• 05 Apr 2018 3:09 PM | Scott (Administrator)

    "On Thursday March 22nd, Jozef Rodríguez Bohórquez (Fulbright Foreign Language Assistant of Spanish at Pacific University), and I, Carolina García Díaz (Fulbright Foreign Language Assistant of Spanish at Lewis & Clark College) took advantage of the fact that both of us were in L.A and decided to meet up to have great Japanese food and talk. We met at the restaurant Daikokuya and we ate some really delicious food while talking about our Language Assistant experience in our respective colleges. We both exchanged tips and ideas to make the learning process in our classrooms fun and didactic. It was a fantastic dinner! "

  • 03 Apr 2018 11:23 AM | Scott (Administrator)

    Thank you so much for the $25 scholarship. It was the perfect opportunity for my colleague, Erica Hergert, and I to get together at Broadway Commons in Salem, Oregon. We are both the only language teacher in our buildings, and don't have enough opportunities to catch up and compare what we're doing in our Spanish classes. Thanks in part to a little late afternoon caffeine and a great atmosphere, we made progress toward aligning our programs according to proficiency standards, and made an assessment for our 8th-graders. Although you can work together in a school, we highly recommend applying for the $50 scholarship from COFLT and doing your work somewhere more fun!

  • 19 Mar 2018 3:58 PM | Scott (Administrator)

    ANDEO is looking for a full-time Cultural Exchange Associate who is enthusiastic about cultural exchange, enjoys challenges, loves communicating, gets excited about data and details, and would love to work with people from around the world.  Click here for more information.

  • 28 Feb 2018 10:45 AM | COFLT (Administrator)

    Saint Thomas Academy in Mendota Heights Minnesota seeks a Full-time High School Spanish Teacher, grades 9-12, for the 2018-19 school year. The qualified candidate will be willing to embrace the mission of Saint Thomas Academy and the philosophy of the World Language Department.

    Job Qualifications

    •  Appropriate degree and experience working with middle and/or high school students required.

    •  Advanced degree and appropriate licensure preferred.

    Institution Description

    Saint Thomas Academy is a Catholic private school located in Mendota Heights, MN that offers college-preparatory, military/leadership for male students in grades 6-12. For more than 130 years, the Saint Thomas Academy community of students, parents, faculty, and alumni has prepared young men in an environment influenced by the message of Jesus Christ to succeed in college and life. STA's tradition, discipline, and spirit influence the life of a young man long after graduation.

    Further Instructions:
    Qualified candidates should send a cover letter, resume and references to:
    Deborah Berglund, HR Payroll and Benefits Specialist, Saint Thomas Academy, via email or mail to 949 Mendota Heights Road, Mendota Heights, MN 55120

  • 08 Feb 2018 12:38 PM | Scott (Administrator)
    FLIS, the University of Oregon’s annual celebration and exploration of language and culture learning,  is Friday, May 4. The day’s events run from 8:30 to 3:00, and will take place in the EMU student union, now a remarkable space for large events. There will be more than 80 presentations by UO faculty, students, and specially invited guests on languages from Arabic to Zulu. FLIS is aimed at high school students, grades 9-12. Registration is is $10.00 per student, and is open until we reach our capacity of 1600.
    For more information, see our website,  contact us by phone 541-346-4011or email

  • 31 Jan 2018 9:55 AM | COFLT (Administrator)
    Plaza de Espana

    Join a Professional Development Seminar This Summer

    Every summer, Spanish Studies Abroad offers a course in Seville, Spain called Culture in the Classroom for teachers, or soon-to-be-teachers, of Spanish. This course is specifically designed to develop instructional curriculum in the field of Spanish language pedagogy.

    For both veteran teachers of Spanish as a second language, and university students preparing to work as an educator, this course offers a unique professional development experience focused on deepening intercultural knowledge and experiences. 

    Read below for information on the course and how to register. You may also click here for more information. If you know of anyone who may be interested, feel free to pass this newsletter along!

    Experiential Learning: Reflective Practice

    Culture in the Classroom is a dynamic seminar presenting practical strategies for integrating grammar, reading, writing, speaking and listening into cultural activities. It provides opportunities to observe Spanish language and culture classes being taught at our Seville Center, a historic mansion downtown, and to discuss methodology and strategies with professors in round-table discussions.

    Participants keep a journal to record and reflect on a wide array of strategies and tools for integrating cultural themes into their lesson plans. By the end of the course, they will have a portfolio of materials to incorporate into activities and exercises in the classroom.

    Cultural Immersion: Host Families

     Through living with a host family, participants integrate experience with pedagogy.

    Everyday learning is brought into the classroom to expand cultural perception and improve Spanish language instruction.

    Registration is available now!

    • Professionals wishing to enroll in Culture in the Classroom summer seminar may do so through this link.
    • Registration will be open until April 15th, 2018.
    • The dates of this program are June 29th to July 21st, 2018.
    • The price per participant is $4,500. Discounts are available for current teachers.

    If you have any questions, feel free to contact us:
    Phone: (413) 256-0011

  • 21 Nov 2017 10:47 PM | Anonymous

    The Medford School District has an immediate job opening for a full-time French teacher at South Medford High School. Rosemary Tutland retired last year and the new French teacher they hired is apparently quitting now. Apparently, they are looking for someone who can teach through the remainder of this year, when they would conduct a broader search.  The position consists of 6 classes, 4 different preps (one class is a combo ¾). 

     Go to this page to apply:

  • 26 Sep 2017 4:29 PM | COFLT (Administrator)

    Zeitgeist Northwest will present the 8th Annual Portland German Film Festival October 6 – 10, 2017 at  Cinema 21.

    Our annual festival showcases feature films, documentaries and short films that represent the state-of-the-art in German film making. We are also delighted to include films from Austria and Switzerland to give our audience the chance to experience the diversity, history and progress of German-speaking countries in Europe. All films are shown in German with English subtitles to allow a broad audience access to these German-language movies.

    Film is a dynamic medium with the power to educate, inspire, intrigue and bring people together. Now in its 8th year, the Portland German Film Festival continues to offer thought-provoking and entertaining German language cinema to the U.S. Spanning first-releases, dynamic documentaries, up-and-coming new artists to wonderful children’s fare, and classic films. The festival offers something for everyone.

  • 26 Sep 2017 11:31 AM | COFLT (Administrator)

    Pacific University is hosting a francophone film festival in October and November.  Films will be screened in the Forest Theater in Forest Grove. Films are accompanied by pre- or post-screening discussion with Pacific faculty.  The films are free and open to the public.


    Wed.  10/4  7pm  My Life as a Zucchini 
    Post-screening discussion led by Prof. Jennifer Hardacker

    Wed. 10/11  (National Coming Out Day)  Blue is the Warmest Color 
    6:30 pm pre-screening discussion led by Prof. JayeCee Whitehead & Prof. Jeanne-Sarah de Larquier; screening at 7pm

    Fri.  10/20  7pm **Marsh Hall Taylor Auditorium 216**  Black Girl
    Post-screening discussion led by Prof. Rick Jobs

    Wed. 10/25 7pm Elle
    Pre-screening discussion led by Prof. TBA (likely Prof. Martha Rampton)

    Wed. 11/1  (National Muslim Appreciation Month)  Fatima
    6:30 pm pre-screening discussion led by Prof. Ramona Ilea; screening at 7pm

    Wed. 11/8  Homeland-Irak-Year-Zero. Part1   
    6:30 pm pre-screening discussion led by Prof. Jim Moore; screening at 7pm 

    Th. 11/9  Homeland-Irak-Year-Zero. Part2 
    6:30 pm pre-screening discussion led by Prof. Jim Moore; screening at 7pm

    Wed. 11/15 7pm  Frantz 
    Pre-screening discussion led by Prof. Lorely French

    Forest Theater is located at 1911 Pacific Ave, Forest Grove, OR 97116

Contact COFLT:
email us: cofltoregon at gmail com
COFLT,  A-153, Pacific University, 2043 College Way, Forest Grove OR 97116
COFLT is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. 

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