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  • 16 Feb 2016 2:13 PM | COFLT (Administrator)

    Register now for COFLT Spring Conference Workshops held on 

    Saturday, March 12 at Lewis and Clark College, Portland.  

    This year the spring conference will follow a full-day workshop only format.  Sign up for one of four workshop tracks: 

    1. TPRS/Comprehensible Input
    2. Social Justice
    3. Proficiency in Action
    4. ACTFL OPI Familiarization 
    All workshops will run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m with a one hour lunch break (lunch provided).  Visit the Spring Conference page for more information.
  • 12 Jan 2016 3:08 PM | COFLT (Administrator)

    COFLT is seeking volunteers to join the Board in August 2016.  Elections will be held in the Spring, and the term will begin with the August board meeting. We are in need of representatives for 9-12, post-secondary, and immersion, as well as a secretary.  If you are interested in running for election, please complete the elections form.

  • 07 Jan 2016 12:21 PM | COFLT (Administrator)
    Start or Grow an Arabic or Mandarin Program at your School

    The Teachers of Critical Languages Program (TCLP) aims to help U.S. K-12 schools start or grow an Arabic or Mandarin Chinese language program. TCLP places teachers from China and Egypt in U.S. host schools for an academic year where they teach Mandarin or Arabic language and culture. Funded by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the U.S. Department of State and implemented by American Councils for International Education TCLP provides teachers’ salaries, healthcare, roundtrip airfare, training, and ongoing program support.

    WANT TO LEARN MORE? 

    TCLP Application Deadline: January 25, 2016 at 11:59pm (EST). For more information and to apply, please visit http://tclprogram.org/host-school-application. You can also e-mail your questions to tclp@americancouncils.org.

    For more information or questions about this program, contact:

    Samantha Berk
    Program Assistant, Teacher Programs
    American Councils for International Education
    1828 L Street N.W., Suite 1200
    Washington, D.C. 20036
    202.833.7522
    202.833.7523

     

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    www.americancouncils.org

  • 23 Nov 2015 10:11 AM | COFLT (Administrator)

    Oppose Cuts to International Education.  

    Send a message to your representative to urge them to support funding for international education.  

     http://www.nhalliance.org/take_action_international_ed

    House and Senate Appropriations Committees are meeting right now to negotiate funding levels and severe cuts to international education are on the table!

    Act now to tell appropriators that international education programs are crucial for educating U.S. students for our interconnected world and training experts in foreign languages and cultures! 

    Join the Coalition for International Education and NHA in opposing these cuts! 

    Click here for more information on the proposed cuts to Title VI and Fulbright-Hays.

  • 17 Nov 2015 10:11 AM | COFLT (Administrator)

    Learn more about Syria

    This Refugee Backgrounder from the Center for Applied Linguistics provides basic information about Syrian refugees. It includes a brief guide to Syria’s history, people, and cultures and looks at the current crisis in Syria and conditions faced by refugees

    Download the Refugee Backgrounder (pdf).

  • 16 Nov 2015 1:15 PM | COFLT (Administrator)

    Bonjour, tout le monde,

    The French singer, Eric VINCENT, is coming to Oregon and he will perform on Tuesday November 24th at 11:00am at Mt Hood Community College Studio Theatre, 26000 SE Stark, Gresham, OR 97030.

    To attend this one-hour morning concert with your students, please contact: Eric Tschuy <Eric.Tschuy@mhcc.edu>. 

    Cost is $8.00 a person.

    To get a good idea of the value of this event, check out the reviews by teachers and students who have attended his concerts at: 

    http://www.eric-vincent.com

    Eric Tschuy
    French instructor
    Humanities Division
    Mt Hood Community College
    26000 SE Stark
    Gresham, OR 97030
    (503) 491-7469

  • 11 Nov 2015 4:17 PM | COFLT (Administrator)

    The PNCFL semi-annual report Fall 2015.pdf is now available for download.  Please direct any questions or comment to a board member.

  • 29 Oct 2015 12:40 PM | COFLT (Administrator)

    Travel the world, earn professional development credit, and bring global understanding into your classroom! 

    Founded in 2007, Global Exploration for Educators Organization (GEEO) is a 501c3 non-profit organization that has sent over 1300 teachers abroad on adventurous travel programs. With GEEO educators can earn professional development credits while seeing the world. GEEO's trips are 7 to 21 days in length and are designed and discounted to be interesting and affordable for teachers. In addition to amazing tour leaders, many of the programs are accompanied by university faculty that are experts on the destination. GEEO also provides teachers educational materials and the structure to help them bring their experiences into the classroom. The trips are open to all nationalities of K-12 and university educators, administrators, retired educators, as well as educators’ guests.

    "I will talk about these trips all year in my classes. For so many of my students, my description of my travels will be the only exposure they will have to other countries and other ways of life."

    - Social studies teacher Michael Baldwin, whose first time traveling abroad was with GEEO. 

    GEEO is offering the following travel programs for 2016: Bali/Lombok, Bangkok to Hanoi, China, Costa Rica, Eastern Europe, The Galapagos Islands, Greece, Iceland, India/Nepal, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Morocco, Myanmar (Burma), Peruvian Amazon, Peruvian Andes, Portugal/Spain, Heart of the Silk Road, Southern Africa, Southern India, Sri Lanka, Turkey, Vietnam/Cambodia, Western Balkans, Peru (Winter Break), Israel (Spring Break), Moorish Spain (Spring Break), and Morocco (Spring Break). The registration deadline is June 1st, but space is limited and many programs will be full well before the deadline. 


    Detailed information about each trip, including itineraries, costs, travel dates, and more can be found at 
    www.geeo.org. GEEO can be reached 7 days a week, toll-free at 1-877-600-0105 between 9 AM-9 PM EST.

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    Brooke Fisher
    Outreach Director, GEEO Teacher Travel Programs
    Phone: 1(877)600-0105
    Email: Outreach@geeo.org
    Website: www.GEEO.org

  • 22 Oct 2015 9:04 PM | Natalie (Administrator)

    French Teacher substitutes (at both Certified and Assistant levels) urgently needed at Le

    Monde French Immersion Public Charter School, K-4th grade in Portland.  Le Monde opened in 2012, and is the only French immersion public school in Oregon. The school educates children in a full French immersion environment using curriculum that incorporates successful and innovative education practices from around the world.  We currently need to expand our authorized substitute list and welcome applications from K-8 certified French teachers wish

    ing to sub in a classroom on an as-needed basis.  We also welcome applications from French speakers wishing to sub as classroom assistants.  Please visit the school website for more information (lemondeimmersion.org), and contact Executive Director Shouka Rezvani (shouka@lemondeimmersion.org) if you are interested in a position.

  • 02 Oct 2015 5:05 PM | COFLT (Administrator)

    The COFLT Fall Conference Schedule (pdf) is now available online.  We have a very strong lineup of presentations and workshops scheduled, including workshops by Paul Sandrock, ACTFL Director of Education, presentations from David Bautista, ODE, on the Oregon Seal of Biliteracy, and cultural presentations by Pacific University language students mentors.  Descriptions of all sessions and details about meals will be posted over the weekend to the 2015 Fall Conference page.  

Contact COFLT:
email us: cofltoregon at gmail com
COFLT,  A-153, Pacific University, 2043 College Way, Forest Grove OR 97116
COFLT is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. 

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