Category Archives: Vol. 52, No. 1 – Fall 2013

Letter from the President

The Times They Are a-Changin’ Teri Wiechart, OFLA President 2013-2014 http://www.lyricsfreak.com/b/bob+dylan/the+times+they+are+a+changin_20021240.html The lyrics from 1964 are still pertinent today, though those of us who remember them from the first time around believed that we invented the idea.  I suspect the … Continue reading

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Awards

Richard Emch, President Elect It is time to think of those outstanding teachers and administrators who are deserving of recognition of OFLA for their “above and beyond” contribution to the world language community in Ohio and beyond.  The Ohio Foreign … Continue reading

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Advocacy Updates

Sarah Shackelford, Advocacy Chair Under legislative directive, the State Board of Education convened a special committee this past summer to consider revisions to the current high school graduation requirements. The ODE world language consultants alerted OFLA leadership in the event … Continue reading

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The Benefits of Membership

Julie Frye, Lexington High School/Membership Chair If you are reading this issue of the Cardinal, you are one of our valued active members, and we thank you! You understand the benefits of belonging to the Ohio Foreign Language Association. Almost … Continue reading

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Lurking on the OFLA Listserv and Feeling Proud

Martha Castañeda, OFLA Executive Vice-President, Miami University In online culture and etiquette, lurking is the action of observing but not necessarily actively participating in an online discussion (Bishop, 2007).  I have observed with admiration as my colleagues discuss on the … Continue reading

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Preparing for Presentational Speaking and Writing on the AP Language and Culture Exams

Milton Alan Turner, Saint Ignatius High School This year, the AP Language and Culture Exams in French, German, Italian and Spanish will not only require students to perform the same types of tasks in the free response sections, but the … Continue reading

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2014 Central States Conference

Sarah Shackelford   Hope you are making plans to join us in St. Louis on March 20-22 for the 2014 Central States Conference on the Teaching of Foreign Languages. The Conference Preview is available at http://www.csctfl.org and includes more than 180 sessions … Continue reading

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