Congratulations to Stephen L. Tschudi on his retirement!

    Specialist in Technology for Language Education
    Center for Language & Technology,
    Language Flagship Technology Innovation Center,
    National Foreign Language Resource Center

    It is with bittersweet emotions that we announce the retirement of Stephen L. Tschudi from the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, effective August 2022. 

    Stephen has been an esteemed faculty member at the University for 30 years. Prior to his role as Specialist in Technology for Language Education at the Center for Language & Technology (CLT), he taught Chinese language at the University of Hawaiʻi and served as a translator and editor for the Chinese Literature Press in Beijing. He is a past recipient of an Excellence in Teaching Award from the Hawaiʻi Association of Language Teachers (HALT) and past board member of the Chinese Language Teachers Association and HALT.

    Stephen has designed and delivered teacher development courses and workshops focusing on effective strategies for teaching languages on interactive television and on various aspects of online teaching and learning. He has also designed numerous online courses in Chinese language, some of them custom-designed for non native-speaking teachers of Chinese. Recently, Stephen has made significant contributions to two national programs, particularly in relation to intercultural communication and project-based language learning: the National Foreign Language Resource Center, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education, and the Language Flagship Technology Innovation Center, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Defense.

    His collaboration with the NFLRC in particular has spanned three decades, and he has had an indelible impact on our Chinese language teaching resources and publications, our professional learning offerings, and more.

    Stephen will be greatly missed by colleagues and students alike. His innovative style and impactful instruction and research have been an inspiration to us all.