FLAVA President’s Message Feb 2019

FLAVA President’s Message Feb 2019

Dear Colleagues,

Just a quick message to keep you informed about FLAVA matters.

  1. The NECTFL Conference in New York was an exciting time for the FLAVA members in attendance. I especially want to thank Tanja Mayer-Harding and Vivien DePeralta for their Best of FLAVA presentation (Increasing Access: Tools for Teaching Differently-Abled World Language Learners). They presented to a packed audience! And, all of us were so proud of Eric Jaworski who represented FLAVA in the Teacher of the Year competition at NECTFL. Four of the FLAVA board members took turns representing our state at its booth and at various functions.


  1. Congratulations to Heidi Trude, FLAVA Communications Coordinator and French teacher at Skyline High School, who was chosen to represent FLAVA at the LILL Institute (Leadership Initiative for Language Learning) this June in Tennessee!


  1. “Power Up with World Languages” is the theme of the FLAVA Spring Mini-Conference which will be help on Saturday, April 13, 2019 at Washington and Lee University in Lexington.  Approximately 28 informative and inspiring sessions are being offered. There is no deadline for registration. However, if you wish to have the continental breakfast and lunch included as part of your registration package, you will need to register by 11:59 PM on March 30, 2019. The regular cost of registration is $40. Full-time college student registration is also available for $20. Click here to register.


  1. We are now accepting proposals for the 2019 FLAVA Fall Conference, which will be held on October 3rd-5th at the DoubleTree in Williamsburg. The theme for this year’s conference is “Let Languages Unlock Your World!” The deadline for all proposals is March 15, 2019. Please submit a proposal and encourage other colleagues to participate as well. Remember that our conference is made stellar by you sharing your knowledge and expertise! Click here for the proposal form.

Wishing you all the best,

Sue Robertson
President, Foreign Language Association of Virginia

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