The Polyglot

An Inland Empire Foreign Language Association Publication

September 2017

New Design Same Great Information!

IEFLA's gotten a make-over! We've redesigned the Polyglot and our website It's a new design, but the same great information. Let us know what you think about our new look by Tweeting @iefla_tweets.

Tech Corner

This month- Adobe Spark.

Adobe Spark is a free service that allows you (and students) to create free posts (images), webpages and even videos. Getting starting is simple and you can be creating your own webpage and videos to share in minutes. Check out Adobe Spark today.

YouTube Clip of the Month

French Alphabet Song for Children

The Quest for Proficiency -CLTA Conference

Thursday, March 8th 2018 at 7am to Sunday, March 11th 2018 at 1pm

222 North Vineyard Avenue

Ontario, CA

Proposals are now being accepted. Submit online at

IEFLA is hosting the CLTA conference this year. Are you interested in helping? Contact Lewie Johnson lewiejohnson@gmail to volunteer.

Great Ideas and Resources

Want some money? Check out:

The Big List of Educational Grants and Resources from Edutopia

The Case for Comprehensible Input

(Just in case you weren't sure.)

Dip Your Toes in CI

Martina Bex shows you how.

We Teach Languages Podcast:

Explore the question "What does excellent language teaching look like?" with this podcast hosted by Stacey Margarita Johnson. Each week listen as a different teacher explores a topic with the host. Click here to check out We Teach Languages

Debrief Ideas for Novices and Intermediates

Not sure what to do after an activity? Here are some great ideas from the Desk Free Blog.

French Corner

La Famille dans le Monde Francophone:

Leave it to Madame Shepard to share an extremely thoughtful, authentic resource rich, proficiency based unit for Intermediate French. Merci Madame!

CSI Thinking Routine - Developing routines of thinking

Making Thinking Visible in French from Crafting a French Blend

Chagall: Fantasies for the Stage at LACMA

From July 31- Jan 7 the LACMA is hosting an exhibition highlighting the role music and dance had on Marc Chagall.

Marseille on Netflix

Stream the Netflix show Marseille. It's rated "steamy", so not appropriate for students, but a streamable show! In French! And with Gérard Depardieu! Pas possible!

Spanish Corner

Straight from the Spanish Mama blog: enough songs and ideas to last you a whole year!

The best Spanish travel channels on YouTube from Musicuentos.

Introductions and Activities for Spanish I from Maris Hawkins. More than just who you are!

German Corner

Do you know German: Pamphlet for Young Learners: This is a 24 page pamphlet about Germany for younger learners.

Practice German Free of Charge - The Goethe Institute has a free of charge German program called Deutsch Für Dich.

Jobs Available in Southern California

LA Stars Job Bulletin Board - Job listing for all of Southern California.

Latin Teacher Position

"Good afternoon. My name is Sherry Kijowski, and I am the principal of Caesar Rodney High School in Camden, Delaware. Last week (8/14), our school’s Latin teacher unexpectedly passed away. We are now seeking a Latin teacher for our high school, and students return to our campus on August 28th. As you can imagine, the expertise needed for this position is hard to find and the prospective teacher would teach all levels of Latin – I, II, III, and AP. I’ve attached the posting for this position. I’m also available to discuss the position if you have any questions. I can be reached via email ( or via phone (302-697-2161)

Inland Empire Foreign Language Association

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The Polyglot is published ten times a year.