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

  • If you are a world language teacher interested in project-based language learning (PBLL), we invite you to join our live, in-person PBLL Summer Institute, 26-30 July, 2021 at the Monroe Park campus of Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, VA! Information about the Summer Institute can be found......

  • Want to make an impact? Join our team! Roanoke City Public Schools (RCPS), located in the heart of Virginia’s Blue Ridge Mountains, RCPS is hiring a French Teacher for the 2021-2022 school year. Located in one of the Top 100 Places to Live, according to,......

  • Henrico County Public Schools is seeking dynamic Spanish and French teachers for the 2021-2022 school year. We are also searching for a Kindergarten Spanish Immersion teacher for our Dual Language Program. Interested Dual Language Immersion applicants should be eligible or hold an Elementary endorsement, and......

Nominations Open!

The FLAVA Executive Board has two openings; one for the position of President-Elect and one for Communications Coordinator (formerly known as Secretary).  

You may nominate a member (with nominee’s permission) or you may self-nominate.  Either you or the self-nominee must complete the linked application by midnight on 15 July 2021.  Applicants must be current FLAVA members.

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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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