Category Archives: OFLA News: Association

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

Get Them Talking

Kimberly Clifford, Assistant Professor Educator of American Sign Language University of Cincinnati, Clermont College Prompts. Conversation Starters. Tasks. Rubrics. Assignments. Goals. Activities. We strive to think of the perfect informal assessment to include in a lesson to encourage students to … Continue reading

Posted in Fall 2019, OFLA News: Association

Leadership Tours Offer a New Type of Trip for Students

Lindsay Dollinger, Ohio AATSP President Spanish Teacher, Jonathan Alder High School This past summer, I took my third EF Leadership Summit trip with students from my high school. I started taking students on these tours in the off-year from my … Continue reading

Posted in Fall 2019, OFLA News: Association

Spotlight on New Teachers

“I wasn’t born to teach. I was born to inspire others, to change people, and to never give up; even when faced with challenges that seem impossible.” -Anonymous Klaryssa Seigley, Norterra Canyon K-8 & Norwalk High School 8-12 School city: … Continue reading

Posted in Fall 2019, OFLA News: Association