P. O. BOX 2120

May 2, 2000


TO: Division Superintendents
FROM: JoLynne DeMary
Acting Superintendent of Public Instruction
SUBJECT: Summer Training Workshops for the Virginia Foreign Language Standards of Learning

 The Virginia Department of Education, in collaboration with the Foreign Language 
Association of Virginia (FLAVA), is pleased to announce two two-day training 
workshops on implementing the revised Foreign Language Standards of Learning (SOL).  The Board of Education plans to take final action on the foreign language standards at its June 22, 2000, meeting. The two-day workshops will be offered July 17-18, 2000, and will be repeated July 19-20, 2000, at the Wyndham Roanoke Airport Hotel in Roanoke, Virginia.  

Workshop sessions will be conducted by Dr. Linda Wallinger, principal specialist for
foreign language and ESL, and members of the committee that developed the Foreign 
Language SOL.  Participants will have the opportunity to work closely with the 
revised Foreign Language SOL, discuss the implications of the SOL for teaching and 
learning foreign languages in the commonwealth, and develop strategies to use in 
their school divisions to create foreign language curricula and classroom lesson 

Each school division is invited to send a team of two foreign language educators who 
will return to the division to serve as trainers and resources for other foreign 
language teachers.  Participants who attend alone will be paired with educators from 
another division for discussion and curriculum development purposes.  

There is a registration fee of $35 per participant that covers the cost of lunch and 
breaks each day.  School divisions and/or participants must pay the travel, lodging, 
and other meal expenses associated with the workshop.

Workshop registration information and hotel reservation forms are included with 
this memorandum.  Checks should be made payable to FLAVA, and participants should 
send their workshop registration forms and registration fees by May 26, 2000 to 
Mrs. Nancy Cundiff, supervisor of foreign language/ESL, Roanoke, County Public 
Schools, 5937 Cove Rd., N.W., Roanoke, VA  24019.  Hotel reservations should be 
made using the enclosed hotel reservation form and mailed directly to the Wyndham 
Roanoke Airport Hotel by June 25, 2000.  For further information, please contact 
Dr. Linda Wallinger, foreign language/ESL specialist, at or 
(804) 225-2593. 


C:	Foreign Language Contact
        All Public School Divisions

Attachment A:	Registration Information

PLEASE NOTE:	This memo replaces Supts Memo No. 84 dated April 28, 2000.  Please 
                disregard Supts. Memo No. 84 dated April 28.