In This Issue…

Executive News

Lesley Chapman, 2019-2020 President
Message from the President 

Cheryl Johnson, President-Elect

Richard Emch, Executive Vice-President, Parliamentarian and Bylaws
The First and Easiest Step Toward World Language Advocacy 

Alan Turner, Immediate Past President
2020 OFLA Awards: Let’s Recognize Ohio’s World Language Teachers!

Lucas Hoffman, Executive President
Interpreting Authentic Resources: A Core Practice of World Language Teaching

Teri Wiechart, Membership Chair
Membership in OFLA

Beth Hanlon, Executive Recorder and Editor of The Cardinal
Why YOU Should Write an Article for OFLA’s Newsletter, The Cardinal

Dina Marsala, Editor for Electronic Media
The Scariest Thing I Did Over the Summer

Holly Haputa, Professional Development Chair
Get in the Game!

Angela Gardner, Public Relations and Advocacy Chair
Reflections on HB 166

Committee News

Megan Brady, Beginning Teachers
Peer Mentor Groups 

Samantha Bremner, Early Language Learning
Happy Birthday, Camp OFLA!

Julie Frye, Scholarship
New School Year, New Opportunities!

Maureen Gerber, Secondary Language Learning
Zut Alors!  Teaching the Passé Composé versus the Imparfait in a Proficiency-Based French Classroom

Leah Henson, Technology Integration
Integrated Performance Assessments

Advocacy & Affiliates 

Ryan Wertz and Kathy Shelton, Ohio Department of Education World Language Consultants
Around the State

Megan Murphy, American Association of Teachers of French (Ohio)
Annual AATF-Ohio Immersion Weekend a Success 

Dennis Boyd, American Association of Teachers of German (Ohio)
Julie Schonauer, AATG Ohio Fall Conference 2019, 2019-2020 Ohio AATG Officers

Jonathan Harris, American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese (Ohio)
Educating Solutionaries 

Derek Braun, Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
Columbia: A Travel Review


Kirsten Halling
Creating Beginning Buy-in through Positive Messaging 

James Leow
Elvia Andia Grágeda: The World’s First Certified OPI Tester for Quechua

Amye R. Sukapdjo
En Français 

Megan Murphy
Grant Funds Francophone Africa Cultural Experience for Teacher  

Kimberly Clifford
Get Them Talking!  

Lindsay Dollinger
Leadership Tours Offer a New Type of Trip for Students 

Klaryssa Seigley
Spotlight on New Teachers

Tricia Becker
The Love of Languages Runs in the Family 

Marcia Davis
Vamos a Buscar 


OFLA Conference, Cincinnati, April 2-4, 2020 

2020 Central States Conference on the Teaching of Foreign Languages