Category Archives: OFLA News: Association

Considering Alsatian-Language Learning to Rethink French Teaching

Cultural and Linguistic Lesson Learned  Benjamin Hirt, French Teacher Keystone School, San Antonio, Texas It is hard to disagree with the notion that French spelling is extremely complex. The dictée nationale is less about completing a perfect dictation than having … Continue reading

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Under the Mask of Bilingual Education

Jing Tan, Miami University/ Under the Mask of Bilingual Education: Cultural Capital In 1839, Ohio was the nation’s first state to formally empower bilingual education law to meet German immigrants’ educational needs at school. In 1968, the Bilingual Education Act … Continue reading

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Meaningful Acquisition

Hongmin Skyly Yu, Cleveland State University I attended the OFLA Teaching Towards Language Acquisition workshop. The topics included comprehensible input strategies like storytelling. But why use stories? It seems that the authentic scene of conversation is more helpful to second … Continue reading

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Creating Beginner Buy-in through Positive Messaging 

Kirsten Halling, Professor of French Wright State University On the first day of teaching my first college class in 1987, I followed the exact instructions I had been given during my Graduate TA Orientation Week, enthusiastically implementing the Communicative Method … Continue reading

Posted in Fall 2019, OFLA News: Association

Elvia Andia Grágeda: The World’s First Certified OPI Tester for Quechua

James Leow, Ph.D. Candidate in Hispanic Linguistics, FLAS Fellow in Quechua Center for Latin American Studies Program Assistant, The Ohio State University Elvia Andia Grágeda, Quechua instructor in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese at The Ohio State University, recently … Continue reading

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En Français

Over 30 years of French immersion at École Kenwood Amye R. Sukapdjo, Kindergarten Teacher, École Kenwood French Immersion In the 1980s, the magnet school movement hit its stride. Districts across the nation began committing to alternative options ranging from math … Continue reading

Posted in Fall 2019, OFLA News: Association

Grant Funds Francophone Africa Cultural Experience for Teacher

How I paid for my trip to Senegal and Morocco Megan Murphy, French Teacher, Maple Heights High School Fund for Teachers is an organization that understands that investing in the professional development of our teaching staff is one of the … Continue reading

Posted in Fall 2019, OFLA News: Association, Uncategorized