Category Archives: Vol. 53, No. 1 – Fall 2014

Catching Petanque Fever

How the Humble Sport of Lawn Bowling has Revolutionized Shannon Hodge’s French Program Kirsten Halling, Associate Professor of French, Wright State University After many years of playing amateur petanque matches with her French students on special occasions, Shannon Hodge, French … Continue reading

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I am a “Mutt”

My renewed teaching philosophy Cécile Lainé, Wyoming City Schools, cecilelaine.wordpress.com Wow! So many changes have happened in World Language education over the past few years that it is high time we all reflect on our teaching philosophy and/or teaching style. … Continue reading

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Do You Give a Hoot?

Cortney Bird, Spanish Teacher, Olentangy Liberty High School Past President of AATSP-Buckeye Chapter 2014-2016 What is an Ohio OWLer? Ohio OWLers is a group of enthusiasts who utilize Organic World Language, or OWL, which is a revolutionary teaching methodology that … Continue reading

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Going Global with Amigos de las Américas

A unique service-learning opportunity for students of Spanish Gregg O. Courtad, University of Mount Union, Professor of Spanish and Co-President of the Ohio Chapter of Amigos de las Américas With or without the hyphen (and it does seem to be … Continue reading

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Ohio University Hosts High School French Immersion Day

Kristina Carson, Ohio University French Club President 2012-2014 On November 25th, 2013, 120 high school students and teachers from Athens, Alexander, and Vinton County High Schools gathered at Ohio University for the French Immersion Day event hosted by OU’s French … Continue reading

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Reflections on Implementing IPAs

Lucas Hoffman, OFLA Executive Vice-President Three years ago, I started “dabbling” in the world of Integrated Performance Assessments.  There is a learning curve, for sure, on the part of both students and teachers; my students were certainly patient with me … Continue reading

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Wright State Students, Alumni and Professors Travel to Chicago to See French Music Star

Kirsten Halling, Associate Professor of French, Wright State University Pascale Abadie, Associate Professor of French, Wright State University It began as a crazy idea during the weekly French conversation club last summer: “Stromae’s coming to the US, this fall. Let’s … Continue reading

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Zhang nabbit another OWLer!

Jingyi Zhang, Chinese Teacher, Chillicothe City School District This is my second year teaching since I graduated from Cleveland State University. I am teaching all levels of Chinese in all buildings in my school district. As a new educator, I … Continue reading

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¡Las Mariposas Monarcas Se Mueven Mucho!

Jennifer Coppolino, IHM Grade School/Spanish Teacher K-8 “This is the best field trip ever!”  exclaimed one of the third grade boys.  Last May, thirty-five third grade students were able to be naturalists for the day at the Wolf Creek Environmental … Continue reading

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