Spring Conference Call for Presentations

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Inspire. Engage. Transform.

The 2015 Spring Conference is just around the corner.  We are now accepting proposals for both workshops and presentations.

Submit your presentation proposal using the form below.

Submission Deadline: Friday, January 31, 2015

Final Notification of Selection: Friday, February 7th

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Spring Conference Registration now open!

Registration for the 2015 COFLT Spring Conference at Willamette University in Salem, OR on March 7th, 2015 is now open!

Use the following link to register!


See you there!


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Keynote Slides Now Available

Slides to Mary Lynn Redmond’s keynote address at the Fall COFLT-WAFLT Conference are now available.  They provide a guide to a lot of great content on the ACTFL website.

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French Teacher Needed at West Linn High School

West Linn High School has an immediate opening for a  French Teacher.
Licensed French teachers interested in a full-time position at West Linn High School near Portland, OR, teaching French 1 (2 sections), French 2 (1 section), French 3 (2 sections), please visit the district website to apply.
The position is listed as Temporary because the school year has started, but it may become a permanent position.
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Screen Shot 2014-10-15 at 1.43.58 PM AFS Intercultural Programs USA is a sponsor of the COFLT Fall Conference.  Visit www.afsusa.org for more information about sharing your life with and AFT Exchange Student.

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2014 Fall Conference Evaluation

If you attended the Fall COFLT WAFLT Bi-State Conference, please take a few minutes to complete a conference evaluation.

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CLASSRoad Online Education


September 2014


Dear Colleague,

CLASSRoad, a leader in online professional development and resources for world language educators, is currently developing a new website called LangCred as part of STARTALK’s infrastructure development initiative. We are reaching out to world language professionals such as yourself to provide input through a brief questionnaire about your experiences in obtaining information online about teacher certification. We hope to better understand the quality and scope of information currently available on state education websites, and how information about certification for world language teachers in particular is presented. Our goal is to produce a website that makes finding and using such information as easy as possible.

The questionnaire is short. All responses will remain confidential.

Please feel free to forward the survey to colleagues.

To begin the survey please press the Survey button below.

Should you have any questions or comments please contact Mayeen Farooqui, the Project Director for LangCred at Mayeen@classroad.com.

Many Thanks,
Mayeen Farooqui M.A. Ed.
Project Director LangCred



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ADFL Guidelines for Online and Hybrid Language Education

The Association of Departments of Foreign Languages has recently published a position paper on  “Suggested Best Practices and Resources for the Implementation of Hybrid and Online Language Courses.The article includes selected resources related to online and hybrid language instruction.

Some highlights from the article:

Many hybrid and online courses in other disciplines contain teacher-centered, lecture-driven instruction. This model is ineffective for language teaching, which requires a student-centered approach to sufficiently develop learner proficiency in the four modalities of reading, listening, speaking, and writing.

Effective adaptations. The modification of language course activities for online instruction will ensure that the incorporation of online components results in learning experiences that are at least as effective and valuable as those of traditional courses. Such adaptations might include the use of video, podcasts, chat rooms, message boards, Web sites, mobile apps, and online workbook activities.

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Job: HS French Teacher in West Linn

West Linn High School has a 1 year temporary full time French position open.  The administration would like to fill this position as soon as possible.  If you know of any French language teachers who might be looking for work as a high school teacher, please refer him or her to the district website:  https://wlwv.tedk12.com/hire/index.aspx

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WAFLT-COFLT Fall Conference: Oct 9-11

The 2014 Fall WAFLT-COFLT bistate conference, Reaching Global Competence, will take place October 9-11, 2014 in Vancouver, WA at the Hilton Hotel and Convention Center.

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