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 closed. It will be opened up again for the new school year in mid-August. 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 Courses at Stony Brook University & Queens College

SUNY Stony Brook University:

This fully online course (via Zoom) is offered through Stony Brook University, for Summer 2024–Session 2. 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).

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

For more information, please see link below:

Queens College:

This 5-day fully online, synchronous course (via Zoom) is offered during Summer 2024 through Queens College–Session 2, on the following dates and at the times listed:

Monday – Thursday: July 15, 16, 17, 18 (8:30 am – 5:30 pm) and Friday, July 19th (8:30 am – 12:30 pm).

Contact Dr. Margarita if you have any questions: elaine.margarita@qc.cuny.edu
or by cell:  516.286.3398

For more information, please see link below: