• 13 Mar 2017 1:27 PM | COFLT (Administrator)

    Oregon Episcopal School is seeking an experienced, innovative educator to teach Mandarin language and Chinese culture in its Middle School. This individual will teach sixth, seventh, and eighth grade Mandarin with the possibility of an additional section of Mandarin I in the Upper School as needed. This teacher will collaborate with the World Languages Department on articulating a scope and sequence for Mandarin education at OES and will support Upper School Mandarin language trips. 

    For more information, see the job posting.

    APPLICATION PROCESS: Please visit the OES website at to learn more about the School and its programs. Interested candidates should forward cover letter, resume, and completed application, to the attention of Middle School Division Head Ann Sulzer at, or Oregon Episcopal School, at 6300 SW Nicol Road, Portland, OR 97223. Open until filled. No phone calls please. 
  • 11 Dec 2016 8:10 PM | Anonymous

    George Fox University announces a tenure-track faculty position in Spanish at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor, to begin in August 2017. The successful candidate will teach a range of Spanish acquisition and Latin American or Iberian culture and literature classes for majors, non-majors, and Spanish heritage speakers. Service as department chair for the Department of World Languages is desired, though not required.

    For more details, please consult the George Fox University website.

  • 02 Nov 2016 2:20 PM | Natalie (Administrator)

    Come for a one week Spanish immersion experience this summer! 

    June 26-30, 2017

    Beginning through Superior level classes. 

    Find more information at:

  • 14 Sep 2016 2:54 PM | Anonymous

    Message from Paul Peterson, Assistant Superintendent of Northwest Regional ESD, about work for part-time online Spanish and French teachers:

    Due to the increased demand we’ve seen this year for ORVED’s online courses, and especially Spanish and French, ORVED is looking for more Foreign Language teachers!  ORVED teachers work online, set their own hours, and determine how many students they want to teach (max of 59 students per teacher), to make online learning rigorous and authentic for students throughout Oregon.  ORVED works in partnership with schools to provide blended and online learning options for students within their local school and community.  This is part time work, so if you know an Oregon licensed teacher of Spanish or French (grades 6-12) who might want to work some on the side to supplement their income, or even a retired teacher who might want to work a little doing what they love, please let them know we have students on waiting lists right now, and Principal Kerri Smith would love to hear from them.  She can be reached at (503) 614-1300 or

    Thank you!

    -Paul Peterson

    Assistant Superintendent

    Northwest Regional ESD
  • 30 Aug 2016 2:16 PM | COFLT (Administrator)

    The 2016 COFLT-WAFLT Joint Conference will take place at Sheraton Portland Airport on October 13-15, 2016.  The conference is hosted jointly by COFLT and WAFLT. The theme is "Impact COFLT-WAFLT."  

    National keynote speakers and workshop presenters include Martina Bex, Stephen KrashenCarol Gaab, and Karen Rowan.

    Conference Registration

    • Register by October 1 to Ensure Meals 
    • We must give the hotel final meal counts on October 1.  Any conference registrations received after October 1 will not include meals.  

    • Conference Registration (does not include membership):
      $ 130 member, $ 90 student/retired member
      $ 250 non-member

    Pre-and Post-Conference Workshops:  

    • Registration for Stephen Krashen and Karen Rowan's pre-conference workshop is limited to 100 participants.  Register soon to reserve your spot.  Krashen Pre-Conference Workshop fee: $100. 
    • Post-conference workshops with Carol Gaab and Martina Bex are also limited to 50 participants each. Gaab or Bex Post-Conference Workshop fee: $25.
  • 20 May 2016 2:30 PM | COFLT (Administrator)

    At its meeting in San Diego, CA in November 2015, the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) Board of Directors approved a proposal to make changes to the way the organization delivers benefits to its members. As a result of this action, on July 1, ACTFL will unveil a new tiered membership structure.

    Since its founding in 1967, ACTFL has offered membership based on the career stage of the individual—Regular, New Teacher, Student, Retired. Moving forward, membership categories will be benefit-driven, giving members more control over the benefits they receive and in what format. ACTFL has created some unique membership packages that will allow language educators to choose the benefits that best help them achieve their professional goals, including a BASIC online-only level, a PLUS level that closely mirrors the existing package of benefits, and PREFERRED levels that bundle professional development like ACTFL virtual learning modules, as well as some of ACTFL’s acclaimed publications.

    For existing members, nothing will change until the next renewal period. At that time, members will have the ability to choose which new membership level works best for them. As an added convenience, they’ll also be able to pay for their membership in installments and/or set up auto-renewal. 

    Questions about ACTFL membership? Contact ACTFL at (703) 894-2900 or

  • 11 Apr 2016 1:51 PM | COFLT (Administrator)

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    Call for Applications! 

    2016 Global and Area Studies Summer Research Lab at Illinois

    The Center for Global Studies at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, is pleased to announce fellowships and development grants to support the internationalization of community colleges nationwide. We invite applications from faculty, librarians, and administrators interested in expanding global studies curricula, instruction in less commonly taught languages, library collections or international education programs at their home institutions. Fellows will have the opportunity to work one-on-one with international and area studies reference librarians and explore the unlimited print and online resources of the University of Illinois Library.

    Now that this opportunity is available for community college faculty, librarians, and administrators, the Center for Global Studies would like to ask for your assistance in publicizing this call for applications. Our center would greatly appreciate if you could forward this announcement to interested parties through your institution's resource pages, newsletters, social media outlets and listservs.

    The 2016 Global and Area Studies Summer Lab is open from July 18 until July 29. Fellowships will cover travel, housing, and parking costs and a research honorarium for select participants. Participants will be eligible to receive subsequent development grants. For more information on awards, eligibility, and instructions to apply, visit our website. 

    The Center for Global Studies partners with the Russian, East European, and Eurasian Center (REEEC) to promote the internationalization of community college curricula. Follow this link for more information on fellowships and the Summer Research Lab at REEEC. Participants in the two programs will be invited to share their work and establish collaborations in a joint workshop on July 22

    To be considered for full funding, please submit an online application by May 2, 2016.

    Applications will be accepted until May 17, 2016.

    Are you interested in exchanging ideas on international partnerships and engagements with representatives of higher education from around the world? Participate in the Conference on Global Collaboration in Higher Education at Illinois, August 1-2, 2016. Additional funding may be available for Summer Lab participants.

    This program is made possible by generous funds from the U.S. Department of Education Title VI Program and co-sponsorships from the Center for East Asian and Pacific Studies, the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies and the Center for South Asian and Middle Eastern Studies.

     Center for Global Studies

    University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
    303 International Studies Building
    910 South Fifth Street
    Champaign, IL 61820 USA

    Phone: (217) 265-5186
    Fax: (217) 333-6270

    © 2014–2016 University of Illinois Board of Trustees

  • 28 Mar 2016 3:24 PM | COFLT (Administrator)

    Greetings from the University of Colorado Boulder!

    My name is Edwige Simon, I am the Director of the Elevate Certificate in Technology Integration in the World Language Curriculum offered elevate-certificate.pngby the University of Colorado Boulder ( Elevate is a brand new, fully online and very affordable graduate program designed specifically for language educators.

    Our next course will be on Telecollaboration and Language Learning and teach how to organize linguistic and cultural exchanges with partner classes abroad using simple and free tools such as blogs, Skype, or e-mail. It is an 8 week, fully online course worth 2 graduate credits. Tuition for this course $640.

    Please check out the attached flier and help us spread the word about this unique program by sharing it with your fellow language teachers in Oregon. 

    Feel free to email me or call me if you have any questions or suggestions for Elevate or if you would like to see a copy of the syllabus for the upcoming course. My cell phone is (303) 249-5970.

    Thank you for your time!


    Elevate is growing! We are adding new courses. Join the Elevate mailing list to get notified of upcoming courses, program news and scholarship information.


    Edwige Simon, PhD
    Director of the Elevate Program
    Founding Editor of the FLTMAG.COM 

    Anderson Language & Technology Center 
    The University of Colorado at Boulder
    Hellems 147
    (303) 492-7225

  • 17 Mar 2016 7:15 PM | Anonymous

    Position Opening: 1.0 FTE Spanish Teacher Jesuit High School

    Job Opening: 1.0 FTE Spanish Teacher. Click here to view the vacancy notice. The teacher application is below. The deadline is March 30, 2016.

    To download a teacher application, please click here. If you have any questions regarding the teaching application, please contact Linda Pieratt

  • 17 Feb 2016 7:50 PM | COFLT (Administrator)

    Southern Oregon University offers the Summer Language Institute, designed specifically for high school and middle school teachers. 

    SOU SLI Brochure.pdf

    Please note that the application deadline is only two weeks away, on March 3, 2016! 

    The Summer Language Institute is a unique and intensive program. Students can earn their MA degree in Spanish or French Language Teaching over the course of three summers, or take classes for professional development, all on site in beautiful Guanajuato, Mexico or Angers, France.  

    Please see our web page for complete information. 

    Thank you, 


    Joanna Steinman
    Graduate Program Specialist
    Southern Oregon University

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