Our organization serves our members through professional development workshops with a goal of helping educators develop 21st Century skills in our world language programs.

We provide networking opportunities that help navigate the myriad of regulations and challenges we all face.


Membership for the current school year is now open. Please email nysawla@gmail.com if you have any questions.

Click on our membership page to view our pricing structure. Membership includes participation in our professional development workshops, collegial circles and other networking opportunities. Membership also will allow access to FLACS Checkpoint A and B exams.


NYSAWLA is happy to announce that new rubrics have been created for the Checkpoint A and B Writing sections of our exams. Visit our Exam Portal page for more information.

NYSAWLA and Our Exams

NYSAWLA is excited to support school districts throughout New York State with our FLACS Checkpoint A and B exams. Complete details about the exam and how to participate can be found by going to our Exam Consortium page. If you have any questions, please use the Contact us link.


FLES Course at Stony Brook University

This synchronous and asynchronous online course is offered in the Summer of 2024, Session 2 (July 8 – August 17). The deadline to enroll is June 21, 2024. Students are required to participate in 5 days of synchronous classes:

Monday – Thursday: July 8, 9, 10, 11 (8:30 am – 5:30 pm) and Friday, July 12 (8:30 am – 12:30 pm).

There will also be several asynchronous assignments due by the end of Summer Session 2 (August 17th).

Consult Dr. Elaine Margarita for additional information: elaine.margarita@stonybrook.edu
cell:    516.286.3398

For more details, please click on the following link:

World Language Leadership Series: Supporting New Administrators

We are proud to offer a new series of workshops focused on developing skills of new leaders in our field and providing a collaborative space to network and support others.

Visit our Meeting/Events page for more information.