President’s Communications

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 that...

Greetings, FLAVA! I hope each of you are or will soon be enjoying your much deserved spring break! First off, I cannot thank each of you enough for all you did to support SCOLT 2022! The SCOLT Board of Directors was so impressed with FLAVA and all that we...

Greetings, FLAVA members! I hope you all are taking advantage of the beautiful spring weather! First off, I cannot thank each of you enough for all you did to advocate for World Languages. It’s because of each of you that we were able to defeat House Bill...

Hello, FLAVA. Before I exit stage right (never stage left), I wanted to share a few things with you. 1. How much I have enjoyed working with you and how much I appreciate that you have entrusted me to care for FLAVA as the organization’s president twice...

Dear FLAVA Members, As we begin this season of Thanksgiving and gratitude, I am thankful for so many things, among which are our strong world language association, FLAVA,  and its incredible members. Part of my duty as the incoming president of FLAVA is to assemble the best advisory board...

Hello, FLAVA. Dick Kuettner here, once again, to encourage you to –   1. Register for the virtual FLAVA fall conference – ONE VIRGINIA, Many Languages – to be held on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, October 7, 8, and 9, 2021. Conference registration is only $75, and it...

Hello, FLAVA. This message has four very important points.  Please read, as all four relate to you! 1. The 2021 Fall Conference Proposal deadline is fast approaching.  Have you submitted your proposal?  Please do so here.  Sharing your thoughts and demonstrating your strategies are key to someone’s success in the world language classroom. The submission deadline is...

Hello, FLAVA. I write to you for three reasons.  (1) News about the fall 2021 conference. (2) The logo to accompany our conference theme.  And (3) The importance of this week. The fall conference will be virtual.  I cannot say that the decision was an easy one, but after...

Hello FLAVA, The Foreign Language Association of Virginia is now accepting proposals for its annual spring conference, Languages: Beyond Boundaries.  Proposals will be accepted immediately, continuing through 11:59 PM, Tuesday, January 5, 2021. Because Languages do take us Beyond Boundaries, we encourage all to submit a proposal for this, the...

Hello, FLAVA! Many thanks to all who were able to attend and lead in FLAVA’s first virtual conference for language educators.  What a theme -- Beyond Languages!  What we learned this last weekend only reinforces the importance of possessing communicative skills in languages other than our native tongue and...