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.
"Poetry is what is lost in translation." ~ Robert Frost
Check our VFLAPadlet
Find ready to use resources from our members.
VFLA Essay and Poster Contests 2020
Congratulations to the students winners and their teachers.
Click here to see the posters winners
”With languages, you are at home anywhere"
~Edmund de Waal~
News from The Seal of Biliteracy for
VT High School seniors!
Most schools are awarding the Seals during Senior Awards. Some, are giving a special note in the graduation program to acknowledge that they have received a Seal, similar to NHS or other honorary award.
If your school has this ceremony, please submit the names and other details of your students. We will send you the Seals and stickers for the transcripts, if your school allows them.
Please reach out with any questions! We anticipate a fast turnaround for mailing once the form is received. If you have a large number of students to record, feel free to use a spreadsheet or multiple forms.
Please use this link to submit your Seals recipients information.
VFLA Distinguished Teacher award
Congratulations To Magali Simon-Martin
2021 VFLA Distinguished Teacher!
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.