Three Graduating Seniors Honored as Louis B. Sudler Prize Winners

Three graduating seniors were awarded this year’s Louis B. Sudler Prize, which recognizes outstanding achievement in the performing and creative arts, including fine arts, music, creative writing, theatre, and electronic/photographic arts. Presented each year by the College of Arts & Letters at Michigan State University, recipients of the Louis B. Sudler Prize must be members of the senior graduating class and demonstrate...

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College of Arts & Letters Graduates Receive Board of Trustees Awards for Perfect 4.0 GPAs

Nineteen College of Arts & Letters students who are graduating in Spring 2024 have earned Board of Trustees Awards for having maintained a perfect 4.0 grade point average during their undergraduate education, which is the highest scholastic average one can attain at the end of their undergraduate career at Michigan State University.

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In the Spotlight: Kiyo Suga Explores the Roles of Output Practice in L2 Classrooms Using Eye-Tracking

Kiyotaka Suga is a fifth-year Ph.D. candidate in the Second Language Studies (SLS). His dissertation study is “The roles of output-induced noticing in adult L2 acquisition: A process- and product-oriented study through eye-tracking”. In this study, he uses eye-tracking and stimulated recalls to examine how engaging in L2 output practice can push adult L2 learners to pay more attention to grammar features that they are learning and then eventually facilitate their grammar learning.

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In the Spotlight: Adam Pfau and Research on Data-Driven Learning Modules

Adam Pfau is a fourth-year Ph.D. candidate in the Second Language Studies (SLS) program. His dissertation examines how and to what extent direct (i.e., hands-on corpus use) or indirect (i.e., hands-off corpus materials) online data-driven learning modules can result in more appropriate hedging by Chinese English as a foreign language (EFL) writers in the context of academic English. This work involved developing and implementing two online courses, and a central focus of the study is on assessing the learners’ user experiences concerning any difficulties, challenges, or benefits they saw in engaging with the online course modules or the online language corpora.

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