News & Announcements
Registration is now open for The Foreign Language Teachers Workshop Series (FLTWS) 2014-2015 professional development sessions:
October 14, 2014: All Things Considered: Language Classroom Edition
November 13, 2014: Skills-Centric Teaching
February 12, 2015: Score Big with Strong Language Goals
March 26, 2015: Setting and Monitoring Learning Targets: Getting Educators and Learners on the Same Page
Select your host site location and register. The workshops are free of charge and certificates of attendance are provided.
Previous Foreign Language Teachers Workshop Videos are now available for viewing on the FLAVA-FLTWS YouTube channel. Archived videos include presentations from the last three years of workshops sponsored by The Foreign Language Association of Virginia (FLAVA) and Washington and Lee University.
Foreign language instruction is an important part of Virginia’s efforts to provide challenging educational programs in its public schools and to prepare students to compete in global society. Knowledge and skills that students acquire in foreign language classes reinforce and expand learning in other subject areas.
School divisions are encouraged to offer foreign language instruction beginning in the elementary grades. At the middle and secondary levels, the Foreign Language Standards of Learning set reasonable targets and expectations for what students should know and be able to do by the end of each course offered for a standard unit of credit. Schools are encouraged to provide instruction that exceeds prescribed standards in order to meet the needs of all students.
This video was created as part of the celebration of 2005 as the Year of Languages. The program examines foreign language programs in the Commonwealth and how Virginia prepares students, in classrooms and beyond.