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The Power of Relationships

Better Together Marcia Davis, OFLA Secondary Language Learning and Diversity Committee ChairWorld Language Middle School, Columbus City Schools Ohio’s Learning Standards for World Languages and Cultures describe what learners should know and be able to do while building language proficiency … Continue reading

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AATSP Update

Alondra Pacheco, Ohio Buckeye AATSP President Spanish Teacher, University School, Hunting Valley We are delighted to announce that Ryan Casey and Nadine Jacobsen-McLean will serve as National Teach Spanish Week co-chairs of the 2022 event. NTSW aims to promote the teaching … Continue reading

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Team Traveling: Bringing the World to Our Kids

How 3 Teachers in Stark County Created a Travel Team to Get More Students into the World Megan Brady, OFLA Beginning Teacher Chair Spanish Teacher, Northwest High School What are we doing to motivate our students to learn languages when … Continue reading

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Ohio Francophiles: Celebrate “Our House Tavern” & Ohio’s French History

Dr. Roger Anderson, Assistant Professor of International Languages & Cultures, Central State University In the 18th century, French aristocrats fleeing the violence of the French Revolution were lured to the Ohio River Valley by scammers, who succeeded in swindling them. … Continue reading

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Rick Steves Bringing Europe into Our Classrooms

Dr. Roger Anderson, Assistant Professor of International Languages & Cultures, Central State University For those unfamiliar, Rick Steves is the U.S. European travel expert whose brand (empire?) encompasses travel shows on radio and television, annual guidebooks, and even touring packages … Continue reading

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60th Annual Ohio Foreign Language Association Conference Update

Richard Emch, Ohio Foreign Language Association PresidentFrench Teacher, North Royalton High School Planning a conference, particularly one the size and quality of the Ohio Foreign Language Association’s Annual Conference, is always quite an undertaking. As you can imagine, it has … Continue reading

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The Ohio Foreign Language Association’s Vision Statement

The Ohio Foreign Language Association voted at its February 12, 2022 board meeting to revise its Vision Statement. The inclusion of the word culture puts OFLA in step with the Ohio Department of Education’s Learning Standards for World Languages and Cultures adopted in March 2020. This is from ODE’s website:  In March … Continue reading

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Tips & Trips for Digital Worksheets

Kaleigh Baker, OFLA Executive Vice PresidentSpanish Teacher, Butler High School If you are newer to being 1:1 with Chromebooks or iPads in your school, you have probably come across the problem where your former Word documents or PowerPoint presentations just … Continue reading

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Using Social Annotation in World Language Classrooms

Cheryl Johnson, OFLA Immediate Past PresidentInstructional Technologist for the Dept of Modern Languages, Denison University What is social annotation? As defined by Cornell’s Center for Teaching Innovation, “social annotation is reading and thinking together. It brings the age-old process of … Continue reading

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March Música Madness 2022

SpanishPlans.Org Lisa Howie, OFLA Executive TreasurerSpanish Teacher, Smithville High School I learned about this activity, like so many others I use, at an OFLA conference several years ago. Actually, I believe my colleague first showed me one in German and … Continue reading

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