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  • Greetings, FLAVA Members! It was so wonderful to see so many of you at FLAVA 2023: Adapt and Empower! I hope that you left the conference feeling empowered and full of new ideas to share with colleagues and implement in your classes. A special thank you goes out to Ben Tinsley for his inspiring......

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Adapt and Empower!


FLAVA is pleased to announce the following recipients of the Best of FLAVA Award for their outstanding presentations at this year’s FLAVA conference.


Ariana Kopf with “Juegos y más juegos… Simple Games for Practice and Variety in the World Language Classroom” who will represent FLAVA at NECTFL

Teresa Breitenthaler, Erin Boldin and Beth Stickley with The Crime Scene” who will represent FLAVA at SCOLT

Congratulations to the FLAVA 2023 Award Recipients!

Liangyan Wang
2023 David Cox Award Recipient
Virginia K-12 World Language Teacher of the Year

Dr. Martha Davis
Marshall Brannon Award Recipient
Virginia Post-Secondary World Language Teacher of the Year

Margaret Hicks
Helen Warriner Burke Award



Please see the position descriptions for more details.


If you have any questions, please contact the FLAVA Nominations Chair, Thomas Sones at

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.

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.

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.

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.