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Around the State

Ryan Wertz and Kathy Shelton World Language Consultants, Ohio Department of Education February is World Language Advocacy Month Each year, throughout the month of February, ACTFL’s Lead with Languages campaign celebrates the achievements of students, parents, educators, and others who … Continue reading

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AATSP

AATSP UPDATES FOR WINTER 2021 Jonathan Harris, Ohio Buckeye AATSP PresidentSpanish Teacher, St. Gabriel Consolidated School, Cincinnati 2021 Chapter officers were selected:      Jonathan Harris, President     Alondra Pacheco, President-Elect and Treasurer     Liz Cobb-Owens, Communication Coordinator     Lindsay … Continue reading

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TESOL

CCS WORLD LANGUAGE MIDDLE SCHOOL Derek Braun, TESOL/OFLA Liaison Columbus City Schools, EL Science Teacher “One School. One Mission. One Vision. One Movement.”  Columbus City Schools World Language Middle School (WLMS), a school dedicated to providing a Spanish / French … Continue reading

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Walking a (Quarter) Mile in Learners’ Shoes

One FL instructor’s Online Study  Dr. Roger Anderson, Assistant Professor of International Languages & Cultures, Central State University To celebrate finishing my Ph.D., I gifted myself (ha!) a three-month subscription to a well-known, commercial product to learn another language (heretofore: … Continue reading

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Student Technology Requirements for Online Learning

Sheri K. Barksdale, University of Cincinnati Blue Ash College, Assistant Professor of American Sign Language Brian Hunter, University of Cincinnati Blue Ash College, Assistant Professor of Spanish A factor that has a great degree of variability is the online component … Continue reading

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Give Students an Exchange Experience without Travel!

The GAVE program from Goethe Institut is perfect for a pandemic! Carah Casler, German/ELL Teacher, Watkins Memorial High School In this time of uncertainty, it has been amazing to observe my students learn, grow and develop cultural understanding the same … Continue reading

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Letter from the President

Fighting Zoom Fatigue and the Value of Self-Care Cheryl Johnson, 2020-2021 OFLA PresidentDenison University, Instructional Technologist for the Dept of Modern Languages Greetings! In pondering for weeks now what to write to you, our members, I find myself searching for … Continue reading

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2021 OFLA Conference Update

CANCELLED: 2021 OFLA ANNUAL CONFERENCE AT EMBASSY SUITES Cheryl Johnson, 2020-2021 OFLA PresidentInstructional Technologist for the Dept of Modern Languages, Denison University Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and after careful consideration, we have cancelled the in-person 2021 OFLA Annual Conference … Continue reading

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OFLA is an Amazon Smile Registered Non-Profit

Consider Supporting OFLA with an Automatic Charitable Donation Cheryl Johnson, 2020-2021 OFLA PresidentInstructional Technologist for the Dept of Modern Languages, Denison University Amazon will donate to OFLA 0.5% of the price of eligible AmazonSmile purchases if you select OFLA as … Continue reading

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Teaching During a Pandemic

The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly Lesley Chapman, OFLA Immediate Past PresidentFrench Teacher, Sycamore Community Schools Recently, I received a text message from Kathy Shelton referring to the 2020 school year. It read: Tell me everything.  The good, the … Continue reading

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