Category Archives: Fall 2017

Message from the President

Beth Hanlon, 2017-2018 OFLA President Spanish Teacher, Oberlin High School Happy 2017-2018 school year! As a teacher, I always feel as though a new school year is THE new year. It is a time for fresh starts as well as … Continue reading

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Insights from the President-Elect

Milton Alan Turner, President-Elect French and Spanish Teacher, Saint Ignatius High School LILL Conference-We Are All Leaders! 40 world languages teachers participated in the Leadership Initiative for Language Learning (LILL) Summer Initiative for Emerging Leaders June 27-29 in Skokie, IL. … Continue reading

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Around the State

Preparing for the Implementation of Ohio’s New Seal of Biliteracy Program Ryan Wertz, Kathy Shelton, and Paula Sondej, World Language Consultants, Ohio Department of Education As the school year gets underway, the excitement building around Ohio’s newest language-based program is … Continue reading

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OFLA Scholarships: Online and Ready

Denise Broda, OFLA Scholarship Chair Spanish Teacher, Wooster High School Did you know that the Ohio Foreign Language Association offers scholarships to attend the annual conference and scholarships to help teachers study abroad? Do you want to attend the conference … Continue reading

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Finding Local Opportunities for Students to Broaden their Worldview and Create Empathy

Why it is Important to Leave the Classroom and Learn Through Interactions Meredith Blackmore, Sycamore High School To quote a student of mine: “It is one thing to learn about immigration in textbooks and read about statistics and numbers that … Continue reading

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AATF Ohio Updates

Nicole Hanlon, AATF Representative Bonne rentrée à tout le monde! Fall is in the air and that means the time is quickly approaching for our annual French Immersion Weekend at Mohican State Park! This year’s weekend will take place October … Continue reading

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Staying One Step Ahead: Becoming A Proficient 21st Century World Language Teacher

Debbie Varga, OFLA Public Relations and Advocacy Chair I have been reflecting quite a bit this school year on what an effective 21st-century world language teacher entails. Many things keep crossing my mind: the use of technology, student engagement and … Continue reading

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