Teaching in Thailand: The SLS Graduate Practicum

Written by Betsy Gilliland, PhD (SLS Associate Professor) The teaching practicum is a common feature of language teacher education programs, and the Department of Second Language Studies has been a leader in running practicums and conducting research on them for a long time (see Richards & Crookes, 1988, for an early perspective on the TESOL …

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[Event] Moʻolelo of Mānoa: A Campus Huakaʻi (tour)

To be held every second Friday of the month starting January 2020 (tent.) 9-10:30 am Meeting point: Kamakakūokalani Building, next to the library and Rainbow Shuttle stop (Hawaiian Studies)Alakaʻi (tour guides): Punihei Lipe and Christina Higgins Please join us on this huakaʻi (tour), where we orient ourselves to UHM through a Hawaiian lens. The tour invites faculty, students, staff, and community to learn about …

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[Event] Dr. Betsy Gilliland: Russian Department Talk Story on Nov 6

Join the Russian Department this week Wednesday, November 6, 3:30p, in Moore 252, to hear Dr. Betsy Gilliland of the SLS Department speak about her own experiences studying Russian abroad and how you can study Russian outside Russia too! This is an excellent opportunity for students who are interested in studying abroad and furthering their …

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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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Archive Fall 2019 Brown Bags

August 29 Starting off on the Right Foot: Advising Session for New MA Students Presenter: Christina Higgins, Professor & Graduate Chair, Second Language Studies, UH-Mānoa 1. Navigating your MA progress We will examine the MA advising form together and talk about optional tracks, core courses, seminar courses, and electives. Students will better understand what it …

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SLS BAMA Student Victoria Lee Presents at Spring 2019 Undergraduate Showcase

Victoria Lee presenting at Spring 2019 Undergraduate Showcase at East-West Center Victoria Lee, a student in the BAMA pathway program in SLS, presented her research in the Spring 2019 Undergraduate Showcase (Undergraduate Research and Creative Work) on May 3, 2019 at the East-West Center.   Victoria’s presentation, “Tracking Potential Attrition in a Child SecondLanguage Learner’s Phonological …

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SLS PhD Graduate Hyunwoo Kim accepts position at Yonsei University

Congratulations to PhD graduate Hyunwoo Kim, who has accepted a tenure-track position in the Department of English Language and Literature at Yonsei University, Korea! Dr. Hyunwoo Kim Hyunwoo Kim completed his dissertation on “Cross-linguistic activation in Korean L2 learners’ processing of remention bias in English” in December 2018 under the supervision of Prof. Theres Grüter.

Possibly Coming Soon!

The SLS BA Committe is currently investigating the possibility of adding the following two minors to our undergraduate program. ============================================================== Minor in Language Teaching The Minor in Language Teaching would provide instruction in fundamental concepts related to second language learning and teaching. It would consist of 18 credits in total: 9 credits of core courses …

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