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

  • Hello FLAVA, The Foreign Language Association of Virginia is now accepting proposals for its annual spring conference, Languages: Beyond Boundaries.  Proposals will be accepted immediately, continuing through 11:59 PM, Tuesday, January 5, 2021. Because Languages do take us Beyond Boundaries, we encourage all to submit a proposal for......

  • Virginia Beach Schools is looking for a long-term substitute to teach high school French. Candidates can click on this link to read about it and create a profile to apply. Email Danielle Gish, the admin assistant at the school with questions.

  • Hello, FLAVA! Many thanks to all who were able to attend and lead in FLAVA’s first virtual conference for language educators.  What a theme — Beyond Languages!  What we learned this last weekend only reinforces the importance of possessing communicative skills in languages other than our native tongue......

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

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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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