West Virginia Foreign Language Teachers Association

Call for Proposals 2023

The call for proposals for the 2023 WVFLTA Conference is now open!  To access the submission form, please go to  


The Conference will be centered around the theme “Interculturality: The Heart of Language Learning”

DEADLINE to submit proposals: August 15, 2023 (Notification of acceptance by September 1, 2023)

Save the Date! Fall Conference 2023

Fall Conference 2022

What a great conference!

Photographs by David Marlow

Best of WV

Congratulations Deborah Nicholson & Ching-Hsuan Wu on being selected as the “2022 Best of WV” with their presentation:

“STARTALK Teleportation from West Virginia, the Mountain State, to the Chinese Red Dragon: A STEAM Comparison”

We are thrilled to send Deborah & Ching-Hsuan to SCOLT 2022 to present as “Best of WV”. 

 Learn more about SCOLT at https://www.scolt.org/

WVFLTA 2022-2023 Teacher of the Year

Elizabeth Sanchez has been named the WVFLTA 2022-2023 Teacher of the Year. She was honored during a ceremony in October at the WVFLTA 2022 fall conference in Morgantown, WV. Sanchez has taught for 16 years and currently teaches Spanish at Spring Hills Middle School in Berkeley County.  She routinely advocates for increasing foreign language opportunities for students and for heritage and native speakers of Spanish courses to be implemented at the school. 

2022 TOY Elizabeth Sanchez pictured with members of the TOY Committee, Blanca Skaggs and Lola Contreras, and Nancy Ryan, (Retired) Berkeley County Schools World Language Coordinator

“Teaching the Spanish language and culture is my passion, and I try to instill that same passion into my students. I look for ways to incorporate field trips, music, dancing, food, and opportunities for students to interact with native speakers as much as possible.”