It is with deep sadness that we share with you that Dr. Richard Schmidt, Professor Emeritus in Second Language Studies, passed away on March 15, 2017. Rest in peace, Dr. Schmidt. We all miss you very much.

We express our sincere condolences to his family.

The NFLRC, SLS Department, and the College of LLL will be having a Memorial for Dr. Schmidt on Wednesday (4/12), 4:00–5:00 p.m., at the Center for Korean Studies Auditorium on the UH-Mānoa campus. We will have a few speakers share their warm remembrances of Dick and offer some opportunity for others to share as well. The memorial will be followed with light refreshments. Please join us if you’d like to attend.


The Department of Second Language Studies

Most speakers worldwide speak more than one language. Second Language Studies investigates how people use, learn or lose another language, be it a second, third, heritage, or foreign language, or a pidgin or creole. Second Language Studies is the study of multilingualism in all of its diversity.
The Department of Second Language Studies at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa is an internationally leading institution in its field. SLS faculty and students examine second language use and learning from educational, linguistic, psychological, sociological, and anthropological perspectives. Faculty expertise in a wide range of research approaches and practice domains offers students exceptional opportunities to pursue their career goals as language professionals and researchers worldwide.