OPI Certification

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From 2005 to 2009, The American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) OPI/ILR Workshops were held in the Center for Language & Technology then known as the Language Learning Center. Training was done for speakers of the following languages: Chinese (Mandarin), Korean, Tagalog, Ilokano, Cebuano, Thai, Lao, Khmer, Vietnamese, Kurdish-Sorani, Persian Farsi, Arabic, Samoan, Slovak, Marshallese.   In addition workshops for two other projects, Diagnostics Helps and CCT, were held involving the following languages: Persian Farsi, Arabic, Korean, Chinese, Chavacano, Tausug and Cebuano. Several participants were involved in both the OPI training and the Diagnostics Helps and CCT projects. Participants included UH Faculty, local residents and people flown in from outside Hawaii by ACTFL. Terry Ramos also invited the ACTFL trainer, Robert Vicars, to come and lead an OPI training workshop for Tagalog teachers independent of these ACTFL workshops.

The following UH faculty and local residents received training for their respective languages:

Eva Lindstrom
Patria Ramos

Cyndy Ning
Song Jiang
Haidan Wang

Chhany Sak-Humphry

Sumi Chang
Sang Yee Cheon
Hye Ri Joo

Kurdish-Sorani, Persian Farsi
Steve Tataii

Malichanh Svengsouk
Sinlapakone Kahmvongsa
Khamtoun Porter

Alfred Capelle collaborated with Byron Bender on the textbook, Spoken Marshallese, and recorded the accompanying audio recordings. Co-author of Marshallese-English Dictionary

John Mayer
Faafetai Lesa

Teresita Ramos (retired)
Ruth Mabanglo (retired)
Imelda Gasmen
Maria Sheila Zamar
Eva Lindstrom
Patria Ramos

Chintana Takahashi
Khamtoun Porter

Le Minh-Hang
Hanh Thi Nguyen
Mai-Han Nguyen