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
- Establish clear expectations for foreign language learners.
- Build the capacity of foreign language educators to prepare learners to demonstrate their proficiency.
- Build support for foreign language instruction among parents, policy leaders, the business community and opinion leaders in the media.
- Advocate to attract, support and retain highly qualified foreign language educators.
Ohio Foreign Language Association
Future OFLA Annual Conferences
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OFLA 2017 Conference
March 30-April 1, 2017
OFLA 2018 Conference
A Invitation from OSU's Linguistics Department
Dear Foreign Language Instructors,
We invite high school students to participate in the 2016 Summer Linguistic Institute for Youth Scholars (SLIYS) program, a weeklong summer event taking place at The Ohio State University in Columbus. The SLIYS program is designed for high school students interested in linguistics and the study of language. Our aim is to provide high school students with greater linguistic awareness and understanding, with the ability to think critically about language, and with a deeper appreciation for all aspects of language and language study. By discovering more about the way that language works, we believe that participants will become better scholars of language.
We will be offering two sessions of SLIYS I this summer: and . New this year, we will be offering an advanced session of SLIYS II: . Students who have participated in SLIYS I are welcome to join us for this more advanced linguistics program. For all sessions, students choose a residential option where they will stay in OSU dorms throughout the week ($725.00) or a non-residential "day-camp" option ($425.00). Scholarships are available based on need. The deadline for applications is . All applications and teacher recommendations can now be filled out online.
Please pass this information along to students who you believe would enjoy and thrive on learning foreign languages. We have included a flyer, from which you are more than welcome to produce multiple copies. And, do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions. For more information, please visit our website:http://linguistics.osu.edu/
Julia McGory (SLIYS Coordinator)
Tara Stout (SLIYS Staff)
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