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Please Consider Attending the 2022 60th Anniversary Conference July 25-27, 2022

Richard Emch, Ohio Foreign Language Association PresidentFrench Teacher, North Royalton High School In an ever-changing field of education, the Ohio Foreign Language Association has focused our strategic plan to “build the capacity of foreign language teachers to prepare learners to … Continue reading

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2022 Annual OFLA Conference

More information and registration are available here: https://ofla.wildapricot.org/event-4728960

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End of School Year Plans

Kaleigh Baker, OFLA Executive Vice-PresidentSpanish Teacher, Butler High School With the final weeks of the school year approaching, we are entering that time where classes are constantly interrupted with various forms of testing, field days, and the general disengagement that … Continue reading

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Why I Go To OFLA

Lisa Howie, OFLA Executive TreasurerSpanish Teacher, Smithville High School I have been going to OFLA conferences, except for a few years, since I was a senior in college. I want to tell you why. During my senior year at the … Continue reading

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Teacher Summer

Beth Hanlon, OFLA Executive Recorder and Editor of The CardinalSpanish Teacher, Oberlin High School As the 2021-2022 school year winds down, the typical end of the year feelings are starting – the sense of accomplishment that I have made it … Continue reading

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Asset-Based Pedagogies

Milton Alan Turner, OFLA Editor for Electronic MediaFrench Teacher, Saint Ignatius High School Education in general and world language education in particular is not about just getting the right answers on a test. How students learn is as important as … Continue reading

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Time to Pass the Torch

OFLA is in good hands Teri Wiechart,OFLA Membership ChairDelphos Jefferson High School (Retired) It has been a pleasure and an honor to be a part of the OFLA Executive Board for the last 17 years.  After volunteering with the 2005 … Continue reading

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A Conversation with Dr. Russell Simonsen

Marianela Serrano, OFLA Professional Development ChairSpanish Teacher, Hathaway Brown School This past April, I had the wonderful pleasure of speaking to Dr. Russell Simonsen, a professor at Miami University.  Dr. Simonsen holds a PhD in Hispanic Linguistics from the University … Continue reading

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Spotlight on New Teachers: Kaylen Sanor

Megan Brady, OFLA Beginning Teacher Committee ChairSpanish Teacher, Northwest Local Schools The OFLA Beginning Teacher Committee is working hard to connect with new teachers and to support them in becoming excellent, innovative, resourceful, and long-lasting world language teachers. Our goal … Continue reading

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Secure Your Own Mask Before Helping Others

Avoiding Teacher Burnout in a “Post-Pandemic” World Lauren Racela, OFLA Technology Integration Committee ChairFrench Teacher, Milford High School  It’s no secret that after two pandemic years, getting adjusted to the “new normal” has teachers feeling burnt out. This school year … Continue reading

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