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

  • Discussion of HB1947 was continued once again from 18 January to 25 January to another date. This means you can still join the chorus asking to #DefeatHB1947! Check out the Call to Action to speak out against this dangerous legislation that threatens world language programs......

  • In 2019, FLAVA launched the Future World Language Educators of Virginia Award Program.  In an effort to encourage students to follow in our footsteps and become World Language teachers, we would like to recognize and award those high school students who are passionate about language......

  • Colonial Heights Public Schools, located just 20 miles from Richmond, Virginia, has an opening at our High School for a French Teacher. Candidates must hold or be eligible for a Virginia Department of Education Teachers License with a French endorsement. Please apply at https://www.colonialhts.net/departments/human_resources/employment_opportunities ...

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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Advocacy

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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Workshops

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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Conferences

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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