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The Florida Foreign Language Association (FFLA) is a non-profit organization dedicated to advocacy for the study and teaching of languages and cultures. While the majority of our members are educators of all levels (K-20) and all languages, we welcome anyone who supports our vision and mission to become a member.

FFLA is an affiliate of the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) and its member organizations include the Florida Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese (FAATSP), the Florida chapter of the American Association of Teachers of French (AATF-FL), the Florida Association of Teachers of German (FATG), the Classical Association of Florida (CAF), the Florida Chinese Teachers Association (FCTA), the Association of Florida Teachers of Japanese (AFTJ), the Florida American Sign Language Teacher Asociation (FASLTA), the Florida Foreign Language Instructors in Community Colleges (FFLICC) and the Foreign Language Association for Managers in Education (FLAME).

Vision Statement

A linguistically and culturally inclusive Florida.

Mission Statement
Promoting all languages by encouraging cultural diversity and fostering global awareness through advocacy and professional development.

FFLA hosts a state conference every October and affords attendees the following benefits: over 75-100 professional workshops on a wide variety of topics related to second language learning; over 40 exhibitors with the latest in educational technology, textbook and other language teaching materials; renowned keynote and featured speakers; networking with colleagues. 

The Members of the Founding  Board of Directors for FFLA, Inc. are:
Doris Rodriguez (in memoriam)
Beatrice Palls
María Sierra
Alejandro Avendaño
Jane Govoni

Past Presidents of FFLA


The Florida Foreign Language Association, Inc. is registered a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Contributions to FFLA are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law. 

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Join other concerned advocates who want to advance second-language education to develop a highly skilled, linguistically competent workforce in the state of Florida.

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