Principals' Memo #1001-13

Department of Education

January 8, 2013

TO:  Principals

FROM:  Linda M. Wallinger, Assistant Superintendent for Instruction

SUBJECT:  Foreign Language Teachers Workshop Series

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. 

The Foreign Language Teachers Workshop Series (FLTWS) is based at Washington and Lee University in Lexington and has served central, western, and southwestern Virginia for more than half a decade.  The FLTWS spring lineup for spring 2013 is being held on the campus of Washington and Lee University, and will also be broadcast live via the Internet to a number of locations throughout the Commonwealth, including colleges, universities, public school divisions, and private schools.  Times of broadcasts will always be from 4 - 6 p.m. on workshop days.

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 via the Web at  These workshops are free of charge and certificates of participation will be provided.

Questions regarding the FLTWS should be directed to Dr. Paul R. (Dick) Kuettner, professional issues chair, Foreign Language Association of Virginia, by e-mail at or by telephone at (540) 458-8995.

For information about Virginia foreign language initiatives, please contact Dr. Lisa Harris, specialist for foreign languages, Office of Humanities and Early Childhood, by e-mail at or by telephone at (804) 225-3666.