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The Foreign Languages and Literatures Department sponsored its first Spanish Spelling Bee Competition on April 9, 2016 from 9:00 am- 12:00 pm. This initiative brought together high school students from the Hampton Roads area and the ODU community to promote foreign language education as well...

VFLSA Report to FLAVA 2016 A meeting of the Virginia Foreign Language Supervisors Association (VFLSA) was held on September 26, 2015 at the FLAVA Conference in Williamsburg, sponsored by Pearson. A session focusing on Common Performance-Based Assessments was held following the luncheon. The annual meeting of the Virginia Foreign...

Summer Virginia TELL Institute – Save the Date Over 150 teachers applied for the the Virginia TELL Institute, a two-day summer professional learning experience centered on selected domains from the Teacher Effectiveness for Language Learning (TELL) Framework. The Institute will take place on August 12-13, 2016,...

Dear colleagues, we are excited to announce that online registration for our upcoming, interactive teacher workshop series (FLTWS) will open October 1st. All participants (members and non-members) need to register online. For workshop dates and titles please go to: www.flavaweb.org/workshops Starting October 1st, for registration please go www.flavaweb.org/workshops/workshop-registration/ To start off...

Dear FLAVA, What an adventuresome year this has been. The Seal of Biliteracy is in place and is recognized as an important element of the secondary school diploma. Our Foreign Language Teachers Workshop Series had a steady number of 300 or more registrants for each workshop....

Hello, FLAVA. I write to you for two very important reasons. 1.  To remind you to vote in our election for President-Elect and Secretary-Historian on the Executive Board.  Go to flavaweb.org to make your preferences known.  But you had better do so in a hurry; the deadline is at 5...

Hello, FLAVA members. Now is the time to let your preferences be known. Cast your votes for FLAVA’s next President-Elect and Secretary-Historian. Go to FLAVAweb.org. Click on the banner. Sign in. And VOTE. Deadline for voting is Wednesday, September 27, at 5 PM ET. Do your part to make...

Dear Language Advocate,  On August 29, join JNCL-NCLIS and a coalition of leading education associations in supporting educators by participating in the Title II-A Day of Action. The campaign will help raise awareness about importance of Title II-A to growing and strengthening our teacher pipeline. Nearly...