Monthly Archives: October 2015

How can we develop lessons based on migration in a World Language Classroom?

How can we develop lessons based on migration in a World Language Classroom? Jonathan Harris Spanish Teacher St. Gabriel Consolidated School, Cincinnati OH Editor for Print Publications and Executive Recorder, OFLA Earlier this summer, I attended a Summer Institute sponsored … Continue reading

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Self-Advocacy: An Essential 21st Century Skill!

Self-Advocacy: An Essential 21st Century Skill! Debbie Varga OFLA Public Relations and Advocacy Chair Spanish Teacher Revere High School Richfield, Ohio The beginning of a new school year is the perfect time to make sure your “tool kit” is equipped … Continue reading

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My Amazing Opportunity in Spain!

  Beth Hanlon, Spanish Teacher, Oberlin High School, OFLA Vice President Elect This past April, an email arrived from the OFLA listserv advertising a scholarship to study in Salamanca, Spain. I clicked on the link and found a very easy … Continue reading

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90% in the Target Language is Just Not Enough

By Angela Gardner, Spanish Teacher, Ross High School I am not sure, exactly, where it originated, but this idea of 90% in the TL has saturated nearly every professional publication, many professional development activities, and conversation amongst language professionals. I … Continue reading

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Fiesta of the Americas

Paulina Montaldo Ursuline High School Youngstown, Ohio   During the eight years I’ve been teaching Spanish in my area, I noticed a lack of events promoting and educating students on Latin American culture. With the help of my students , … Continue reading

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The Joy of Travel for Both Student and Teacher

Becky Shick French Teacher Delaware City Schools Chair, OFLA Secondary Language Learning Committee In today’s world of instant information via technology, the idea of travel, at least on the surface, appears to be less of a priority. However, the opportunity … Continue reading

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A B Ready: Isaiah’s Story

College and Career Preparedness By Robert Ballinger, Worthington Kilbourne High School (retired), OFLA Past-President 2000-2001 After having taught French in both public and private high schools for 34 years, I have been able to observe how successful students learn. Everything … Continue reading

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