• 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. 
  • 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:

  • 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

    Thank you!

    -Paul Peterson

    Assistant Superintendent

    Northwest Regional ESD
  • 30 Aug 2016 2:16 PM | COFLT (Administrator)

    The 2016 COFLT-WAFLT Joint Conference will take place at Sheraton Portland Airport on October 13-15, 2016.  The conference is hosted jointly by COFLT and WAFLT. The theme is "Impact COFLT-WAFLT."  

    National keynote speakers and workshop presenters include Martina Bex, Stephen KrashenCarol Gaab, and Karen Rowan.

    Conference Registration

    • Register by October 1 to Ensure Meals 
    • We must give the hotel final meal counts on October 1.  Any conference registrations received after October 1 will not include meals.  

    • Conference Registration (does not include membership):
      $ 130 member, $ 90 student/retired member
      $ 250 non-member

    Pre-and Post-Conference Workshops:  

    • Registration for Stephen Krashen and Karen Rowan's pre-conference workshop is limited to 100 participants.  Register soon to reserve your spot.  Krashen Pre-Conference Workshop fee: $100. 
    • Post-conference workshops with Carol Gaab and Martina Bex are also limited to 50 participants each. Gaab or Bex Post-Conference Workshop fee: $25.
  • 20 May 2016 2:30 PM | COFLT (Administrator)

    At its meeting in San Diego, CA in November 2015, the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) Board of Directors approved a proposal to make changes to the way the organization delivers benefits to its members. As a result of this action, on July 1, ACTFL will unveil a new tiered membership structure.

    Since its founding in 1967, ACTFL has offered membership based on the career stage of the individual—Regular, New Teacher, Student, Retired. Moving forward, membership categories will be benefit-driven, giving members more control over the benefits they receive and in what format. ACTFL has created some unique membership packages that will allow language educators to choose the benefits that best help them achieve their professional goals, including a BASIC online-only level, a PLUS level that closely mirrors the existing package of benefits, and PREFERRED levels that bundle professional development like ACTFL virtual learning modules, as well as some of ACTFL’s acclaimed publications.

    For existing members, nothing will change until the next renewal period. At that time, members will have the ability to choose which new membership level works best for them. As an added convenience, they’ll also be able to pay for their membership in installments and/or set up auto-renewal. 

    Questions about ACTFL membership? Contact ACTFL at (703) 894-2900 or

  • 11 Apr 2016 1:51 PM | COFLT (Administrator)

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    Call for Applications! 

    2016 Global and Area Studies Summer Research Lab at Illinois

    The Center for Global Studies at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, is pleased to announce fellowships and development grants to support the internationalization of community colleges nationwide. We invite applications from faculty, librarians, and administrators interested in expanding global studies curricula, instruction in less commonly taught languages, library collections or international education programs at their home institutions. Fellows will have the opportunity to work one-on-one with international and area studies reference librarians and explore the unlimited print and online resources of the University of Illinois Library.

    Now that this opportunity is available for community college faculty, librarians, and administrators, the Center for Global Studies would like to ask for your assistance in publicizing this call for applications. Our center would greatly appreciate if you could forward this announcement to interested parties through your institution's resource pages, newsletters, social media outlets and listservs.

    The 2016 Global and Area Studies Summer Lab is open from July 18 until July 29. Fellowships will cover travel, housing, and parking costs and a research honorarium for select participants. Participants will be eligible to receive subsequent development grants. For more information on awards, eligibility, and instructions to apply, visit our website. 

    The Center for Global Studies partners with the Russian, East European, and Eurasian Center (REEEC) to promote the internationalization of community college curricula. Follow this link for more information on fellowships and the Summer Research Lab at REEEC. Participants in the two programs will be invited to share their work and establish collaborations in a joint workshop on July 22

    To be considered for full funding, please submit an online application by May 2, 2016.

    Applications will be accepted until May 17, 2016.

    Are you interested in exchanging ideas on international partnerships and engagements with representatives of higher education from around the world? Participate in the Conference on Global Collaboration in Higher Education at Illinois, August 1-2, 2016. Additional funding may be available for Summer Lab participants.

    This program is made possible by generous funds from the U.S. Department of Education Title VI Program and co-sponsorships from the Center for East Asian and Pacific Studies, the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies and the Center for South Asian and Middle Eastern Studies.

     Center for Global Studies

    University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
    303 International Studies Building
    910 South Fifth Street
    Champaign, IL 61820 USA

    Phone: (217) 265-5186
    Fax: (217) 333-6270

    © 2014–2016 University of Illinois Board of Trustees

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