Register now for this fall’s webinars in our annual series!

Summer Institute 2020

Registration is closed ….

but our summer institute workshops will all be available soon on our archived webinars page.


Over the past few weeks, NYSAFLT has been gathering information on distance learning. We invite you to share your favorite sites or activities with us to add to this list.

Job Placement

Become a member and see what job placements we have

Election 2020

Vote now in our 2020 election. Polls close Friday, June 26 at 5:00 p.m.


Get involved! Learn about advocacy efforts and how you can help.

Foreign Language Week

Our 2020 proclamation will be posted as soon as we receive it from the governor’s office.

NYSAFLT Merchandise

Find a gift for that special NYSA-friend or for yourself! Mugs, note cards, pins, apparel, and more!

Student Fulvi Awards

Recognize your most outstanding students with a Love of Language Award or Student Scholarship. CLOSED for 2020.

Leaders of Tomorrow Program

Are you considering taking the leap and taking on more leadership responsibilities? Read on! CLOSED for 2020.

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About Us

The New York State Association of Foreign Language Teachers was founded in 1917. Its purpose was, and remains, to serve the needs of the profession dedicated to the development of second language skills and cultural awareness among students. The creation of NYSAFLT marked an important step in enabling schools to give their students an informed and sensitive global perspective in an era of international turmoil.

  • promote the study of languages and cultures as outlined in the state and national standards
  • serve all areas of language study

    including the Classics, Heritage Languages, English to Speakers of Other Languages, Bilingual Education, Native American Languages and American Sign Language;

  • view foreign languages as an integral part of a multi-disciplinary education;
  • view foreign languages as an integral part of the core-curriculum;
  • serve as a model for the interweaving of content and pedagogy;
  • serve as a clearinghouse for research and information (e.g., exchange programs, grants, courses, study opportunities);