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Oh Where Oh Where is that Perfect Resource I Know I Have?

Strategies to help keep you from losing your mind … and everything else! Maureen Gerber, OFLA Secondary Language Learning Committee ChairFrench Teacher,  Perrysburg High School  Bonjour! One of the hardest aspects of teaching for proficiency, in my opinion, is keeping … Continue reading

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Spotlight on New Teachers: Michael Campbell

Megan Brady, OFLA Beginning Teacher Committee ChairSpanish Teacher, Marlington Local Schools The OFLA Beginning Teacher Committee is working hard to connect with new teachers and to support them in becoming excellent, innovative, resourceful, and long-lasting world language teachers. Our goal … Continue reading

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Language Teacher Recruitment Must be a Priority

Kirsten Halling, OFLA Teacher Recruitment and RetentionProfessor of French, Wright State University How can we, as language teachers, ensure the longevity of our profession and avoid the epidemic of program cancelations due to the current language teacher shortage? By identifying … Continue reading

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Around the State

Ryan Wertz and Kathy Shelton, World Language Consultants, Ohio Department of Education You Are Appreciated! As we pen this article, we are in the midst of Teacher Appreciation Week, which falls annually during the first week of May. We are … Continue reading

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AATSP Update

Jonathan Harris, Ohio Buckeye AATSP PresidentSpanish Teacher, St. Gabriel Consolidated School, Cincinnati The National Conference will take place in Atlanta, Georgia, from July 8-11. Georgia’s recently passed controversial Voting Laws prompted several other organizations to relocate their conferences out of … Continue reading

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TESOL

TESOL 2021International Convention & English Language Expo Derek Braun, TESOL/OFLA LiaisonColumbus City Schools, EL Science Teacher Like so many parts of our lives now, the International TESOL Conference that took place in March of 2021 was of course, virtual.  Beginning … Continue reading

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Bringing Ohio’s French History into the Classroom

Decoding the Céloron Plaque Dr. Roger Anderson, Assistant Professor of International Languages & Cultures, Central State University The Great Lakes and Ohio River regions boast a fascinating French history.  In fact, the French even claimed Ohio as property of the … Continue reading

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“From OFLA to OWLA”

Rethinking the “Foreign” in “Foreign Language” Dr. Roger Anderson, Assistant Professor of International Languages & Cultures, Central State University Editor’s Note: The OFLA Board has been discussing changing our association’s name in order to remove the word “foreign”. This process … Continue reading

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COVID is No Match for CAAP!

Rebecca H. Bias, Ph.D., The Ohio State University Assistant Director, Center for Languages, Literatures, and Cultures The CAAP Program (Collaborative Articulation and Assessment Project) at The Ohio State University is in its 29th year!  CAAP is a creative, action-oriented articulation … Continue reading

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In Memory of Theresa Minick

Susan Colville-Hall, University of Akron, Professor Emeritus “There are some who bring a light so great to the world, that even after they have gone, the light remains” (Leanin’ Tree.)   That is so true of our dear friend, Theresa … Continue reading

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