Category Archives: General

Looking Ahead: A Context for OFLA 2017-2018

Beth Hanlon, OFLA President-Elect Spanish Teacher, Oberlin High School After a great “core strengthening” at the 2017 OFLA conference, the 2016-2017 school year will soon be behind us! I would like to take the opportunity to give you details of … Continue reading

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Recruiting and Retaining Language Students

Angela Gardner Spanish Teacher, Ross High School Think back to your choices as a student. Why do you sign up for any particular class? A course may fulfill required minimums for graduation with a particular diploma or degree. Many schedules … Continue reading

Posted in Cardinal, General, Summer 2017, Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Foreign Language Classrooms: Native versus Non-Native Teachers and Culture Integration

Marissa Wood In our exponentially-growing multicultural society, the ability to speak multiple languages is crucial. It is thought that those who can reach more people will ultimately be more successful. Furthermore, a society in which more connections are made—linguistic and … Continue reading

Posted in General, Summer 2017, Uncategorized | Leave a comment

The Principled Approach (TPA)

  Advancing Language Acquisition by Developing Departmental Cooperation John De Mado There is a distinct difference between an ‘approach’ and a ‘method’. An approach is philosophical in nature and pertains to a teacher’s belief system or, as written in Alice … Continue reading

Posted in General, Summer 2017, Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Come join us at the 2017 OFLA Conference in Columbus, Ohio!

Lucas Hoffman, OFLA President 2016-2017 French & Spanish Teacher, Sylvania Southview High School Come join us at the 2017 OFLA Conference in Columbus, Ohio! It will take place March 30-April 1 at the Hilton Polaris. Many of you will remember … Continue reading

Posted in General, Letter from the President, Uncategorized, Winter 2017 | Leave a comment

2017 Board Elections, Meet the Candidates!

Beth Hanlon, OFLA President-Elect After working with the OFLA Nominations Committee, it is time to present the members that will be running for OFLA Board positions during the upcoming election! Please take the time to read about each the eligible professional … Continue reading

Posted in Executive News, General, Uncategorized, Winter 2017 | Leave a comment

The Twelve Months of Membership

Julie Frye, Membership Chair Lexington High School French teacher *I am enrolled in OFLA via OEA, and so my OFLA dues are automatically deducted from my paycheck. The renewal date for OFLA members who choose this option is 15 January annually. … Continue reading

Posted in General, Membership, Uncategorized, Winter 2017 | Leave a comment