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AROUND THE STATE

Ryan Wertz and Kathy Shelton, World Language Consultants, Ohio Department of Education As autumn in Ohio gets underway, we are grateful for everyone’s efforts to keep classrooms up and running as the pandemic continues to challenge our collective ability to … Continue reading

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AATSP UPDATE

Alondra Pacheco, Ohio Buckeye AATSP President  Spanish Teacher, University School, Hunting Valley AATSP’s 103 Annual Conference this past July in Atlanta was a resounding success. The conference gave educators from the United States a chance to meet and reenergize for … Continue reading

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DEEPENING OUR ROOTS:  TIPS FOR GROWING LCTL PROGRAMS

(Or saving a world language program generally) Dr. Roger AndersonAssistant Professor of International Languages & Cultures, Central State University Last week, Dr. Benjamin Rifkin -professor of Russian at Hofstra University- gave an insightful talk to participants and members of the … Continue reading

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“SCAMMING FRENCH IMMIGRANTS TO 18th CENTURY OHIO”

The Founding of Ohio’s “City of the Gauls” Dr. Roger Anderson, Central State University, Assistant Professor of International Languages & Cultures Ohio history is full of neat stories with French connections.  Ohio’s French instructors can draw from this heritage, or … Continue reading

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BACK IN THE HABIT: CREATING AND MAINTAINING ROUTINES

Alexis Blum, Spanish Teacher, Minster High School Welcome back to school, OFLA! It felt like this summer flew by and August came and went before I had the chance to even think about school. If you’re anything like me, the … Continue reading

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EMBRACING DIVERSITY

Teaching for social purposes Paulina Montaldo, Ursuline High School Spanish teacher.  Youngstown State University Adjunct Faculty With the celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, students compare and contrast so many differences among the Spanish-speaking countries. Although they all speak the same … Continue reading

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LISTENING TO OUR STUDENTS: PRO-BILINGUAL EDUCATION

While LEP (limited English proficiency) students who lack bilingual programs struggle, native English speakers also miss out. Our students can help repackage and win this decades-long debate, putting the pro-monolingual attitude behind us.  Katherine O’Keeffe-Swank, Spanish Teacher, Wickliffe High School … Continue reading

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INTEGRATING INQUIRY-BASED LEARNING STRATEGIES TO FURTHER L2 PROFICIENCY

María I. Ortiz, Ph.D.Associate Professor, Educator of Spanish, University of Cincinnati Abstract Inquiry-Based Learning was the pedagogical framework integrated to gear students into research, in order to effectively achieve a more sophisticated proficiency level, contextualized within the cultural background of … Continue reading

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HOW I WILL USE MY OFLA GRANT

Using Readers in the World Language Classroom Jessica Rhoades, South-Western City Schools One of the hardest things about teaching is there is always more. There are always more ideas you could implement, more activities you could add to a unit … Continue reading

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FRENCH EMBASSY CONSUL GENERAL VISITS MIAMI VALLEY

Mary Townsend, French Teacher, Kettering Fairmont High School French teacher Mary Townsend represented Kettering Fairmont High School at a dinner presentation sponsored by the French Embassy and the Consul Général of Chicago to discuss language immersion education. Madame Townsend joined … Continue reading

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