FLAVA Spring 2024 Conference: Engage, Empower, Energize!

FLAVA 2024 Spring Conference: Engage, Empower, Energize

  • Conference Date: Saturday, April 20, 2024
  • Registration Including Meals Deadline: April 8, 2023
  • Conference Cost: $60 (regular) $30 (full-time college student or retirees)

FLAVA’s Spring Mini-Conference, Engage, Empower, Energize, will be held April 20, 2024 on the campus of Washington & Lee University in Lexington, VA .

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

  • February 20, 2024 President’s Message– February 2024 Dear FLAVA Members and Virginia World Language Educators, I am delighted to share some exciting updates and reminders as we continue our journey to Engage, Empower, and Energize with FLAVA! Our upcoming conference, themed around these pillars, is......

  • Hello FLAVA members! My name is Shane Goodpasture and I started this year as FLAVA´s Mentor Program Chair! I teach Spanish and serve as my school´s world language department chair in Smyth County in Southwest Virginia! I’m excited about this adventure working with FLAVA and members......

  • FLAVA President’s Message– January 2024 Dear Members of FLAVA, As we step into 2024, I extend my sincere gratitude for the privilege of leading this dynamic community of language educators. The confidence you’ve placed in me is truly humbling. I want to express my appreciation......

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

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.