University of Hawaii at Manoa

Second Language Studies

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The goal of the program is to promote significant master and doctoral-level research into major areas of SLA-analysis, learning, use, and pedagogy. We need to know more about how second languages are learned, how they should be taught, and what psychological and sociological factors influence their acquisition. We need a better understanding of language styles, dialect variation, and a host of other areas. Knowledge in this field has a significant impact on such matters as proficiency assessment, program organization, teaching methodologies, legal and social policy issues concerning language, and our understanding of the nature of language.

For more information on how to apply for the WRGP resident tuition rate for this program, please contact:

Christina Higgins, Professor and Graduate Chair
Dept. of Second Language Studies
University of Hawaii at Manoa
1890 East-West Road, Moore 570
Honolulu, HI 96822
(808) 956-8610

Degrees Available