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OFLA Teacher of the Year: Deadline Approaching

DEADLINE APPROACHING FOR THE OFLA TEACHER OF THE YEAR APPLICATIONS Cheryl Johnson, OFLA President-Elect Instructional Technologist for the Dept. of Modern Languages, Denison University The February 21st deadline, extended from February 15th, for submitting your portfolio items for consideration as … Continue reading

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Interpreting Authentic Resources

A Core Practice of World Language Teaching Lucas Hoffman, OFLA Treasurer Sylvania Southview High School This is the fifth article in a series about the nationally developed core practices of world language teaching.  Are you new to the Core Practices? … Continue reading

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Membership

THE TOP FIVE REASONS TO JOIN OFLA Teri Wiechart, OFLA Membership Chair Delphos Jefferson High School (Retired) Use your voice. Our profession takes hits from all angles, not the least of which is the talk of replacing it with computer … Continue reading

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Using Literature Circles in World Language Classes

Learning something new to teach comprehension-based readers Beth Hanlon, OFLA Executive Recorder and Editor of The Cardinal Spanish Teacher, Oberlin High School Last year, my district’s Spanish department moved to teaching with comprehensible input.  Our curriculum is primarily based on … Continue reading

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Advocacy

WHAT’S YOUR “ASK”?   Angela Gardner, OFLA Public Relations and Advocacy Chair Spanish Teacher, Ross High School Just as every lesson has one or more objectives to guide it, conversations and written correspondence with our representatives have objectives, often referred to … Continue reading

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Beginning Teachers

SPOTLIGHT ON NEW TEACHERS: MEGAN HELGESON “No matter what accomplishments you achieve, somebody helped you.” ― Althea Gibson Shelly McAlister, Marlington Local Schools The OFLA Beginning Teacher Committee is working hard to connect with new teachers and to support them … Continue reading

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Early Language Learning

TEACHING INTERCULTURAL AWARENESS A global approach to global languages  Samantha Bremner, OFLA Early Language Learning Chair, Zid Zid Our students have more access than ever to the world. From pictures of national monuments to what a popular social media influencer … Continue reading

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