Category Archives: Winter 2020

Message from the President

OFLA CONFERENCE 2020, WHAT TO EXPECT Lesley Chapman, OFLA President 2019-2020 French Teacher, Sycamore High School Are you considering coming to the OFLA Conference in Cincinnati on April 2-4?  We are planning three days of excellent workshops and sessions for … Continue reading

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OFLA Teacher of the Year: Deadline Approaching

DEADLINE APPROACHING FOR THE OFLA TEACHER OF THE YEAR APPLICATIONS Cheryl Johnson, OFLA President-Elect Instructional Technologist for the Dept. of Modern Languages, Denison University The February 21st deadline, extended from February 15th, for submitting your portfolio items for consideration as … Continue reading

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Interpreting Authentic Resources

A Core Practice of World Language Teaching Lucas Hoffman, OFLA Treasurer Sylvania Southview High School This is the fifth article in a series about the nationally developed core practices of world language teaching.  Are you new to the Core Practices? … Continue reading

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Membership

THE TOP FIVE REASONS TO JOIN OFLA Teri Wiechart, OFLA Membership Chair Delphos Jefferson High School (Retired) Use your voice. Our profession takes hits from all angles, not the least of which is the talk of replacing it with computer … Continue reading

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Using Literature Circles in World Language Classes

Learning something new to teach comprehension-based readers Beth Hanlon, OFLA Executive Recorder and Editor of The Cardinal Spanish Teacher, Oberlin High School Last year, my district’s Spanish department moved to teaching with comprehensible input.  Our curriculum is primarily based on … Continue reading

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Around the State

Ryan Wertz and Kathy Shelton, World Language Consultants Ohio Department of Education New Ohio Learning Standards for K-12 World Languages and Cultures in the Home Stretch At the December meeting of the State Board of Education’s Teaching, Leading and Learning … Continue reading

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AATF

ANNUAL AATF-OHIO VISITS THE TOLEDO MUSEUM OF ART Megan Murphy, AATF-Ohio Vice President   French Teacher, Maple Heights High School  AATF-Ohio organized a meetup on January 25 for members at the Toledo Museum of Art. Seven members gathered to take a … Continue reading

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