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

  • Register to join us Tuesday, June 7th @ 7:00 PM for an informal, unrecorded Zoom meeting with fellow FLAVA members. This is a safe space to share experiences, converse with colleagues, and wrap up the school year. Bring a refreshing libation and unwind! FLAVA Chat – Wrap Up......

  • Fluvanna County Public Schools seek to hire an World Language Teacher for the upcoming 2022-2023 school year. Must hold a valid Virginia Teaching license with an endorsement in French PreK-12 and/or Spanish PreK-12. Questions regarding this position can be directed to Ms. Margo Bruce, Principal, at ...

  • Alexandria City Public Schools – Virtual Dual Language Recruitment Fair Friday, April 22 and May 6 12 PM – 4 PM EST via Zoom Alexandria City Public Schools is a great place to Live, Teach, Work and Grow! Join our team of passionate educators who......


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
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

Congratulations to the FLAVA 2021 Award Recipients!  

David Cox Award – Kai Chen, Chinese teacher at O.B. Gates Elementary School in Chesterfield County


Marshall Brannon Award –Dr. Dali Tan, professor of Chinese at Northern Virginia Community College


Helen Warriner Burke Award – Beatrix Preusse-Burr, Educational Specialist for World Languages in Fairfax County Public Schools

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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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