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  • 17 May 2017 8:17 AM | Natalie (Administrator)

    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 http://www.clta-or.org/



  • 15 May 2017 7:26 PM | Ben (Administrator)

    Job description here!

    Ability to teach Spanish as well would sweeten the deal.

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

    STRRRIVING FOR EXCELLENCE

    Riverside Jr/Sr High School in Boardman, Oregon, is looking for a Spanish / ELL teacher – the job opening is located on the  district website:  http://morrow.k12.or.us/employment

  • 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 http://www.oes.edu 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 sulzera@oes.edu, 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 | Ben (Administrator)

    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:  https://www.cocc.edu/cossi/



  • 14 Sep 2016 2:54 PM | Ben (Administrator)

    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 kmsmith@nwresd.k12.or.us.

    Thank you!

    -Paul Peterson

    Assistant Superintendent

    Northwest Regional ESD
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