FLAVA advocates for world language education on behalf of members at the local, state, and federal levels. FLAVA is a member organization of JNCL-NCLIS, NECTFL, SCOLT, and ACTFL and advocates through these organizations as well. For information or help with advocacy, please contact the FLAVA Advocacy Chair, Dick Kuettner, at

Everything you need to know about advocacy including ideas and resources can be found on this site and also on ACTFL’s advocacy page or JNCL-NCLIS’s website.

Advocacy and Social Networking: Many online opportunities educate the public about the benefits and issues surrounding language learning. To stay informed, you can easily “follow”, “like”, or “friend” FLAVA, Discover Languages, ACTFL, and other organizations on social media like FaceBook or Twitter. Then you can additionally share this information with your friends, students, and parents. Please do so, as languages are a viable part of our existence.