Hawai'i TESOL


Spring 2018 Conference


Here is the information from the last conference. A call for participation will come out in the Fall for our next one.

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Saturday, February 18, 2017

8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

University of Hawai'i at Hilo

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

Conference Schedule PDF

"Multilingualism and ESL"

One of the four core values of International TESOL is the "respect for diversity, multilingualism, multiculturalism, and individuals’ language rights."   (http://www.tesol.org/about-tesol/association-governance/mission-and-values) As members of TESOL, we support the preservation and revitalization of endangered languages, and work toward understanding the vital connections between language and culture.

Our theme of the 2017 conference is "Multilingualism & ESL" which lends itself to discussions of identity, how people can balance living within and being of multiple cultures, how we encourage the respect and value of both multilingualism and multiculturalism here in Hawaii, as well as endless other topics.

We are pleased to host Dr. William "Pila" H. Wilson and Kauanoe Kamanā as our plenary session speakersDr. Kauanoe Kamanā and Dr. William H. Wilson (Pila) have been at the forefront of the Hawaiian language revitalization movement since moving to Hilo in the late 1970s.  Faculty of what is now Ka Haka ʻUla O Keʻelikōlani College of Hawaiian Language of the University of Hawaiʻi they are directly involved in Hawaiian medium P-20 research, teaching and administration.  Kauanoe is director of the College's P-12 laboratory school program also president of the ʻAha Pūnana Leo founded in 1983 to reestablish Hawaiian medium education beginning with preschools.  She and Pila raised and educated their two children at home totally through Hawaiian and educated them from preschool through to high school graduation at the Colleges model P-12 site Nāwahīokalaniʻōpuʻu (Nāwahī.)  Kauanoe's primary focus is in the development of distinctive contemporary Hawaiian schooling operations. Pila is keenly interested in legal structures and frameworks for language revitalization.  He has written the proposal for every program of the College through to the Ph.D.  He has also been a key drafter of wording for state and federal legislation including the 1990 Native American Languages Act.  Pila has used his background in linguistics to develop programs at Nāwahī involving Hawaiian syllabic reading in both Roman and East Asian orthographies, and initiatives to teach Latin at there.  Together with Kauanoe he is the author of the Nā Kai ʻEwalu text and pepeke grammar scheme used to teach Hawaiian at Ka Haka ʻUla O Keʻelikōlani.

Dr. Kauanoe Kamanā and Dr. William H. Wilson (Pila) and Family

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