Category Archives: General

Upcoming Events

Milton Alan Turner, President Elect French and Spanish Teacher, Saint Ignatius High School 2018 OFLA Elections After working with the OFLA Nominations Committee, we will soon present the members that will be running for OFLA Board positions during the upcoming … Continue reading

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2018 OFLA Teacher of the Year

Beth Hanlon, 2017-2018 OFLA President Spanish Teacher, Oberlin High School The Teacher of the Year Award is designed to recognize very accomplished language teachers that follow best practices, both state and national standards, as well as proficiency guidelines. The Teacher … Continue reading

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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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