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Letter from the President

THE POWER OF LANGUAGE “Learn a new language and get a new soul.” ~ Czech Proverb Cheryl Johnson, OFLA President 2020-2021 Instructional Technologist for the Department of Modern Languages, Denison University The musicality and message of the words of Amanda … Continue reading

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What Will Become of Our Post-Pandemic Programs?

Lesley Chapman, OFLA Immediate Past President 2019-2020 French Teacher, Sycamore Community Schools Congratulations, everyone. You have officially made it through your first full semester of teaching during a pandemic. Whether that teaching has been face-to-face, hybrid, live streamed, or a … Continue reading

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Camp OFLA 2021

Lucas Hoffman, OFLA Executive TreasurerFrench & Spanish Teacher, Sylvania Southview High School We’re excited to announce that Camp OFLA is back this summer!  Like many events last year, Camp OFLA was unfortunately cancelled due to Covid-19.  Camp OFLA 2021 is … Continue reading

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Membership

Benefits of an OFLA Membership Teri Wiechart, OFLA Membership Chair Delphos Jefferson High School, Retired OFLA has so much to offer to language teachers in Ohio. We try to be friendly and helpful to each other. We aim to provide … Continue reading

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Song of the Week

Incorporating Music into your Daily Routine Beth Hanlon, OFLA Executive Recorder and Editor of The Cardinal Spanish Teacher, Oberlin High School In 2017, I attended an NEOTCI (North East Ohio Teaching with Comprehensible Input) workshop at the University of Akron.  … Continue reading

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Advocacy

APPRECIATION AND ADVOCACY Attitudes of Gratitude Go a Long Way Angela Gardner, OFLA Public Relations and Advocacy Chair Spanish Teacher, Ross High School It has been said that “A person that feels appreciated will always do more than what is … Continue reading

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Early Language Learning

EMPOWERED TO RESTORE Julia Thomas, OFLA Early Language Learning Chair Elementary Spanish Teacher, Oberlin City Schools When I ask my students how they are feeling, requiring an answer in Spanish, it usually elicits a “good”, “tired”, or “happy.” I used … Continue reading

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Secondary Language Learning

NEVER LET A PANDEMIC GET YOU DOWN Ideas for teaching and connecting in this toughest of years! Maureen Gerber, OFLA Secondary Language Learning Committee Chair French Teacher, World Language Department Head, Perrysburg High School The good news is, that as … Continue reading

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Beginning Teachers

SPOTLIGHT ON NEW TEACHERS: Adele Smith-Buisset Megan Brady, OFLA Beginning Teacher Committee ChairSpanish Teacher, Marlington 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 … Continue reading

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Around the State

Ryan Wertz and Kathy Shelton World Language Consultants, Ohio Department of Education February is World Language Advocacy Month Each year, throughout the month of February, ACTFL’s Lead with Languages campaign celebrates the achievements of students, parents, educators, and others who … Continue reading

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