Category Archives: OFLA News: Association

A Day in the Life of an Elementary Spanish Teacher

Samantha Chaney, Elementary Spanish Teacher, Maumee Valley Country Day School, Toledo, Ohio, OFLA ELL Committee Member The day has just begun when a Spanish teacher enters her classroom. In her room, you don’t find textbooks, workbooks, and mountains of worksheets. … Continue reading

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CSCTFL/OFLA 2016

Mark Your Calendar NOW for CSCTFL/OFLA 2016! Sarah Shackelford, CSCTFL/OFLA 2016 Program Chair 2016 conference Ad Mark your calendar NOW for CSCTFL/OFLA 2016! OFLA’s joint conference with the Central States Conference on the Teaching of Foreign Languages will be held … Continue reading

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OTES Success, OFLA Teacher Evaluation Tool

María Postigo María Postigo is a native speaker from Spain. She teaches Spanish II, III/Hnrs & IV and is the Spanish Club Advisor at Canal Winchester HS. She is on the OFLA Secondary Language Learning Committee. She is also a … Continue reading

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Paris and Beyond: Chance Encounters, Lifelong Learning

Pascale Abadie and Kirsten Halling, Wright State University The Wright State University French Ambassador Program is the longest running professor-designed and professor-led study abroad program at our university, counting a total of 185 student participants since its inception in 2003. … Continue reading

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Taming the Technology Beast

Effective Use of Technology in the World Language Classroom Angela Gardner, Spanish Teacher, Ross Local Schools, Hamilton, Ohio With the constant barrage of new gadgets, gizmos, websites, tools, and other technologies buzzing all around us, it is easy to become … Continue reading

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Tech in the News

Motivating students and integrating culture through Barcelona’s Congreso de Móviles (Mobile World Conference, MWC) María Postigo, CWHS Spanish III/IV Teacher, OFLA Secondary Language Learning Committee For the past 10 years, Barcelona (Spain) hosted the Mobile World Conference in March 2015. … Continue reading

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The Language Advantage

Advice for Incoming Freshman Abhijeet Singh, Saint Edward High School Class of 2015 As a high school senior, I look back at my four years of Spanish, two of which were spent as part of the International Baccalaureate program, with … Continue reading

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Using TPRS in Bilingual Books

Jonathan Harris, Spanish Teacher, St. Gabriel Consolidated School One way to help maintain an open attitude for your students is to utilize their prior knowledge.   I have found using a bilingual book to be a good way to help, and … Continue reading

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For Community Connections and Collaboration

Establish a World Language Community Advisory Board  Parthena Draggett, Jackson High School Spanish Teacher & World Language Department Head, OFLA Technology Integration Committee Greetings OFLA Colleagues! I hope that everyone had a wonderful first semester and is looking forward to a … Continue reading

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A Participant’s Guide to the World – Teaching for Global Competence

Elizabeth Munro, Euclid High School, Spanish Teacher World language programs are floundering in many public schools across Ohio. Boards of Education and taxpayers do not view money spent on world language study as an important element in student achievement. Despite … Continue reading

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