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.
The Vermont Foreign Language Association condemns any form of bigotry or hatred. Indeed, the learning and teaching of world languages is rooted in the belief that we are enriched by our exchanges with those who are different from us, and that diversity is a beautiful, vital part of our world. Our domain values diverse voices and perspectives; we further commit to elevating those that have been marginalized. Our learning environments reflect our diverse world through our choice of literature, cultural curriculum, and classroom materials. In our classrooms, students and teachers must examine their own biases as they gain knowledge of other cultures, so that we respond to difference with empathy and respect and recognize and expose patterns of discrimination. Ultimately, the work in our classrooms should dismantle ignorance and empower our students to stand up against injustice.
The 2022 VFLA Spring Conference at Castleton University was a success. We had more than fifty participants from all over Vermont. Our keynote Darcy Rogers, founder of Organic World Language (OWL), presented two sessions filled with movement and ready to use strategies. In the afternoon, we had three different sessions: Seal of Biliteracy, Migrant Justice, Community Building, and the always famous Swap shop where teachers exchanged activities and resources. We celebrated the awarded students in the poster's contest and a moving ceremony honoring the 2022 VFLA Distinguished teacher.
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News from The Seal of Biliteracy for
VT High School seniors!
The Seal of Biliteracy is an award to recognize students who have attained proficiency in English and any other language(s), by high school graduation. In Vermont, the Vermont Foreign Language Association (VFLA), has partnered with the Agency of Education to award students who demonstrate these proficiencies.
For more information visit Vermont Seal of Biliteracy
2022 VFLA Distinguished Teacher!
World Language teacher at South Burlington High School.
Learn more about Lori here
The VFLA presents the Distinguished Teacher Award to a world language teacher who:
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. 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.
For more information about being a VFLA board member click here.
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