Nominations for the 2013/15 New Board of Directors is officially open!

CLTA-WA invites qualified individuals to apply for consideration to serve on the Board of Directors. If you are interested in nominating yourself or someone else for the board, please send a brief biography either in English or Chinese to

(CLTA-WA Board Position and Duties)

Nomination opens on April 4, 2013, closes on April 12, 2013. Four board seats are open for nomination.

Please note that CLTA-WA board members need to

  • be a CLTA-WA member in good standing as of April 6, 2013
  • possess necessary qualities and skills and be willing to perform the duties as described in the attached document
  • serve a two-year term from 6/1/2013 to 5/31/2015 (board member may excuse him/herself from the position if situations prevent him/her from serving out the full 2-year term)



Review of applications will be completed by April 14, 2013.  At this time, a list of best qualified candidates of a board selected number will be put forth for the whole membership to vote and elect a final list of new Board members on April 25, 2013. New board members will start their term of service on June 1, 2013 after the AGM.


Meet Our Presenter for 2013 Spring Workshop

About Dr. T. Richard Chi:

T. Richard Chi is Professor of Chinese linguistics in the Department of Languages and Literature at the University of Utah. His research areas include second language acquisition, applied linguistics, curriculum and assessment design and teaching Chinese as a second language. He served as Department Chair from 1998 to 2004 and as Director of Chinese School at Middlebury College from 1993 to 2002.  He is an ACTFL-certified Mandarin oral proficiency tester and tester trainer and has conducted numerous OPI workshops in the U.S. and abroad.  He has participated in or chaired material development projects for ACTFL, Center for Applied Linguistics, US Department of Education, the Army Defense Language Institute, the National Foreign Language Center at the University of Maryland, Center for Applied Second Language Studies at the University of Oregon and the College Board.  He served on the Modern Language Association ADFL Executive Committee from 2000 to 2004.  As an AP Chinese consultant for the College Board, he has taught AP Chinese workshops and summer institutes in the U.S. and abroad since 2006. Currently, he serves as AP Chinese Chief Reader and on the AP Chinese Development Committee. Chi received his MA and Ph.D. in linguistics from UCLA.