Join us at the Spring 2024 Mini Conference!

  • Conference Date: Saturday, April 20, 2024
  • Registration Including Meals Deadline: April 13, 2024
    • There will also be on-site registration available (no meals included).
  • 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.

Latest News

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

  • TECHNOLOGIA? QUAE TECHNOLOGIA? with William Lee DATE: Tuesday, April 16, 2024 TIME: @ 5:30 pm ET / 4:30 PM CT VIA: Zoom REGISTER HERE In this session, we will focus on how to leverage technology tools such as AI, Breakout EDU, GooseChase, Gimkit, Quizziz, Kahoot!,......

  • Dear FLAVA Members and Virginia World Language Educators, As we near the end of March, I am reminded of the profound impact language and culture have on our lives. They are not just tools for communication; they are gateways to joy, discovery, and self-awareness, intricately......

  • 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......

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.