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Meetings The Executive Board held its annual meeting on May 19, 2012, in Charlottesville. The annual meeting of the chapter, followed by a luncheon, took place at the FLAVA conference in Williamsburg on October 6, 2012. The minutes of the meetings are available on the AATF-VA...

  Dr. Laura L. Franklin, a professor of French at Northern Virginia Community College, has been [caption id="attachment_916" align="alignleft" width="200"] Laura Franklin[/caption] selected as the recipient of the 2013 Southern Region Community College Faculty Member Award for Excellence. The award was announced by the Association of Community College Trustees....

[caption id="attachment_988" align="alignright" width="262"]Photo taken by Cheryl Kautz Photo taken by Cheryl Kautz[/caption] The award honors members of the educational community who design and develop exciting and innovative courses that represent the best in technology and learning.

[caption id="attachment_1318" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Mark Keith, Norah Jones, Isidoro Kessel[/caption] Mark Keith is the David Cox FLAVA Excellence in Foreign Language Teaching Award winner for 2013. This award recognizes a Virginia foreign language teacher in grades K-12 who has demonstrated excellence in foreign language instruction. Mark graduated...

[caption id="attachment_1446" align="alignleft" width="300"] Benjamin Cory Holec[/caption] In my presentation at FLAVA this year I led participants in playing a large scale strategy game that I have created over several years.  The game is similar to Settlers of Catan, Risk, and Monopoly but is much larger...

[FeaturedArticles_PRO id="654"] As language teachers, we have included projects in our teaching for years before the expression “Project- Based Learning” made its debut in educational articles.  We understand the value of projects, but we also know how time consuming they can be.  Who wants to...

National Foreign Language Week is March 4-10 this year. The theme is  "Languages lead us on a path to understanding other cultures." Click here for more information. amg_poster_2018 ...

During the past year, the Virginia chapter of the American Association of German (AATG) was involved in a host of interesting activities. Our Immersion weekend April 27-28,2013 at the Center for the Liberal Arts at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, VA featured two topics: a...

The CLTA-VA fall 2013 workshop was successfully held at Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Virginia, on Oct. 12, 2013. We thank for Professor Neil Kubler of Williams College and Professor Liang Hsin-hsin of UVA and Professor Ann Kun of Randolph College to give us...