• 28 Mar 2016 3:24 PM | COFLT (Administrator)

    Greetings from the University of Colorado Boulder!

    My name is Edwige Simon, I am the Director of the Elevate Certificate in Technology Integration in the World Language Curriculum offered elevate-certificate.pngby the University of Colorado Boulder ( Elevate is a brand new, fully online and very affordable graduate program designed specifically for language educators.

    Our next course will be on Telecollaboration and Language Learning and teach how to organize linguistic and cultural exchanges with partner classes abroad using simple and free tools such as blogs, Skype, or e-mail. It is an 8 week, fully online course worth 2 graduate credits. Tuition for this course $640.

    Please check out the attached flier and help us spread the word about this unique program by sharing it with your fellow language teachers in Oregon. 

    Feel free to email me or call me if you have any questions or suggestions for Elevate or if you would like to see a copy of the syllabus for the upcoming course. My cell phone is (303) 249-5970.

    Thank you for your time!


    Elevate is growing! We are adding new courses. Join the Elevate mailing list to get notified of upcoming courses, program news and scholarship information.


    Edwige Simon, PhD
    Director of the Elevate Program
    Founding Editor of the FLTMAG.COM 

    Anderson Language & Technology Center 
    The University of Colorado at Boulder
    Hellems 147
    (303) 492-7225

  • 17 Mar 2016 7:15 PM | Laura (Administrator)

    Position Opening: 1.0 FTE Spanish Teacher Jesuit High School

    Job Opening: 1.0 FTE Spanish Teacher. Click here to view the vacancy notice. The teacher application is below. The deadline is March 30, 2016.

    To download a teacher application, please click here. If you have any questions regarding the teaching application, please contact Linda Pieratt

  • 17 Feb 2016 7:50 PM | COFLT (Administrator)

    Southern Oregon University offers the Summer Language Institute, designed specifically for high school and middle school teachers. 

    SOU SLI Brochure.pdf

    Please note that the application deadline is only two weeks away, on March 3, 2016! 

    The Summer Language Institute is a unique and intensive program. Students can earn their MA degree in Spanish or French Language Teaching over the course of three summers, or take classes for professional development, all on site in beautiful Guanajuato, Mexico or Angers, France.  

    Please see our web page for complete information. 

    Thank you, 


    Joanna Steinman
    Graduate Program Specialist
    Southern Oregon University

  • 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.


    TCLP Application Deadline: January 25, 2016 at 11:59pm (EST). For more information and to apply, please visit You can also e-mail your questions to

    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



  • 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.

    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 <>. 

    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:

    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.

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