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Keep up with opportunities, announcements and events in the language community across the state of Virginia.

  • Congratulations to our Virginia World Language Teachers of the Year, award winners, recognized university students, and LILL representative!   Learn more about our 2021 award recipients and see the award ceremony video here.  ...

  • Upper School French Teacher – immediate opening The Covenant School is seeking a dedicated and dynamic individual to teach French at the high school level. The ideal candidate will have a minimum of a bachelor’s degree in French and will possess a thorough knowledge of......

  • Fairfax County Public Schools is in need of a full time high school Spanish 2 and 3 teacher at Justice High School for the 2021-22 academic year. Please email or call Evan Carter, assistant principal of world languages, at or 703-824-3902....

One Virginia, Many Languages


FLAVA’s Fall Conference was a great success, thanks to our presenters, participants, and exhibitors. We enjoyed spending Thursday – Saturday 7-9 October 2021 sharing and learning together.

Click here for more information about our annual conference and to view the complete 2021 conference program!




Kai Chen

Kai Chen, 2021 David Cox Award Recipient

Virginia K-12 World Language Teacher of the Year

Dr Dali Tan

Dr. Dali Tan, Marshall Brannon Award Recipient

Virginia Post-Secondary World Language Teacher of the Year

Congratulations to the FLAVA 2021 Award Recipients!  

David Cox Award – Kai Chen, Chinese teacher at O.B. Gates Elementary School in Chesterfield County


Marshall Brannon Award –Dr. Dali Tan, professor of Chinese at Northern Virginia Community College


Helen Warriner Burke Award – Beatrix Preusse-Burr, Educational Specialist for World Languages in Fairfax County Public Schools

About Us

We are a growing, dynamic organization of professionals in education and business, students, and all those who have a common interest in promoting and utilizing world languages to accomplish their various goals.

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We advocate for world language education on behalf of members at the local, state, and federal levels.  We promote online opportunities to educate the public about the benefits and issues related to language learning.

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For almost a decade, FLAVA has offered interactive, online workshops through the auspices of the Washington & Lee University’s Global Discovery Laboratories, webcast throughout the region as part of our mission for professional growth.

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Our fall conference serves as a primary means of fulfilling our mission in gathering the community around the association’s business, and our spring conference provides an opportunity to recharge and learn the latest theories and practices in language learning.

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