Welcome to FLANC!


Foreign Language Association of North Carolina

February 21, 2015 - FLANC Spring Conference in Wilmington, NC

March 5-6, 2015 - SCOLT Conference in Altanta, GA

October 23-24, 2015 - FLANC Fall Conference in Durham/Triangle, NC

February 18-20, 2016 - SCOLT Conference in Charlotte, NC

October 6-8, 2016 - FLANC Fall Conference in Durham, NC

It is the mission of the Foreign Language Association of North Carolina to promote opportunities for all students from kindergarten through post graduate studies to develop a high level of competence in at least one language in addition to their own; to provide leadership, support and service to those committed to language learning; and to coordinate the efforts of all those involved in education to make language learning in programs of excellence a reality for all.

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January 5, 2015
The 6th Annual Chinese Language Speech and Writing Contest

(Hosted by the Confucius Institute at NC State University)
As the only Chinese language competition in North Carolina, we welcome you to compete and showcase your Chinese language ability! We welcome beginners and all ages. This is a great opportunity to increase your Chinese language ability, win some great prizes, and meet others across NC State that are also studying Chinese. All information about the competition is listed on our website: http://oia.ncsu.edu/nc-chinese-language-contests   For more information or questions please contact Yang Yang at yyang26@ncsu.edu
Open Registration Period: 9am January 5 - 5pm February 20, 2015

  • Speech Contest Videos and Writing Contest Essays  must be submitted by 5pm Feburary 20, 2015
  • Speech Contest Preliminary Round Winners Announcement: March 13, 2015
  • Writing Contest Winners Announcement: April 3, 2015
  • Final Speech Contest at NC State: April 11, 2015  (You are welcome to attend and observe the contest)

December 20, 2014
MA in Foreign Languages at NC State Graduate Program Information Night.
Friday, January 16 at 6:30pm at Withers Hall Main Lobby. Thinking about going to grad school for Spanish or French? Come get your questions answered! Meet professors, current students and alumni. Learn about our program, classes, opportunities for funding, and what you can do with a Master’s degree in foreign languages. Contact Dr. Scott Despain, Director of Graduate Programs, for more information: despain@ncsu.edu


December 17, 2014
2014 AATJ Teacher Award Recipient

Please join us congratulating this year’s AATJ Teacher Award recipient, Dr. Chiaki Takagi of University of North Carolina, Greensboro. The AATJ Teacher Awards recognize outstanding teachers who have demonstrated excellence in teaching, advocacy, and leadership in Japanese education both locally and nationally. AATJ presented the awards to the winner at the AATJ Awards Luncheon during the ACTFL Annual Convention held in San Antonio, Texas on Saturday, November 22.

November 10, 2014
Recipients of Partnership for Innovation and Collaboration on Study Abroad Announced by the Embassey of France
The Embassy of France in the United States announced the recipients of the Partnership for Innovation and Collaboration on Study Abroad, a grant competition organized in partnership with NAFSA: Association of International Educators and the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU). The French Embassy selected four U.S. institutions to each receive $20,000 in funding from the French government to support best practices for increasing study abroad to France.
The grants are awarded under the auspices of the Transatlantic Friendship and Mobility Initiative, a joint initiative between the United States and France designed to strengthen the historic ties between the two countries by doubling the number of students from France and the U.S. studying abroad in each respective country by 2025. Proposals were required to advance an effective model to expand and diversify U.S. study abroad participation to France, both in terms of areas of study and background of students. They were also required to enact policy or programmatic changes on campus that leverage greater participation in study abroad above and beyond those students who receive financial assistance from the travel grant.
"Expanding study abroad opportunities for students, our future leaders and innovators, strengthens bi-national relations and better prepares young people for the 21st century global workforce," said NAFSA Executive Director and CEO Marlene M. Johnson. "The barriers for students to study abroad are well documented, and despite the small annual incremental increases of students studying abroad, matching grant programs such as these are critical to growing study abroad exponentially. These programs leverage grants so that universities and colleges can expand study abroad programs and make international study more broadly available."
The following projects were distinguished by the selection committee:
    University of Arkansas' expansion of student mobility programs (summer and spring semester) on the platform of nutritional science, culinary sciences and geological sciences in Beauvais
    North Carolina State University's "French language – the key to opening many doors," focused on engaging North Carolina high school students for future study in France and the creation of a semester program on cultural diversity in Paris targeting underrepresented students
    University of Minnesota's enrichment of study abroad opportunities for underrepresented disciplines (business and engineering) and the creation of a semester-long module of skills development for future teachers of French in Montpellier
    Georgetown University's expansion of undergraduate research opportunities through a tailored one year program in Lyon that will allow students to develop a research topic and publish their work.

October 8, 2014
Homework Assignment for Fall Conference now online!
If you attended the Fall Conference this year in Winston-Salem and would like to earn another 2 hours of attendance credit, FLANC is please to offer homework assignment 2014.  You can find link to the homework assignment on the Conference page to review and submit for attendance credit. 

October 2, 2014
Scholarships for HS Students
he U.S. Department of State announces scholarships for American High School students to study abroad. Click here for more details. 

July 18, 2014
SCOLT Updates
Dear Colleagues, I hope that you are enjoying your summer vacation and are getting excited about starting a new school year! This summer surely flew by! I take this opportunity to invite you to consider being a presenter in our annual conference to be held March 5-7, 2015 in Atlanta, Ga.  SCOLT is now accepting proposals for our 2015 50th Anniversary joint conference with FLAG (Foreign Language Association of Georgia) and SEALLT (Southeast Association for Language Learning Technology). Click here to submit your proposal today! To download a PDF of the proposal evaluation rubric click here. The rubric will also appear as pop-up fields as you complete the proposal form.  Session proposal deadline will be August 15, 2014. You will find out the status of your proposal on or around October 5, 2014. Also, this year we are having our first Program Cover Contest for students in grades 3 – 12.  This year’s conference theme is “All that glitters is SCOLT: 50 years of language teaching and learning.”  Click here to download all the pertinent information about the contest.  The student selected with the winning entry will receive $50 and his/her teacher will receive a one year complimentary SCOLT Sponsor/Patron membership.  Entry deadline will be November 15, 2014. Teacher of winning student will be notified by December 12, 2014.The quality of our conference depends on the willingness of educators like you to participate as presenters.  Please, spread the word and invite other colleagues! If you have any questions, please, do not hesitate to contact me. We hope to see you in Atlanta, GA!  Sincerely, Yohanna Jiménez, SCOLT Program Director 601-913-6765