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

  • Register by this Tuesday, December 7, 2021 for the upcoming December 9 complimentary FLAVA Teacher Workshop (Co-Constructing Practices To Help Students With Disabilities Move Toward Proficiency), and your name will be entered into the drawing for a free copy of the book Disability And World Language Learning: Inclusive......

  • Dear FLAVA Members, As we begin this season of Thanksgiving and gratitude, I am thankful for so many things, among which are our strong world language association, FLAVA,  and its incredible members. Part of my duty as the incoming president of FLAVA is to assemble the best......

  • 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  ......

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 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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