2024 FLAVA Fall Conference

Navigating a Changing World with Languages

Join us on October 10-12, 2024,
at the Norfolk Waterside Marriott, where we will explore the transformative power of languages. We are excited to announce that our keynote speaker will be Dr. L.J. Randolph, Jr., who will deliver a compelling presentation on “Language as Liberation.” Whether you are an educator, student, or language enthusiast, this conference promises enriching discussions and valuable networking opportunities. Click on the links here for more details on registration, exhibitor information, and accommodations.

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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!

Margaret Hicks
Helen Warriner Burke Award

Liangyan Wang
David Cox Award Recipient
Virginia K-12 World Language Teacher of the Year

Senator Ghazala Hashmi, PhD

Friend of FLAVA Award Recipient

Kyla Brown – Modern Languages, Longwood University

University Student Recognition

Rubi Rubilar – Modern Languages, Longwood University

University Student Recognition

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.