Thursday “Brown Bag” Lecture Series

Location: TBD
Time:  Noon–1:15 p.m.


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 takes to complete their degrees in a timely manner.
2. The relationship between language teaching and research
New students sometimes struggle to see connections between their interest in classroom teaching and research projects that they design and analyze in their courses; we will explore this and look at examples of research that are connected to teaching, as well as research on other topics in SLS that are not directly linked to classrooms.
3. Resources for academic and personal support
We will discuss the resources on campus that offer academic support (such as The Writing Center) as well as offices that offer counseling and other forms of support to students.



The SLS Thursday “Brown Bag” Lecture Series is organized by the Department of Second Language Studies for enhancing students’ academic experience and professional future. Archived presentation descriptions can be found at the following links: Spring 2019Fall 2018Spring 2018; Fall 2017Spring 2017Fall 2016Spring 2016Fall 2015; Spring 2015; Fall 2014.

We are now accepting proposals for presentations for the 2019–2020 academic year. Please contact Dr. Dongping Zheng (zengd@hawaii.edu), Associate Professor in SLS.