The Foreign Language Association of Virginia (FLAVA) and Washington and Lee University (WLU) are pleased to announce The Foreign Language Teachers Workshop Series (FLTSW) for the spring 2013 term. Four workshops are slated beginning in January and continuing through April.
Upcoming workshops include:
January 17, 2013: Teacher Effectiveness for Language Learning
February 18, 2013: Why Assessing Your Students Begins with Assessing Yourself
March 26, 2013: Planning for Success in the Language Classroom
April 25, 2013: Teaching the Lesson with Meaningful Input Strategies
Foreign language teachers may register and select a host site location. These workshops are free of charge and certificates of participation will be provided. See Principals' Memo #1001-13 for more information.
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.