• 04 Jun 2018 2:47 PM | Scott (Administrator)

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    This spring, four German high school teachers from the Eugene area got together to collaborate and exchange ideas for teaching German. We had a lot of fun sharing the newest Apps related to German language learning and the culture of the German speaking countries. Germany has welcomed many immigrants in the recent past, which sparked a wave of new materials for German as a second language. Many of these materials can be adapted to our classroom teaching, and they provide a great addition to our textbooks. The textbooks and the curricula we use were another topic we discussed. Many of us are working with old textbooks while eagerly waiting for ODE to approve new, 21 st century materials that will match today’s technology. We shared our experiences of using IPads and Chromebooks, along with Google Classroom. We want to thank the Center for Languages and International Collaboration at Pacific University for sponsoring this event. In the World Language departments at our schools we sometimes get lonely, as the only ones teaching German. Sharing materials that are specific to our language was very helpful and enriching.

    Ideas Exchange for Teachers of German in Eugene

    1. Media Apps for following German current news

    2. Ideas for teaching the topic of immigration: have students share their family stories before they discuss the topic Incorporating grammar structure of the Genitiv: die Familie meiner Mutter.

    3. Textbooks being used: Team Deutsch: Textbook; Deutsch Aktuell;

    4. App: Gothe Institut und ARD: Ankommen,

    5. Green Screen App to produce videos.

  • 17 Apr 2018 8:20 AM | Scott (Administrator)

    Ohara Catholic School in Eugene, Oregon is looking for a Full time Middle school Spanish teacher.

  • 11 Apr 2018 2:05 PM | Anonymous

    Traverse Portland
    June 25, 26, 27

    Imagine a workshop where you head off campus in a bus. Imagine a conference where you're one of the experts speaking from the stage. Imagine learning new ways to teach by doing them, hands-on, like a student would. Imagine brainstorming with Post-Its and a local microbrew as you sit on a patio with a view of the Rockies. Imagine an experience where you not only leave with new ideas, but leave with new collaborators.

    Traverse is a different kind of professional experience for educators. It's hands-on, real-world, and built on the expertise of the people in the room. It's a small group of innovative educators learning together and caring about each other beyond the event itself. At Traverse, you'll be challenged to try things, take risks, make connections with other educators, and leave inspired to lead your school toward the future of learning.

    Traverse is focused on real-world learning as the future of education. "Real-world learning" isn't about one method: it refers to any learning experience that challenges students with real problems, situations, and opportunities. Real-world learning can happen in any and all disciplines. Different educators might call pieces of it project-based learning (PBL), inquiry-based learning, expeditionary learning, service learning, experiential learning, and/or design thinking. 

  • 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)
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    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:

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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