Category Archives: Executive News

Message from the President

OFLA CONFERENCE 2020, WHAT TO EXPECT Lesley Chapman, OFLA President 2019-2020 French Teacher, Sycamore High School Are you considering coming to the OFLA Conference in Cincinnati on April 2-4?  We are planning three days of excellent workshops and sessions for … Continue reading

Posted in Executive News, Letter from the President, Winter 2020 | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Executive News, Winter 2020 | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Executive News, Winter 2020 | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Executive News, Winter 2020 | Leave a comment

Letter from the President

WELCOME TO THE 2019-2020 SCHOOL YEAR Lesley Chapman, OFLA President 2019-2020 French Teacher, Sycamore High School Dear OFLA Members: It is my pleasure to welcome everyone to the 2019-2020 school year.  2020 seems so futuristic, doesn’t it? I recall not … Continue reading

Posted in Executive News, Fall 2019, Letter from the President

The First and Easiest Step Toward World Language Advocacy

Richard Emch, OFLA Parliamentarian and Bylaws French Teacher, North Royalton City Schools Are you an advocate for world language learning? An easy way to advocate for world language learning is often overlooked by world language professionals. Maintaining membership in several … Continue reading

Posted in Advocacy, Executive News, Fall 2019 | Leave a comment

2020 OFLA Awards

LET’S  RECOGNIZE OHIO’S WORLD LANGUAGE TEACHERS!  Milton Alan Turner, OFLA Awards Chair French and Spanish Teacher, Saint Ignatius High School I am sure we all know incredibly talented teachers in our buildings and districts who are doing amazing jobs with … Continue reading

Posted in Executive News, Fall 2019, Uncategorized | Leave a comment