Spanish Position in Kelso, WA

logo2The Kelso School District has and opening for a 1.0 FTE Spanish Teacher at Kelso High School in Kelso, WA beginning the 2015/2016 school year. Applications are online via the Kelso School District website at

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Position available: long-term French sub

mcmLogoThe French teacher at McMinnville High School will be taking maternity leave Fall semester of 2015.  She is seeking a long-term French sub for the months of September and October.  For further information, contact Erica Zimmerman at

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Spanish Position at Jesuit High School

jesuitJesuit High School is a Catholic, college preparatory school in the Jesuit tradition. Located in suburban southwest Portland, Oregon, Jesuit became a coeducational school in the fall of 1993. To meet the needs associated with our enrollment and growth, we are seeking professionals who have the ability to provide academic, educational and personal talents toward our goal of preparing “men and women for others.”


MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:  Teach 5 sections of any level of Spanish

QUALIFICATIONS: Passion for and skill in teaching high school level Spanish.Teaching license required, (Oregon license preferred or in the process of obtaining Oregon licensure).

CLOSING DATE: April 30, 2015

STARTING DATE: August 24, 2015

Jesuit High School seeks a diverse applicant pool for this position. We welcome teachers of diverse religious, ethnic, national, cultural, linguistic, and educational backgrounds to apply.



  1. Visit JHS website (under About Us) to download application.
  2. Complete the application and return it, along with the requested supporting documents.

Jesuit High School makes employment decisions without regard to race, color, sex, national origin, marital status, age, and disability unrelated to job performance. Jesuit High School hires without regard to religion when Catholic faith is not a job requirement, and welcomes people of all faiths.

Vacancy Notice Spanish 4-13-15 (pdf)

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Should Computer Coding Be Offered As A Foreign Language? . Radio | OPB

Should Computer Coding Be Offered As A Foreign Language? . Radio | OPB.

Oregon lawmakers are proposing that computer coding be counted towards foreign language requirements for high school students. If HB 2766 passes, high school students will be allowed to take computer coding in lieu of traditional language classes, such as Spanish or French. Proponents of the bill argue (pdf) that coding is an important job skill that students can use anywhere in the world. Opponents say (pdf) that computer coding classes do not have the same cultural value as traditional language classes, which also include material on history and customs. Oregon is not alone in this debate; Texas passed similar legislation last year.

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Rigoberta Menchú Tum to Speak

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Winner of the Nobel Peace Prize in 1992, activist for the rights of Guatemala’s indigenous peoples. Ganador del Premio Nobel de la Paz en 1992, el activista por los derechos de los pueblos indígenas de Guatemala.

Thursday, April 16, 2015 • Jueves, 16 de abril 2015

6:30-8 pm

Jefferson High School, 5210 N. Kerby

Presentation in Spanish in the Auditorium. Live feed video and simultaneous translation in the Cafeteria.Ms. Menchú Tum is here for the Northwest PeaceJam Conference in Eugene, April 17-19.

Conference signup for students:

Presentación en español en el Auditorio. Imágenes de vídeo de Live y traducción simultánea en la Cafetería.Sra. Menchú Tum es en Oregon por la Conferencia PeaceJam en Eugene, abril 17 a 19.

Signup Conferencia para estudiantes:

Rigoberta-Menchu-Poster (pdf)

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Job Opportunity: Spanish

Position available to teach Spanish 1 and 2 and MS Spanish at Perrydale High School.  The assignment is from 11:30 to 3:30 Monday through Thursday.   Please contact Principal Sheila McCartney  for more details.

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Leadership Initiative for Language Learning


Summer Institute

July 21-23, 2015
The Ohio State University
Columbus, Ohio

Theme: Educator Effectiveness in Language Learning

The Leadership Initiative for Language Learning seeks to

  • empower individuals to become agents for change,
  • foster a growth mindset focused on effective teaching and learning, and
  • purposefully nurture leadership skills, all in the service of learners.

LILL’s summer initiative is based on the premise that every educator is a leader every day and strives to be highly effective. For language educators, effectiveness is demonstrated by evidence of learners’ growth in proficiency, including their growth in literacy. Join language educators, teacher leaders, and national experts to explore issues important to you. Help shape the conversations, engage in the learning, and create your proactive plan to make a difference in your educator effectiveness and that of your colleagues. Discover your sphere of influence for effecting change and engage with others eager to share your learning.

Learn more.


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ODE Standards for Second Language

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Oregon Department of Education Second Language Resources

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Job Announcement: University of Oregon

Logo_CASLSColorThe Center for Applied Second Language Studies (CASLS) at the University of Oregon is hiring of Language Technology Specialist to design, pilot, and revise curricular materials for learners studying a second and/or foreign language at the high school and university levels. CASLS’ language learning programs often utilize emerging technologies and take advantage of online and hybrid contexts. The Language Technology Specialist may work with language experts who will provide input and guidance on language-specific issues. Curriculum should be aligned with national standards. Design work will include the creation of a scope and sequence, timeline of instructional activities, instructional manuals, learning materials, and in-class assessments and rubrics. All curricula should be piloted and revised to ensure the highest quality.

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16 Resources for Teaching Foreign Language

From EDUDEMIC, 16 Resources for Teaching Foreign Language.

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