Category Archives: Vol. 53, No. 2 – Winter 2015

Letter from the President

Richard Emch, OFLA President 2014-2015 French Teacher, North Royalton High School In an ever-changing field of education, the Ohio Foreign Language Association concentrates on our strategic plan to, “build the capacity of foreign language teachers to prepare learners to demonstrate … Continue reading

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2015 OFLA Teacher of the Year

Congratulations to Parthena Draggett! OFLA’s Nominee for Central States Teacher of the Year Richard Emch, French Teacher, North Royalton High School, 2014-2015 OFLA President The OFLA Board is pleased to announce that Parthena Draggett, Jackson High School French and Spanish … Continue reading

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2015 Board Elections

Teri Wiechart, OFLA Immediate Past President The election for new OFLA board members will be held in mid-February.  Each professional member is eligible and encouraged to vote for the leadership of the organization. Each year a new member of the … Continue reading

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Ohio… A Great Place to Be a World Language Educator

Lucas Hoffman, Sylvania Southview, OFLA Executive Vice-President I’ve been quite fortunate over the past several years to participate in much professional development locally in Ohio: regionally, nationally, and internationally.  I have always appreciated the hard work and collaboration of my … Continue reading

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Membership

Bonne Année & Happy New Year in Whatever Language is Yours!   Membership 2015 Julie Frye, OFLA Membership Chair French Teacher Lexington High School How time flies! I can’t seem to wrap my head around the fact that we are … Continue reading

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Yes, We Can…Because We Need To!

In Pursuit of the 90%+ Target Language Usage Beth Hanlon, OFLA Executive Recorder and Editor for Print Publications Spanish Teacher, Oberlin High School Why do we use “Can Do” statements?  To show our students WHAT THEY CAN DO in the target … Continue reading

Posted in Executive News, Vol. 53, No. 2 - Winter 2015

Professional Development

Martha Halemba, OFLA Professional Development Chair Spanish Teacher, Hudson High School Hopefully you have all recuperated from the holidays!  It’s time to get back into the swing of school and professional development.  We have a workshop offering coming up entitled … Continue reading

Posted in Executive News, Vol. 53, No. 2 - Winter 2015