The Vermont Foreign Language Association envisions a Vermont of multilingual global citizens who collaborate and connect to the world as a result of meaningful world language experiences.
VFLA Spring Conference
March 13, 2020
8:30 am to 3:30 pm.
Capitol Plaza Hotel
Keynote and conference presenter:
Annabelle Allen "La Maestra Loca"
She will give the keynote address and two sessions about comprehensible input.
It is aimed to all languages and all proficiency levels.
Check her out at lamaestraloca.com!
Conference registration will open in the new year
Congratulations to Allison Litten!
The 2019 VFLA Distinguished Teacher!
The Seal of Biliteracy was awarded to fourteen
Vermont High School seniors!
The Seal of Biliteracy offers students a purpose in second language study because by achieving proficiency, they will receive recognition that is useful for college applications as well as employment opportunities. It does not denote fluency, it denotes proficiency. It means that a person can communicate with a high degree of comprehension in both speaking and writing, as well as in understanding and reading. This past year 14 students in Vermont received the Seal of Biliteracy. We anticipate many more students becoming eligible this year as 3 large districts in Chittenden County alone hope to implement the Seal (Burlington, South Burlington and Essex), along with many other schools. Most exciting is that it also extends to non-native English speakers who are fluent in their native language, and hopefully by graduation will be proficient in English, thereby qualifying for the Seal.
The VFLA will supply the Seals for you to award. It consists of a medallion on a lanyard. We will also supply you with start up documents and a "road map" for what is needed We will add you to an email group of collaborators and support you all the way!
Please reply to email@example.com and I will be back in touch with you and add you to the group! Now is the time to start planning!
We want to hear your ideas and stories!
We welcome contributions to our e-newsletters. Submissions can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
VFLA Distinguished Teacher Nomination
Each year the Vermont Foreign Language Association seeks to honor an outstanding world language teacher in the state. We will announce the winner of the VFLA Distinguished Teacher Award at our annual conference. The winner can then elect to submit a portfolio for the NECTFL Teacher of the Year. Principals, teachers, parents, or community members are invited to nominate a teacher for the VFLA Distinguished Teacher Award.
The VFLA presents the Distinguished Teacher Award to a foreign language teacher who:
Please fill out this form on or before January 15th, 2020.
If you have any additional questions, please contact:
Erin Welch: email@example.com
The VFLA Board of Directors
Without volunteers, VFLA would cease to exist.
Have you ever wanted to help advocate for World Languages on a statewide level? How about becoming a member of the Vermont Foreign Language Association Board of Directors?
Becoming a Board member is a unique opportunity to support and strengthen your profession in Vermont and beyond. We know you have lots of ideas to offer and we would love to help you find your niche in our organization. In addition to having an influence on the future of world languages in VT and helping to guide the VFLA in serving the professional needs of its members, benefits of being on the VFLA Board include free membership, free conference, and you can apply to your LSB for PD hours based.
In order to be included on the ballot, by March 4th, 2020.