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T. Richard Chi, who served as Chief Reader for the AP Chinese Language and Culture Exam and on the AP Chinese Test Development Committee until 2016, is Professor Emeritus of Chinese language and linguistics in the Department of World Languages and Cultures at the University of Utah. He has written various professional development materials for AP Chinese teachers and has taught AP Chinese workshops and summer institutes in the U.S. and abroad since 2006. He has also served as a College Board consultant for AP Chinese since 2006. His research areas include second language acquisition, applied linguistics, curriculum and assessment design, language learning strategies, and teaching Chinese as a second language. He served as Department Chair from 1998 to 2004. He was also Director of the Chinese School at Middlebury College from 1993 to 2002. As an ACTFL-certified Mandarin oral proficiency tester and tester trainer, he has conducted numerous workshops on the OPI, proficiency-based language instruction and assessment in the U.S. and abroad. He has participated in or chaired various research and 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, the Center for Applied Second Language Studies at the University of Oregon, and the College Board.
Education: Richard received his BA in English literature at Soochow University in Taiwan. He received his MA and Ph.D in linguistics from UCLA.