Monthly Archives: January 2014

OCC

Ohio Classical Conference Update Annual Meeting Summary, Congratulations, and A Look Ahead K.C. Kless,  OCC Affiliate Latin Teacher, Indian Hill Middle School The Ohio Classical Conference’s annual meeting was held on Friday & Saturday, October 4th & 5th, on the … Continue reading

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ODE Around the State

Winter 2014 LinguaFolio®: It’s MUCH More Than Just a Set of Can-Do Statements Ryan Wertz, Kathy Shelton and Paula Sondej, World Language Consultants, Ohio Department of Education With the introduction of the new Ohio Teacher Evaluation System, or OTES, there … Continue reading

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OVFLA

Thirty Years of Collaboration Mary Jane Kelley, Co-director OVLFA The Ohio Valley Foreign Language Alliance celebrated its 30th anniversary at Ohio University in Athens on Saturday, November 2, 2013. The Alliance was established in 1983 with funding from a nation-wide … Continue reading

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TESOL

 TESOL Update Lillian Acker, TESOL Liaison The Annual Conference for Ohio TESOL took place November 14-16, 2013, at the Columbus Hilton Hotel and the Convention Center. For the first time, site visits were held on Thursday, and each one was … Continue reading

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Beginning Teachers

Beginning Teachers Committee News Lucas Hoffman, Sylvania Schools Beginning Teachers Committee OFLA Committee Work The OFLA Beginning Teachers Committee is looking to identify beginning teachers (teachers with one to five years teaching experience) across the state of Ohio.   To identify … Continue reading

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Early Language Learning

World Language Teachers’ New Year’s Resolution Judy McCombs, The Columbus Spanish Immersion Academy, Chair- Early Language Learning It’s 2014!  A new year!  Time to make “New Year” resolutions.   So many of us will resolve to lose weight, exercise more, save … Continue reading

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Scholarship

OFLA Scholarships for 2014 Jody Ballah, Assistant Professor of French, University of Cincinnati-Blue Ash OFLA Scholarship Chair As you begin the new school and calendar year, be sure you have the deadline marked to apply for one of the OFLA … Continue reading

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Second Language Learning

Resolutions It’s that time again! Debbie McCorkle, Unioto High School Chair, Secondary Language Learning Committee Your Secondary Language Learning Committee has two 2014 Resolutions for OFLA members.

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Teacher Education and Licensure

Video Production in FL Classroom: Why You Should Adopt and Produce Audiovisual Media Gaby Semaan, University of Toledo/Assistant Professor, Director of Middle East Studies and Coordinator of Arabic Program Since the introduction of handheld video cameras, recording home-made videos became … Continue reading

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2014 Central States Conference

Sarah Shackelford   Hope you are making plans to join us in St. Louis on March 20-22 for the 2014 Central States Conference on the Teaching of Foreign Languages. The Conference Preview is available at http://www.csctfl.org and includes more than 180 sessions … Continue reading

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