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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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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CLASSRoad Online Education

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September 2014

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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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http://fluidsurveys.com/s/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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Middlebury Interactive Languages Seeks Oregon Teachers

MiddleburyInteractiveMiddlebury Interactive Languages, the recognized leader in world language education for K-12,is looking for experienced Oregon world language teachers to join our team of passionate educators. Turn your foreign language education teaching experience in a new direction–teach online and prepare the next generation to compete in a global world.

Middlebury Interactive teachers use research-based immersion teaching standards to deliver instruction in online world language course(s) and provide ongoing student support to ensure a successful virtual classroom experience and course completion. Candidates must hold a U.S. state teaching certificate

Oregon teachers are needed in Spanish, French, German, Latin, and Chinese.

Please contact Beth Gaunce: bgaunce@middleburyinteractive.com or go to www.middleburyinteractive.com and click “Careers” to apply.

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St. Mary’s Academy Spanish Teacher vacancy

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Start Date: August 22

GENERAL SUMMARY: Full-time Spanish teacher needed. Capacity to teach levels 1-4. Current opening is for a Spanish 3 and 4 teacher. Some flexibility in course assignments may be possible dependent on experience. This full-time position includes a Teacher Advisory/homeroom and in-house substitution. All full-time faculty positions include extra duties.

QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelors or Master’s degree in Secondary Education, Current Oregon Licensure required: Initial I/II, Continuing or Standard Teaching License, Spanish endorsement.

Application Guidelines: Please download an application from www.stmaryspdx.org. Send completed application, Letter of Inquiry, resume and professional references to: Alena Kelly, Assistant Principal for Academics, St. Mary’s Academy, 1615 SW 5th Ave., Portland, OR 97201. No phone calls, please

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Fall Conference Call for Papers

Would you like to present at the Fall joint COFLT-WAFLT conference in October? The formal deadline to submit your session proposal has passed.  If you are interested in presenting, there may be a limited number of spaces open.  Please contact Bridget Yaden (byaden@plu.edu) for details.

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SAVE THE DATE: Fall Conference

Fall joint COFLT-WAFLT Conference will take place

October 9-11, 2014

at the Hilton Hotel and Convention Center

in Vancouver, Washington.

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