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Derek Braun, OFLA/TESOL Liaison, Columbus City Schools, ELL Science Teacher Computer Assisted Language Learning (CALL) can be an excellent tool for any language teacher. It enables students to continue lessons outside of the classroom and can increase engagement by providing … Continue reading

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Tips to Advocate for Languages in your Building

By Angela Gardner, OFLA PR and Advocacy Committee Chairperson, Spanish Teacher, Ross High School With a new school year already underway, language educators can start gearing up their program recruitment and advocacy efforts early on to maximize their reach. If … Continue reading

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Germany Reflection

Staley Heiby High School Student, OFLA Scholarship Winner (photos submitted by the author have parental permission)   My trip to Heidenheim, Germany was the experience of a lifetime. I was so fascinated by the workings of another culture. If there’s … Continue reading

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A WEEK OF LANGUAGE TEACHER BOOT CAMP: Organic World Language Summer Boot Camps

David McDonie, French Teacher, Chillicothe City Schools Over the past three summers, I have had the privilege of attending Organic World Language (OWL) summer boot camps, both as a participant and as a facilitator. This summer I joined a group … Continue reading

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EVOLUTION OF AN EDUCATOR: Reflections on my final year in the K-12 language classroom

Becky Searls, Instructional Coach & Educational Consultant, Elevating Educators; Former Spanish Teacher at Upper Arlington City Schools I recently left my job as a Spanish teacher! It was a bittersweet decision, because I absolutely love sharing languages, Spanish-speaking cultures, and … Continue reading

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A Year in Review…And the Year to Come!

Beth Hanlon, 2017-2018 OFLA President Spanish Teacher, Oberlin High School Dear OFLA colleagues, I hope your 2017-2018 school year is drawing to a close on a positive note! I also hope this summer will leave you refreshed and rejuvenated to … Continue reading

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Messages from the President-Elect

Milton Alan Turner, President Elect French and Spanish Teacher, Saint Ignatius High School 2018 Elections I would like to thank our outgoing OFLA board members Debbie Varga for serving as our Public Relations and Advocacy Chair, Kerry Parker for serving … Continue reading

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