Monthly Archives: September 2012

Early Language Learning

My Wish for You Judy McCombs, Early Language Learning Committee Chair I’ve put away my summer tote. In it I have suntan lotion, the pool pass, lip balm, an extra ponytail grip, and the “free refills all summer” cup that was … Continue reading

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College, Teacher Education & Licensure

It Takes a Village: A Team Approach to Developing Teacher Candidates’ Language Proficiency Martha Castañeda The Ohio New Standards for K-12 World Languages (2012) and the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Language (ACTFL) Standards for Foreign Language Learning … Continue reading

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OFLA Scholarships for 2013 Jody Ballah, OFLA Scholarship Chair It is time to begin gathering materials together to apply for one of the OFLA sponsored scholarships for the coming year.  With the conference date earlier this year, we have moved … Continue reading

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Technology Integration

OFLA Technology & World Languages Committee  Theresa Minick, Chair  A new school year! The OFLA Technology & World Languages Committee has already begun to organize itself.  We are using a Google Doc to identify various technologies that we plan to … Continue reading

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Giving Learning a Reason

Projects and Activities that Make Learning Chinese Relevant to Students Shasha Gibbs, Chinese Teacher, Medina High School When I was teaching English in China, I never had to tell students why they had to learn certain things.  Because of the … Continue reading

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Advocacy Tips and Reminders, including Conference Information Sarah Shackelford, Advocacy Chair Dear Colleagues, With everyone now back in school and beginning to set the tone for the year to come, it is time to remember that the best advocacy starts … Continue reading

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In Memory of Dr. John Purcell

In Memory of Dr. John Purcell November 25, 1932 – June 15, 2012 Lee F Wilberschied (Dr. Lee), Ph.D., Associate Professor of Modern Languages, Cleveland State University Dr. John Purcell, a charter member and former OFLA President (1988-1989), died after an … Continue reading

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Announcement from OATJ (Ohio Association of Teachers of Japanese) Hiroaki Kawamura OATJ had a four-day OPI Assessment workshop at The Ohio State University on August 9-12. 

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AATG News:  Ohio AATG 2012 Fall Conference and Meeting Deborah Page, AATG Representative The Ohio chapter of the AATG will be holding its annual conference and meeting this year on Friday, November 2 and Saturday, November 3, 2012.  This year, … Continue reading

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ODE Around the State

Around the State, September 2012 Ryan Wertz and Paula Sondej, ODE World Language Consultants  As the 2012-2013 academic year gets underway, we would like to take this opportunity to remind everyone how much we at the ODE value the work that … Continue reading

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