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

  • FLAVA President’s Message – September 2022   Greetings, FLAVA members! September is finally here and I am so ready for all things fall – hayrides, fall festivals, bonfires, pumpkins, football, and of course FLAVA!!!  For those of you who are already back in the classroom, I......

  • 1. I should be on maternity leave from early/mid October until Winter break so approximately 10/10?-12/16. Obviously that might change a little depending on if the baby comes early or late but that’s my best approximation. 2. I teach middle school French at King George Middle......

  • Greetings, FLAVA Members! It’s hard to believe that summer break is winding down and soon we will be returning to school. I hope each of you has taken time to rest and recharge this summer and are ready to start the 2022 – 2023 school......

In Memoriam

Many of you know Marshall Brannon, FLAVA member and namesake of FLAVA’s Brannon Post-Secondary Award for Excellence in Teaching. I am so sorry to share that he passed away on May 2, 2022 after a long battle with Parkinson’s disease. If you have had the chance to work or be with Marshall, you will know what a great person, leader, and advocate he was and what a loss this is for our world language profession and the organizations with which he worked. I would ask that each of you keep Marshall’s family in your thoughts during this extremely difficult time.  To read the obituary and share your condolences with the family, please click here

One Virginia, Many Languages

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

  • Representing FLAVA at SCOLT will be Jihye Moon and Young Jung from George Mason University with their presentation Implementing Film Projects in Language Classrooms
  • Representing FLAVA at NECTFL will be Beth Marshall from Riverbend High School with her presentation Developing Cultural Competence Through Interactive Interdisciplinary Units

Honorable Mention goes to:

  • Terea James from Danville Public Schools with the presentation Hyperdocs to the Rescue! 
  • Àngels Natal-Asensio from Oakton High School with the presentation Differentiated Instruction, Engagement and Collaboration with Thinking Routines 
  • Hannah Perry and Rachael Aldridge from Fairfax County Public Schools with the presentation PALS for the Interpretive Mode

Congratulations to the FLAVA 2021 Award Recipients!  

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

Beatrix Preusse-Burr
Helen Warriner Burke Award

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.


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.