Category Archives: Vol. 54, No. 2 – Winter 2016

Advancing the Mission, Affirming our Vision, and Supporting the Strategic Plan

A letter from the President Martha E. Castañeda OFLA President 2015-2016 Associate Professor of Foreign Language and ESOL Education, Miami University Welcome to 2016, another year that is sure to feature significant and exciting initiatives in the field of language … Continue reading

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Fostering Connections – CHECK! Empowering Communities – CHECK! Celebrating the World – CHECK!

Your OFLA membership does all this and more! Julie Frye, Lexington High School/OFLA Membership Chair As the OFLA Executive Board and Committee members prepare for our joint OFLA/CSCTFL annual conference, I invite you to confirm and/or update all of the … Continue reading

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Seal of Biliteracy

Debbie Varga, OFLA Public Relations and Advocacy Chair The Seal of Biliteracy has been a powerful tool for states to provide high school graduates recognition for achievement of  proficiency one or more languages other than English.  This is beneficial for … Continue reading

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ASL … How Hard Could It Be? It’s Not Even a Real Language, Is It? Why, Yes It Is.

Sheri K. Barksdale, Assistant Professor of American Sign Language, University of Cincinnati Blue Ash College American Sign Language has been gaining acceptance as a legitimate course of study in high schools and colleges over the past 25 years.  Once thought … Continue reading

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Camp OFLA gears up for its 12th year!

Why have I been involved with Camp OFLA for 12 years? Lori Winne, OFLA ELL (Early Language Learning) Committee Chair The answer is threefold. First, I love languages and I love teaching kids. Camp OFLA allows us (teachers) to create … Continue reading

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CSCTFL/OFLA Conference

CSCTFL/OFLA Conference Martha Halemba, PD Chair OFLA The Best PD in the land!  Everyone mark your calendars for March 10-12 in Columbus!  There are 36 workshops and over 240 sessions.  There is something for everyone:  IPAs, Assessment, IB, AP, Literacy, … Continue reading

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A Message from the OFLA Technology Integration Chair

Dr. Bryan R. Drost, Firelands Local Schools, OFLA Technology Integration Chair I cannot believe that we are just about halfway through the school year–it is flying fast! As mentioned in the previous column, the Tech Team has five goals this … Continue reading

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