undergraduate Advisor; and Emily Lee, SLS Program Specialist & Employment Officer, UHM What are the employment opportunities within SLS and outside of the department? What are the visa requirements for on- and off-campus work …

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Susan Proctor and Jonathan Hull Continue Generous Support of SLS Graduate Students

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The ‘Oihana Maika’i Endowment was established with a very generous gift made by SLS alumni Ms. Susan Proctor and Dr. Jonathan Hull in 2002.

Earlier this summer, in May 2015, Dr. Hull and Ms. Proctor made yet another generous donation in celebration of the launching of the digital publication of the ESL textbook series Interchange and New Interchange. Their combined $40,000 gift will provide the Department of Second Language Studies with more than $6,500 annually to support SLS students’ professional development.

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Multilingual Education Book Presentation

Dr. Christina Higgins presented with Dr. Eva Ponte of the UHM College of Education on their new book, Enriching Practice in Linguistically and Culturally Diverse Classrooms: A Guide for Teachers and Teacher Educators. Caslon Publishers ( On June 5, 2015, in the Library of Waikiki Elementary School, Dr. Ponte and Dr. Higgins shared some of …

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Dissertation Defense


PhD in Second Language Studies Dissertation Defense

Hanbyul Jung

Evaluation of a professional development program for Korean EFL teachers in focus group interaction

Chair: Gabriele Kasper

Wednesday, 13 May, 2:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m.
Moore Hall, Room 258

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Dissertation Defense


PhD in Second Language Studies Dissertation Defense

Minyoung Cho

The effects of task design features and learner variables on task performance and task experience

Chair: Richard Schmidt

Monday, 18 May, 12:00 p.m.–2:00 p.m.
Moore Hall, Room 155A

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