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

  • February President’s Message Greetings, FLAVA!   January has been a busy month for FLAVA with our professional development workshop with Dr. Dali Tan, FLAVA Executive Board planning meetings, and our continued advocacy efforts against House Bill 2341. Many thanks to Sharon Scinicariello and her Advocacy Team for......

  • VA HB 2341 directs the Board of Education to “establish a pathway to the advanced studies high school diploma, and an associated diploma seal for students who successfully follow and demonstrate excellence on such pathway, that requires advanced coursework in a career and technical education......

  • Are you or someone you know interested in teaching with Hanover County Public Schools 2023-2024?   Our HCPS virtual job fair will be held on Saturday, January 28th and the Week of Jan 30 – Feb 2.  During this week, selected candidates will be able to have......

In Memoriam

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

“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

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.


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.