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  • Greetings, FLAVA Members!   Welcome Back! I hope the start of the school year has been smooth and filled with joy and excitement for you and your students!   It is almost time for FLAVA 2023 at the Norfolk Waterside Marriott and I couldn’t be more......

  • Adjunct Instructor, American Sign Language University of Richmond Richmond, VA The University of Richmond Program in Linguistics invites applications for a position at the rank of adjunct instructor to teach two sections of Introduction to American Sign Language (ASL) to begin in January 2024. The......

  • Greetings, FLAVA Members!     It’s hard to believe that summer break is winding down and soon we will be returning to school. I hope each of you has taken time to rest and recharge this summer and are ready to start the 2023 –......

Officer Elections: Shape FLAVA’s Future!

The time has come to elect the visionary leaders who will guide FLAVA’s mission forward. Dive into the exciting journey of choosing our next officers by reviewing the dedicated candidates’ bios and information. Your voice matters in shaping the future of language education in Virginia. Use the buttons on the right to review candidate bios and to cast your vote.

“Recharge, Reconnect, Reflect”


FLAVA is pleased to announce the following recipients of the Best of FLAVA Award for their outstanding presentations at this year’s FLAVA conference.


Shane Goodpasture with “Get Ready to Embark on ‘The Amazing Race,'” who will represent FLAVA at SCOLT

Julia Inglesby with “Number Talks in a Dual Language Immersion Setting,” who will represent FLAVA at NECTFL

Congratulations to the FLAVA 2022 Award Recipients!

Christina Ballew
2022 David Cox Award Recipient
Virginia K-12 World Language Teacher of the Year

Dr. Martha Davis
Marshall Brannon Award Recipient
Virginia Post-Secondary World Language Teacher of the Year

Dr. Lily Goetz
Helen Warriner Burke Award


Elections for the positions of President-Elect and Communications Coordinator for the next term will take place in October at the Fall Conference and only current members at the time of the conference will be able to vote.

Please see the position descriptions for more details.


If you have any questions, please contact the FLAVA Nominations Chair, Thomas Sones at

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.