Category Archives: Vol. 51, No. 3 – Spring 2013

OATJ News

ACTFL  and OPI Assessment/Writing Proficiency Guidelines Familiarization Workshops for Japanese Language Teachers Hiroaki Kawamura, Ohio Association of Teachers of Japanese, The University of Findlay In 2012-2013, the OATJ made an effort to familiarize its members with ACTFL proficiency guidelines in … Continue reading

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OFLA Elects New Leaders

Carol Eiber, OFLA Immediate Past President The OFLA Board looks forward to welcoming three new officers who were elected in January and will take up their duties in August.  

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TESOL Report

Lillian Acker, Ashland University The next TESOL Conference will be held in Columbus on November 15-16, 2013 at the downtown Hilton where our Central States Conference was held this year. The Conference title is Crossroads, Connections, Collaboration and will once … Continue reading

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Going to the Chapel

Judy McCombs, Early Language Learning My first born, Anna Maria, is getting married in August!  For the better part of a year now we have been planning, searching, organizing, book marking everything and anything having to do with weddings.  I want this … Continue reading

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2013 Student Achievement Awards

Westlake City HS Radu Simion Spanish 5 AP Ms. Cheryl Bendik  Radu Simion French 5 AP Ms. Nickie Miller

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Beginning Teachers Enjoyed the CSCTFL/OFLA Conference

Lucas Hoffman, Beginning Teachers Committee Chair The Beginning Teachers Committee was pleased to welcome the beginning teacher and university student scholarship recipients at the joint CSCTFL/OFLA conference.  A couple of the participants share below their thoughts on attending the conference.

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It Takes a Village to Prepare a Great Language Teacher

Teacher Education and Licensing Committee Report Martha Castañeda, Teacher Education and Licensing Committee Chair As I reflect on the tasks completed by the Teacher Education and Licensing Committee (TELC), I can’t help but notice a trend.  The course of action … Continue reading

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Embrace. Transform. Reap.

Debbie McCorkle, Secondary Language Learning Committee Chair What a year! Our profession has really seen a shake-up! New World Language Standards! New teacher evaluation system!  For many, changes were, are and will be difficult.  But, with a determined frame of mind, … Continue reading

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OFLA Technology & World Languages Committee

Theresa Minick, Chair  The OFLA Technology & World Languages Committee hopes that most of you had an opportunity to attend the Central States / OFLA Foreign Language Conference in April.  The combined conference provided so many more opportunities for exploring … Continue reading

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Thank You to OFLA!

Brandon Broadwater I would like to sincerely thank the Ohio Foreign Language Association and Central States Conference on the Teaching of Foreign Languages for the travel abroad scholarship you’ve awarded me.

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