Monthly Archives: June 2014

Response to the OFLA 2014 Distinguished Career Award

Susan Colville-Hall, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus, The University of Akron I am most humbled by the recognition given to me by such a prestigious group of individuals, teachers and educators, my colleagues and friends, my peers.  Thank you OFLA Board and … Continue reading

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Resources for Supporting Diverse Foreign Language Learners

Konyndky’s Foreign Languages for Everyone  Donna Villareal, Ashland University Last winter, Leah Darkes, a member of the OFLA listserv associated with Cleveland State University wrote to the group: “I’ve spoken to a few people about the value of foreign language learning … Continue reading

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Ohio Classical Conference, Cleveland OH, October 3-4, 2014

Call for Papers for the Annual Meeting of the OCC Robert T. White, Shaker Heights High School, OCC President The OCC is pleased to issue a call for papers dealing with any and all aspects of the Classical World, especially … Continue reading

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Ohio Foreign Language Initiative

Reprinted with permission of the Ohio Board of Regents from the Spring/April 2014 issue of News from the Ohio Articulation and Transfer Network Submitted by Debbie Robinson Four new Transfer Assurance Guides (TAGs) in foreign language containing 24 Ohio Articulation Numbers … Continue reading

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Medina High School Students Win Chinese Competition

The 2nd Annual Ohio K-12 Chinese Essay and Speech Competition Shasha Gibbs, Chinese Teacher, Medina High School On Sunday, April 27, two students from Medina Senior High School placed in the Second Annual Ohio K-12 Chinese Essay and Speech Competition. … Continue reading

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Bringing Lessons to Life with Guest Speakers and Authentic Resources

María Postigo María Postigo is a native speaker from Spain. She teaches Spanish III/Hnrs & IV and is the Spanish Club Advisor at Canal Winchester HS. She is on the OFLA Secondary Language Learning Committee. She is also working on … Continue reading

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Making Connections

Learning Language through Culture and Becoming International-Minded Abhijeet Singh, St. Edward High School Class of 2015 During the 2013-2014 school year, I entered IB Spanish SL as a high school junior with two years of prior Spanish classes under my … Continue reading

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Best of Ohio

Congratulations to Ohio’s All Stars! Teri Wiechart, President It is my great pleasure to announce that Christy Miller of Perry High School in Massillon was chosen as BEST OF OHIO for her session called Music in the French Classroom. She … Continue reading

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Argumentative Writing for Foreign Language Teachers

Martha Casteñada, Executive Vice-President, Miami University In the current political landscape, teacher candidates, junior teachers, and experienced teachers must demonstrate knowledge, skills, and dispositions.  One can argue the validity of these measures, but the reality is that all constituents need … Continue reading

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