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

  • Wakefield High School in Arlington, VA is looking for a full time Spanish teacher. Arlington is a suburb of Washington, DC. Wakefield is a beautiful and diverse high school that prides itself on “Rigor, Relationships, Resilience, Responsibility, Results”.   Please visit us at Careers@APS....

  • There is an opening for Spanish teacher at Lylburn Downing Middle School in Lexington, Virginia.   It is a full-time, permanent, salaried position. If interested contact Dick Kuettner, 540-458-8995 or

  • The German program at Randolph-Macon College in Ashland, VA is seeking an adjunct instructor to teach one or more of the following courses: Beginning German (GERM 111), Intermediate German (GERM 211) and/or Intensive intermediate German (GERM 215) in fall 2021 and one or two upper......

One Virginia, Many Languages


FLAVA’s Fall Conference will be held virtually. We look forward to spending Thursday – Saturday 7-9 October 2021 sharing and learning together.

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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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