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

Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month with Peruvian music and dance group ADÚ

María Postigo, Ph.D. María Postigo is a native speaker from Spain. She teaches Spanish II, III/Hnrs & IV and is the Spanish Club Advisor at Canal Winchester HS. She is on the OFLA Secondary Language Learning Committee. When it comes … Continue reading

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OVFLA MEMBERSHIP GOES ONLINE

Mary Jane Kelley, Ohio University The Ohio Valley Foreign Language Alliance held its annual fall meeting at Ohio University in Athens on Saturday, October 31, 2015. This year’s program featured a workshop on “Integrating Technology to Assess for Student Proficiency” … Continue reading

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Core Practice #6 of World Language Teaching

Lucas Hoffman, Sylvania Southview HS, OFLA President-elect In October, 2015, I wrote an article as a follow-up from the LILL 2015 summer institute (organized by ACTFL, NCSSFL, and CSCTFL among other national and regional bodies).  I included information on the … Continue reading

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Ohio Association of Teachers of Chinese (OATC)

Ping Wu, OATC President Founded in 2008, the Ohio Association of Teachers of Chinese (OATC) has been the major force for promoting Chinese language and culture and supporting Chinese teachers in Ohio.  With the growing popularity of Chinese study and … Continue reading

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An Example of Using TPR at the First Grade Level

Jonathan Harris, Spanish Teacher, Grades K-8, St. Gabriel Consolidated School, Cincinnati, OH Executive Recorder and Editor for Print Publications, OFLA In my first grade foreign language classroom, TPR (Total Physical Response) is used with the story, Brown Bear, Brown Bear, … Continue reading

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‘It Takes a Village’

Diane Ceo-DiFrancesco, Xavier University, OFLA Teacher Preparation Committee Chair We are currently facing two important issues with regards to world language teacher preparation. We have noticed a precipitous drop in the number of students in our world language teacher licensure … Continue reading

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