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Message from the President

HAPPY SPRING TO ALL OF YOU! Cheryl Johnson, OFLA President 2020-2021Instructional Technologist for the Dept. of Modern Languages, Denison University I would like to thank everyone who helped to make the 2021 OFLA Mini-Conference on April 23 and 24 a … Continue reading

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The National Museum of Language, Have You Heard of It?

Lesley Chapman, OFLA Immediate Past PresidentFrench Teacher, Sycamore Community Schools If you are anything like me, you were not aware that there is a museum dedicated to the appreciation of the world’s languages, their beauty, and what makes them unique. … Continue reading

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Why Does Your OFLA Membership Matter?

Lucas Hoffman, OFLA Executive TreasurerFrench/Spanish Teacher, Sylvania High School There are many reasons to join a non-profit organization, be they to connect with other like-minded professionals, to support other colleagues, or to advance the profession.   During this past year, your … Continue reading

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Meet The Cardinal Editing Team!

The Faces Behind OFLA’s Newsletter Beth Hanlon, Executive Recorder and Editor of The CardinalSpanish Teacher, Oberlin High School OFLA’s newsletter, The Cardinal, is published in the fall, winter, and spring of each school year.  The issues of the newsletter would … Continue reading

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Putting Language in Context

Milton Alan Turner, OFLA Editor for Electronic Media French Teacher, Saint Ignatius High School As language teachers, we often emphasize the forms of a language (sounds and structures or vocabulary and grammar) or the meaning of words. However, the context … Continue reading

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Professional Development

A CONVERSATION WITH DR. BILL VANPATTEN: PART 1  Marianela Serrano, OFLA Professional Development ChairSpanish Teacher, Hathaway Brown School It is a wonderful and warm Monday here in Ohio, and I have the pleasure and honor to interview one of my … Continue reading

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Moving Forward in Advocacy

Angela Gardner, OFLA Public Relations and Advocacy ChairSpanish Teacher, Ross High School The theme of our mini-conference this year was “Moving forward,” and it seems fitting in timing for our membership and organization. In order to move forward, we must … Continue reading

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Keeping Up with the Times

Julia Thomas, OFLA Early Language ChairSpanish Teacher, Oberlin City Schools When I was in elementary school, I would ask my mom to let me use her iMac so that I could play JumpStart games that came on a CD-ROM. Twenty … Continue reading

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Scholarship

2021 OFLA Teachers Grant Recipient Na Li, OFLA Scholarship Committee ChairChinese Teacher, Columbus Academy

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End of School Year Engagement

Kaleigh Baker, OFLA Technology Integration ChairSpanish Teacher, Butler High School We have almost crossed the finish line in what has proven to be a marathon of a school year. Across the state, schools have been through a variety of plans … Continue reading

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