• 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

  • 17 May 2017 8:17 AM | Anonymous

    Chinese Language Teachers Association--Oregon (CLTA-OR) received $500 of Professional Development Grant from the CLTA-US headquarters. Half of the grant ($250) will be used to support Chinese language teachers who do presentations at COFLT annual conferences. This scholarship will be able to support a maximum of 5 teachers for the 2017-18 school year, by offering $50 per teacher. Find more details through

  • 15 May 2017 7:26 PM | Anonymous

    Job description here!

    Ability to teach Spanish as well would sweeten the deal.

  • 02 May 2017 3:20 PM | COFLT (Administrator)


    Riverside Jr/Sr High School in Boardman, Oregon, is looking for a Spanish / ELL teacher – the job opening is located on the  district website:

  • 14 Mar 2017 11:57 AM | COFLT (Administrator)

    Dear Language Educator,

    Thanks to all of you who participated in last Wednesday's state advocacy call! Watch the recording or download the slides.

    If you weren't able to join, we shared several critical actions you can take right now!

    Are you already a seasoned activist? Try this out!

    • Visit the ESSA State Implementation Map and find out WHO is the appropriate State Education Association (SEA) person in your state to contact
    • THEN ... Encourage that SEA employee to include increased World Languages funding in the state's Title IV-A grant request

    There are also actions you can take once a week:

    Want to share a state advocacy accomplishment? Have a question? Need help with the Seal of Biliteracy program? Have a legislative update or tip to share? Email Trey Calvin, Program Coordinator.

    Thanks for all your continued efforts!

  • 13 Mar 2017 2:41 PM | COFLT (Administrator)

    In 2014, a bipartisan group of members of Congress asked the American Academy of Arts and Sciences to undertake a new study of the nation’s language education needs. Four members of the United States Senate—Tammy Baldwin (D-Wisconsin), Mark Kirk (R-Illinois), Orrin Hatch (R-Utah), and Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii)—and four members of the House of Representatives—Rush Holt (D-New Jersey), Leonard Lance (R-New Jersey), David Price (D-North Carolina), and Don Young (R-Alaska)—signed two letters requesting that the Academy provide answers to the following questions:

    How does language learning influence economic growth, cultural diplomacy, the productivity of future generations, and the fulfillment of all Americans? What actions should the nation take to ensure excellence in all languages as well as international education and research, including how we may more effectively use current resources to advance language attainment?

    In response to this request, the Academy created the Commission on Language Learning. The Commission’s final report, America’s Languages: Investing in Language Learning for the 21st Century, offers concrete recommendations to improve access to as many languages as possible, for people of every age, ethnicity, and socioeconomic background.

    Support for the Commission was provided by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Henry Luce Foundation, and resources from the Academy’s New Initiatives Fund.

      Title and Synopsis To Order

    America’s Languages: Investing in Language Education for the 21st Century 
    American Academy of Arts & Sciences, 2017
    Buy from the Academy

    Free Download: 
       PDF document

    The State of Languages in the U.S.: A Statistical Portrait 
    American Academy of Arts and Sciences, 2016
    Buy from the Academy

    Free Download: 
       PDF document

    Additional Resources

  • 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. 

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