Monthly Archives: June 2016

A Message from the President

  Happy 2016 Summer to the OFLA members and friends. In this last article as the president of the Ohio Foreign Language Association, I want to take a moment to share highlights from what your OFLA Board and other groups … Continue reading

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Stepping Up: Taking a leadership role in YOUR professional organization

Beth Hanlon, OFLA Executive Vice-President Spanish Teacher, Oberlin High School   I think back to the beginning years of my teaching career. Back to when surviving the daily struggles of lesson planning and classroom management were the top priorities. As … Continue reading

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Core Practice #3 of World Language Teaching

Lucas Hoffman, Sylvania Southview HS, OFLA President-elect This is part three in a series of articles about the nationally developed core practices of world language teaching. In the fall article, I wrote about the ACTFL position statement on 90% target … Continue reading

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Scholarships

Teri Wiechart OFLA Scholarship Committee Chair OFLA President 2013-2014 Comprehensible Input Based Teaching–Trainer and Coach It’s time to start planning for the next year’s OFLA CONFERENCE, March 30-April 1, 2017. Deadline for all applications is November 30, 2016. College and … Continue reading

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The power of reflection

  As this school year closes, reflection is a powerful tool for combating the “could’ves” and “should’ves” that so often plague educators. Combat this by using the following questions as a guide to help you feel accomplished: What professional and … Continue reading

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CSCTFL/OFLA 2016: Inspiring new beginnings

by Angela Gardner Ross High School After attending the Central States Conference on the Teaching of Foreign Languages in conjunction with OFLA, I was exhausted, overwhelmed, delighted, excited, inspired, and proud of my home state all at the same time. … Continue reading

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OFLA ListServ: A Valuable Resource

by Angela N. Gardner Spanish Teacher Ross High School For members that are not already subscribed to the OFLA ListServ, it is an emailing list that serves language teachers at all levels throughout Ohio. Through the ListServ, many items are … Continue reading

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The use of short films in the foreign language

Eugenia Charoni, Assistant Professor of Spanish and French, Coordinator of Language and Culture Program, Antioch College The use of short films in the foreign language instruction (“cortometrajes” in Spanish and “court-métrage” in French). Over the years I have been trying … Continue reading

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A Message from the OFLA Technology Chair

Dr. Bryan R. Drost, Firelands Local Schools, OFLA Technology Integration Chair   Perhaps there is no more trying time for teachers than the last three-to-four weeks of the school year: hopes are high for the start of summer vacation on … Continue reading

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