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 March Madness
Save the dates: March 6th, 13th, 20th & 27th
This year the VFLA is presenting a four web-sessions, Saturday morning Conference Series, in light of challenges to hosting a full day program during the school week. We invite you to take a look at all of the opportunities being offered and sign up for whichever ones will work for you. They include Fun Technology Tools, Vermont’s new award for proficiency in two or more languages, an old favorite for sharing ideas across languages, and a timely session on diversity, racism, and world language teaching.
For detailed information about each session click here
Lost in Translation Poetry Event
"Poetry is what is lost in translation." ~ Robert Frost
Calling all Vermont French and Spanish students! You are cordially invited to participate in the Vermont Foreign Language Association's inaugural poetry recitation contest and community event.
Each participant, in grades Pre-K - 12 will be asked to recite from memory one pre-selected poem between Sunday, April 11 and Friday, April 16. Students will record their recitations using FlipGrid, and a panel of judges will review the recordings.
Judging is based on pronunciation, memorization, and performance, and awards will be given in each category.
For more information, click here
The Seal of Biliteracy was awarded
to fourteenVermont 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!
VFLA Distinguished Teacher award
The VFLA presents the Distinguished Teacher Award to a world language teacher who:
For more information about the Distinguished teacher award go here.
For nominating a teacher complete this form before March 12th, 2021
Congratulations To Maureen Davis
2020 VFLA Distinguished Teacher
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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.
If you would like to volunteering as a VFLA Board member please fill out this Nomination form
before March 21st, 2021.