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  • 16 May 2020 10:18 AM | Anonymous

    Fantastic ATJO Spring 2020 Newsletter, check it out!  Thank you so much to all the contributors and to the incredible Japanese language teaching community!

  • 22 Apr 2020 11:25 AM | COFLT (Administrator)

    A message from our friends at Michigan State University:

    As we all look for guidance on transitioning language courses online for summer and possibly the next academic year, I wanted to share a professional development opportunity available through the Center for Language Teaching advancement (CeLTA) and the English Language Center (ELC) at Michigan State University. 

    Introduction to Online Language Teaching is a fully online, six-week course designed for experienced classroom instructors who want to make the transition to teaching languages online. The course is led by a master instructor with extensive online teaching experience. While each participant will bring their own pedagogical background, the course presupposes a task-based, proficiency-oriented view of language instruction. Course participants will gain an understanding of key criteria and conceptual frameworks used to describe online pedagogy, and will develop expertise in the areas of course quality and design, accessibility, and media. We are offering two sessions of this course this summer:

    Summer Session 1: May 18th - June 26th

    Summer Session 2: July 6th - August 14th

    The online nature of the course exposes participants to all of the affordances and constraints of an online environment for language teaching and learning, allowing them to experience a student’s perspective firsthand. This includes engaging in a variety of tasks and discussions, which are meant to be a non-comprehensive sampling of the possibilities of online learning. Participants will receive feedback from the instructor and, by the end of the course, will have developed a principled plan for developing an online course at their own institution. For more information and instructions on how to sign up, please visit the course website at olt.cal.msu.edu.
    Michigan State University

    Please do not hesitate to reach out to me directly if you have any questions. 

    Luca Giupponi

    Educational Technology Coordinator, English Language Center (ELC)
    Educational Technology Specialist, Center for Language Teaching Advancement (CeLTA)


  • 13 May 2019 8:47 AM | Anonymous

    Like Brigadoon, the International Association for Language Learning Technology (IALLT) biannual conference only surfaces in the Pacific Northwest once in a great while. This is your chance to experience 3 days of exciting workshops, presentations, and panel discussions. IALLT is an eclectic mix of K-16 attendees with backgrounds in language teaching, curricular innovation, technology and publishing, The keynote speaker is Michele Aoki, Ph.D from Seattle Public Schools. We hope you can join in Eugene, June 19-22. For more information about the program, see: https://iallt.org/iallt-2019/

  • 14 Mar 2019 8:39 AM | Anonymous

    Corvallis and Crescent Valley High Schools will be hiring a new French teacher for the 2019-2020 school year.  For more information, click on this link!

  • 13 Mar 2019 3:16 PM | Anonymous

    Professor Thierry Durand at Linfield College attended our Spring Workshops and won some free money to take share pastries with colleagues and do some collaborating in the process.  Here's what he had to say:

    "Le premier café de français de l’année c’est très bien passé, c’est dommage que tu n’ai pas pu venir !"


  • 10 Dec 2018 9:00 AM | Anonymous

    Adjunct Spanish Instructor needed, winter term 2019.  Mt Hood Community College, 26000 SE Stark St., Gresham, Oregon 97030.  SPAN101 class (First -year Spanish I), Tuesdays and Thursdays, 1:10-3:30 PM.  Please contact HR at www.mhcc.edu<http://www.mhcc.edu>.

  • 26 Oct 2018 8:51 AM | Anonymous
    Full-time, temporary French teacher at North Salem High School in Salem, OR beginning in January 2019.  For more information, see the following link: https://salemkeizer.tedk12.com/hire/ViewJob.aspx?JobID=8938 
  • 22 Aug 2018 12:46 PM | Anonymous

    Registration is open for the bi-annual Bi-State WAFLT-COFLT Fall Conference! The WAFLT-COFLT 2018 Fall Conference will be held on October 11-13, 2018 in Portland, OR at the Jantzen Beach Red Lion.  The theme of the conference is "Where Language Educators Meet" and we are so so SO excited about the keynote presenters and sessions that will be offered.  For more information about the conference and the link to registration, please follow this link for more details about the 2018 Fall Bi-State WAFLT-COFLT Conference.


  • 20 Aug 2018 3:08 PM | COFLT (Administrator)


    American Academy of Arts & Science Commission on Language Learning

    In support of its recent report, America’s Languages: Investing in Language Education for the 21st Century, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences recently released a call-to-action signed by 37 individuals and over 150 organizations who urge greater support for languages in order to maintain and enhance American global leadership. The report recommends that the U.S. provide access to languages for all age groups, prepare more language teachers, promote public-private partnerships in language education, support heritage and indigenous language communities, and encourage international learning experiences. The American Academy will continue to collect endorsements for “Bridging America’s Language Gap” and will update the document periodically. For more information, view the call-to-action and The America’s Languages report. To join the effort, contact John Tessitore, American Academy senior program advisor, at jtessitore@amacad.org.

  • 19 Jul 2018 10:29 AM | Anonymous

    Valley Catholic High School is seeking a full-time Spanish teacher for the 2018-2019 academic year. The teaching load consists of three sections of level III and two sections of level IV.  Candidates should have a degree in Spanish and hold an Oregon teaching license. For more information, use the link below:

    https://theapplicantmanager.com/jobs?pos=so442&fs=1.0em

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