Latest News

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

  • The World Languages Department at Emory & Henry College invites applications for adjunct positions in Introductory Spanish and/or Introductory French to begin in August 2022. The available positions are to teach the following: two sections of Spanish 101 in Fall 2022 and one section of......

  • EdcampCIVa 2022 is a free one day unconference for world language educators (and future educators) from Virginia, DC metro area, and North Carolina.  It will be held on July 28th in Chesapeake, VA at Deep Creek High School.  Please visit our website for more information and register here! ......

  • Greetings, FLAVA Members! Wow! The end of the school year is finally upon us! For those of you who have already started summer break, please take this time to relax and recharge. For those of you who are still teaching, hang in there and know......


Many of you know Marshall Brannon, FLAVA member and namesake of FLAVA’s Brannon Post-Secondary Award for Excellence in Teaching. I am so sorry to share that he passed away on May 2, 2022 after a long battle with Parkinson’s disease. If you have had the chance to work or be with Marshall, you will know what a great person, leader, and advocate he was and what a loss this is for our world language profession and the organizations with which he worked. I would ask that each of you keep Marshall’s family in your thoughts during this extremely difficult time.  To read the obituary and share your condolences with the family, please click here

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

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.

Read more


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.

Read more


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.

Read more


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.

Read more


Take Advantage of the Numerous Benefits of Membership

Learn More