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Priscilla Faucette


Assistant Specialist & Director
English Language Institute (ELI)

Priscilla Faucette has been involved in international education as a student or educator for approximately 30 years. She grew up in Georgia, lived in France and Japan, and has traveled extensively. Priscilla holds an MA in ESL (now known as Second Language Studies) and a Graduate Certificate in Conflict Resolution, both from UH Mānoa.

Priscilla is an Assistant Specialist and currently serves as the Director of the English Language Institute (ELI), Department of Second Language Studies, which offers academic English language instruction for second language learners matriculated at UHM. She has also served as an instructor and academic advisor in the undergraduate program in SLS and was co-recipient of the Pakela award for excellence in academic advising in AY 2019–2020.

Priscilla specializes in teaching advanced-level English for very specific purposes. She has taught customized English language courses to Executive MBA students in Vietnam, Architecture doctoral students in China, international scientists and real-estate professionals in Hawaiʻi, and delivered face-to-face and online teacher-training courses for English teachers from Korea. Priscilla’s areas of professional interest include applications from other fields (e.g., conflict resolution and organizational behavior) to language education, language program administration/management, English for Specific Purposes and teacher development.