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Attention Spanish teachers!  The International Courses Office at the University of Santiago de Compostela, SPAIN is offering a Course on Spanish Language and Culture: El Camino de Santiago July 2-20, 2018. The program is primarily aimed at teachers of Spanish and related subjects with a B.1  Spanish language level interested in updating their...

Dear Foreign Language Teachers, My colleagues and I hope that you will join us for a full day of complimentary professional development programming in the International Commons of the Carole Weinstein International Center at the University of Richmond on Friday, April 6. Co-organized by foreign-language specialists...

[box]Editor’s note: I had the pleasure of observing Maria Cochrane’s high school French classes at Summit Christian Academy in Newport News, and later attending her TPRS seminar. My colleague and I sat at the back of the room marveling as Mrs. Cochrane’s French 1 and...

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...