Monthly Archives: June 2014

AATF

AATF Ohio News    AATF-Ohio Lucas Hoffman, AATF-Ohio Vice President I would like to thank Pascale Abadie for her service as AATF-Ohio President and Vice-President.  Her enthusiasm and fun nature have made AATF a lot of fun these past couple … Continue reading

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A Teacher Candidate’s Experience of the 2014 OFLA Conference

Yuanrui Beltowski, University of Akron  A Great Gathering for Ohio Foreign Language Teachers My name is Yuanrui Beltowski and I am a graduate student currently studying to receive my Chinese Teaching License at the University of Akron. I received my … Continue reading

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A Cultural Lesson Learned the Hard Way

Carol Eiber, OFLA President 2011-2012, Stow-Munroe Falls HS, Retired There’s so much to teach about cultures and their practices; we can’t cover everything, so how does one prioritize?  When I was working in Mexico recently one situation reminded of the … Continue reading

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Teacher Education & Licensure

A Grant to Develop a Nationwide Licensure and Certification Guide Gaby Semaan, University of Toledo/Assistant Professor, Director of Middle East Studies and Coordinator of Arabic Program, Licensure Committee Chair Nationwide, new foreign language teachers many times find themselves lost when it … Continue reading

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Technology Integration

OFLA Technology & World Languages Committee  Theresa Minick, Technology Integration Chair  Thanks to everyone who registered for the Thursday afternoon workshop, Changin’ Technologies for Changin’ Times, at the OFLA Conference in Columbus! I know that all of us – Rebecca Bias, Bryan … Continue reading

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Secondary Language Learning

In the Good ‘ole Summer Time! Debbie McCorkle, Unioto High School Chair, Secondary Language Learning Committee Summer! For World Language teachers this season brings reflection, revamping and rejuvenation.  During the summer there is time to reflect upon World Language curriculum. … Continue reading

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Beginning Teachers

My Reflections on the Past Few Years Lucas Hoffman, Beginning Teachers Committee Chair Serving as the Beginning Teachers committee chair has been a great privilege of mine.  I will echo what many other colleagues will say in that it has … Continue reading

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Early Language Learning

Cheers to Happy Endings! Judy McCombs, Columbus Spanish Immersion Academy, Early Language Learning Chair The 2013-2014 school year has come to its end.  We made it through a tough year of SLOs, TBTs, BLTs and OTES!  So much was new … Continue reading

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TESOL

TESOL CONFERENCE set for November Two Plenary Speakers Featured Lillian Acker, TESOL Liaison, Ashland University Mark your calendars! The TESOL Academy 2014 is being held at The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio June 20-21, 2014. The Ohio TESOL Conference … Continue reading

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ODE Around the State

Introducing Ohio’s Model Curriculum for K-12 World Languages Ryan Wertz, Kathy Shelton and Paula Sondej, World Language Consultants, Ohio Department of Education By the time this issue of The Cardinal goes to press, the State Board of Education (hopefully) will have approved our … Continue reading

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