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

  • The annual FLAVA Spring Mini-Conference is right around the corner! Join us Saturday March 27, 2021 for a day of virtual learning, networking, and growth with the theme Languages: Beyond Boundaries. Learn more and register here. We look forward to learning with you!...

  • Are you interested in collaborating with dynamic world language educators from across the nation, growing your leadership skills, and giving back to your language colleagues and FLAVA?   If so, we have a great opportunity for you that we encourage you to read about here!  FLAVA can nominate......

  • Discussion of HB1947 was continued once again from 18 January to 25 January to another date. This means you can still join the chorus asking to #DefeatHB1947! Check out the Call to Action to speak out against this dangerous legislation that threatens world language programs......

Rachel Thompson, 2020 David Cox Award Recipient

Virginia World Language Teacher of the Year

Congratulations to the FLAVA 2020 Award Recipients!  

David Cox Award – Rachel Thompson, Spanish Teacher at Princess Anne High School, Virginia Beach City Public Schools


Marshall Brannon Award – Dr. Luis Guadano, Associate Professor of Spanish and World Cultural Studies, Old Dominion University, Norfolk


Helen Warriner Burke Award – Dr. Ruth Ferree, retired professor of Education at the University of Virginia Curry School of Education and former French teacher at Albemarle High School, Charlottesville

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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