West Virginia Foreign Language Teachers Association


Hola profesores de español de Virginia Occidental,

The Poster Contest has started! This year we are celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Poster Contest!

This year’s theme is:

“Valorando nuestras raíces y construyendo nuestro futuro”
“Valorizando nossas raízes e construindo nosso futuro”

The Poster contest is an excellent opportunity for our students. It encourages cross-curriculum collaboration, promotes creative thinking, celebrates visual learners, students’ artistic expression, and it is a great way to engage the enthusiasm of our students.

I will be the contest organizer for our chapter. I have added six links to this email:  Student Information Form, The Poster Contest Rules (please follow all rules, only the posters that follow the rules are the ones that will qualify), National Poster Contest Website, The National Poster Contest 2021 Winners, WV-AATSP 2021 Winners, and a flyer to promote the contest among your students.

 The deadline for the West Virginia Chapter will be Thursday March 10th,(I need to have all posters by this date). 

Poster winners will be chosen by a committee on Friday, March 11th, the poster winners (1st, 2nd, and 3rd place) will be mailed on Monday, March 14th to the AATSP National Poster Contest.

Prizes will be: first place $40, second place $25, and $15 for third place.

MAILING ADDRESS: Suncrest Middle School 360 Baldwin St, Morgantown, WV 26505
PHONE: (304) 6859327 
EMAIL:  ana.bush@boe.mono.k12.wv.us Deadline: March 10th

Links for the Poster Contest: 

Student information form 

Poster Contest Rules

National Poster Contest Website

National Poster Contest 2021 Winners

WV-AATSP Poster Winners

Poster Contest Flyer

¡Gracias por dar esta linda oportunidad a tus estudiantes!

Fall Conference 2021


Registration link:   https://tinyurl.com/WVFLTAreg21 

Nomination Link:  https://tinyurl.com/WVFLTAnom21

We will meet virtually for a full day conference with a keynote speaker, concurrent sessions, association meetings, Teacher of the Year recognition, elections, and much more. 

Our theme will focus on Social Justice in the World Language Classroom. 

Cemanahuac Scholarship Open

We are happy to inform you that Cemanahuac will happen this year!

Each year one Spanish teacher who is a member of WVFLTA has the opportunity to improve their Spanish in Mexico with a generous scholarship from the Cemanahuac Educational Community in Cuernavaca, Mexico. This teacher could be you!  

This scholarship supports one Spanish teacher annually with limited travel and/or study experience in a Spanish-speaking country.

The scholarship amount is worth approximately $1200 and covers workshop tuition and housing. Other expenses such as airfare are the responsibility of the recipient.  

Please complete this application and submit one letter of recommendation by someone familiar with your teaching by Friday, April 30th, 2021. The letter of recommendation should be emailed to wvflta@gmail.com. Please be sure to tell the writer of the recommendation to put your name in the subject line: _________(your name) /Cemanahuac2021.

The name of the recipient of this wonderful opportunity will be announced on May 5th!

The 2021 recipient is required to present a poster presentation about their experience at WVFLTA’s fall conference in October.

Visit http://www.cemanahuacspanishschool.com/ to learn more about the school and see the videos featuring the teachers who have participated in this great program!

Click on this link to read the information about the immersion program generously sponsored by the Cemanahuac Educational Community in Cuernavaca, México:  Teachers’ Seminar 2021    Teachers’ Seminar overview

Fill out the application here: Cemanahuac 2021 Application Form

WV-AATSP 2021 Poster Contest

Enjoy the artwork of the 2021 WV-AATSP Poster Contest finalists:


FISEDI 2021 (virtual)

Queridos colegas, 

Es con mucha emoción que les extendemos la invitación para FISEDI 2021. Esta vez nuestro evento se llevará a cabo de forma virtual por medio de la plataforma Zoom. 

Celebraremos FISEDI el sábado 24 de abril de 8:30 a.m a 12:30 p.m.

Nuestro evento tiene un costo de $20. Para inscribirte, por favor ve al enlace del formulario de inscripción. Ahí encontrás las opciones de pago.

Nuestro tema es “Tomémonos un cafecito”. Eso es precisamente lo que haremos, tomarnos un cafecito juntos para compartir, aprender y conversar de temas interesantes como por ejemplo, la cultura de tomarse un café en diferentes países hispanos, la cultura del mate en Argentina, el español como lengua viva y en constante cambio ¡y mucho más!

Además, tendremos un invitado muy especial, muchos de ustedes lo conocen y abrán asistido a sus conciertos con sus estudiantes. ¡Estamos hablando de Justo Lamas! Así como lo oyen, este cantante argentino conversará con nosotros en FISEDI. Para más información de Justo Lamas, visita el enlace adjunto. 

Como parte de la inmersión en español tendremos también la oportunidad de obtener cŕeditos por medio de Concord University. La información para estos cŕeditos la puedes encontrar en el formulario de inscripción. 

Estamos muy emocinados de contar con invitados muy interesantes y compartir sus conocimientos con todos ustedes.

La información detallada de nuestros talleres se publicará muy pronto.

Si tienes preguntas contáctanos al correo electrónico: wvaastp@gmail.com o ana.bush@k12.wv.us

Teléfono (304) 6859327 (Gaby Bush)

¡Muchas gracias, y nos vemos muy pronto en FISEDI 2021!

Formulario de Inscripción

Flyer FISEDI 2021 Tomémonos un cafecito

Información de Justo Lamas

Advocacy Team News

JNCL-NCLIS Badge of Membership

This badge recognizes WVFLTA as a member of the

Joint National Committee for Languages-

National Council for Languages and International Studies.

WVFLTA supports both the MISSION: 

To ensure that Americans have the opportunity to learn English and at least one other language

and the VISION:

A world where the language enterprise facilitates the free movement of people, information and ideas;

builds mutual understanding and acceptance of cultural and linguistic diversity;

and promotes the personal development of the individual



2020 Teacher of the Year

Congratulations to the 2020 Teacher of the Year

Bill Denham


Cemanahuac Scholarship Recipient