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 VFLA pulls off a virtual conference with La Maestra Loca 24 hours after canceling our live conference of 140 language teachers in Montpelier VT. Covid-19, we are VFLA strong!
from Twinfield Union School
2020 VFLA Distinguished Teacher
The VFLA presents the Distinguished Teacher Award
to a foreign language teacher who:
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Our membership runs from January 1st -December 31st
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 firstname.lastname@example.org and I will be back in touch with you and add you to the group! Now is the time to start planning!
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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 click here.