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Early Language Learning

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, CAMP OFLA! 2019 Camp OFLA Recap and Looking Ahead Samantha Bremner, OFLA Early Language Learning Chair This year, Camp OFLA celebrated its 15th year! The theme was “Crayons” highlighting colors, emotions, traveling, and writing postcards. It was based … Continue reading

Posted in Committee News, Fall 2019, Uncategorized

Scholarship

NEW SCHOOL YEAR, NEW OPPORTUNITIES! Scholarships Available Julie Frye, OFLA Scholarship Chair French Teacher, Lexington High School I don’t know what your school schedule is, but my students received their first grade cards on Friday, 4 October. It just doesn’t … Continue reading

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Secondary Language Learning

ZUT ALORS!  TEACHING THE PASSÉ COMPOSÉ VERSUS THE IMPARFAIT IN A PROFICIENCY-BASED FRENCH CLASSROOM Maureen Gerber, OFLA Secondary Learning Chair French Teacher, Perrysburg High School For so many of us, the past narrative is a struggle to teach. I remember … Continue reading

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Around the State

Ryan Wertz and Kathy Shelton, World Language Consultants Ohio Department of Education As the 2019-2020 academic year begins, we at the Ohio Department of Education would like to express a heartfelt “Welcome Back” to our outstanding Ohio world language teachers. … Continue reading

Posted in Advocacy, Around the State, Fall 2019, Uncategorized

AATG News

JULIE SCHONAUER AATG Ohio Statement on the Tragic Loss of Julie Schonauer  Mark Himmelein, University of Mount Union It is with great sorrow that the AATG announces the sudden passing of a valued colleague and dear friend, Julie Ann Schonauer, … Continue reading

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AATSP

EDUCATING SOLUTIONARIES Jonathan Harris, Ohio AATSP President-Elect Spanish Teacher, St. Gabriel Consolidated School, Cincinnati I attended the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese (AATSP) national conference in San Diego this past July. Whereas this conference was inspiring and … Continue reading

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TESOL

COLOMBIA: A TRAVEL REVIEW 2019 Oscars of Tourism Recipient Derek Braun, TESOL/OFLA Liaison Columbus City Schools, EL Science Teacher Colombia, a place when mentioned usually leads one to dream up images of Pablo Escobar, drug trafficking, FARC, violence and government … Continue reading

Posted in Committee News, Fall 2019, Uncategorized