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Hawaii TESOL members are invited to a special Lecture:

Applied Linguistics (AL)

Talk Online and Blended Instruction: The TESOL paradigm shift in the 3rd millennium, a Ukrainian experience 

Dr. Yaroslava Fedoriv, Ph.D., of the National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy 

June 27, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. 

HPU, Room MP 411 

(1188 Fort Street Mall)

In the 3rd millennium, the education paradigm is shifting from a teaching-focused to a competency focused model, with a corresponding shift in the teacher's role from teacher-dictator to teacher facilitator. The new model includes the use of online platforms which have a strong impact on the quality, quantity, and modality of teaching and learning. 

Learning Management Systems (LMS) have been adopted for use in many educational institutions, ranging from universities to continuing education programs. Although features vary, some LMS are free, easy to use, and self-upgrading. They also permit collaboration and ensure the privacy needed to keep coursework balanced and efficient. These features of LMS allow for innovative application of technology in online courses targeted at internally-displaced persons fleeing war-affected regions with the goal of equipping students with the knowledge and skills needed to find employment in their new places of residence. 

This talk explains how an LMS offers multiple options and opportunities for both instructors and students and shows how such a system is being used, first, in a higher education context and, secondly, in a continuing education program for displaced persons in Ukraine. 


AL (Applied Linguistics) Talks are hosted by the BA and MA TESOL* Programs at HPU. Anyone interested in languages, linguistics, or global education is welcome. 

Faculty are on hand following the talks to answer questions about how to add value to your degree with a minor, certificate, or degree in TESOL. *T.E.S.O.L. = Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages 

For more information, contact J Kirschenmann jkirschenmann@hpu.edu

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Our Hawai‘i  TESOL 2017 Language Experience - Learn Chinese was a nice success. It was held on Friday, May 12th on the UH Manoa Campus. Ms. Jing Zhou was awesome. She introduced a cozy group of around 15 participants to some fun facts about China and Chinese language essentials. This was followed by an interactive, fun beginning language lesson. All were filled by the lesson as well as by some delicious Chinese food from Happy Days restaurant, Kaimuki. Mahalo Ms. Jing Zhou and those who participated. 

Have a great summer. The Hawaii TESOL board will be busy planning for next year. Our next event will probably be the Fall Social when school starts up again.

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Read the 2017 May.pdf edition of our newsletter, "The Word" as you get ready for our Language Experience.

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Mahalo to all those who participated in our Hawai'i TESOL Conference 

Saturday, February 18, 2017

University of Hawai'i at Hilo

Hilo, Hawai'i (Big Island), Hawai'i

Prepare and look forward to another one next year.


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