The OFLA Mission

Every Ohio student will be proficient in a second language, which is essential to a world-class education.

The OFLA Vision

The Ohio Foreign Language Association is committed to articulated, standards-based world language study beginning in the primary grades, so that every learner, from early childhood through adult, acquires a high level of communicative and intercultural competence.

The OFLA Strategic Plan

  1. Establish clear expectations for foreign language learners.
  2. Build the capacity of foreign language educators to prepare learners to demonstrate their proficiency.
  3. Build support for foreign language instruction among parents, policy leaders, the business community and opinion leaders in the media.
  4. Advocate to attract, support and retain highly qualified foreign language educators.

Contact the OFLA Public Relations and Advocacy Chair

Advocate for foreign langauge by educating the public and  Washington Post.  Read this article (A new window will open.) and post your response.  Please defend why students need to learn a foreign language in high school!

Advocacy for Languages
Some tools for advocacy, including key points, brochures, several state and language specific web links, and recent news from JNCL. Constantly updated!

CLTA Advocacy Website
The California Language Teachers Association Advocacy Committee maintains this website which links to many useful  resources.

Addresses/Staying in Touch


Contacting Your Local Media


Radio Stations

Various Media