Principals' Memo #1012-13

Department of Education

August 27, 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 (FLTWS) for the 2013-2014 school year.  Four workshops are slated beginning in September 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 lineup for 2013-2014 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:

September 17, 2013:   Grading for Proficiency
November 7, 2013:     Making Technology Have Relevance in the Language Classroom: Moving Toward Proficiency

Additional dates and topics for the spring sessions will be announced at a later date.

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.