We serve 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.

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.

Collegial Circle

Our World Language Leader Collegial Circle is a place to collaborate, discuss, and learn about relevant topics in our field. Topics are selected by the group, and followup meeting dates are determined at the meeting.

Visit our Meeting/Events page for the link to register.


Many of you have asked if we post open language teaching and administrative positions on our web page. We are happy to announce that we have created a space to advertise positions! Click the link to view open positions and to submit information for posting.

Open Positions…


Please 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 President
Francesco L. Fratto

On behalf of the NYSAWLA executive board, I welcome you to our website. We were established to serve the needs of our members across New York State through professional development workshops; our goal is to help administrators and teachers develop the 21st skills of communication, collaboration, critical thinking, and creativity of our learners in our world language programs. We also provide networking opportunities to support one another as we navigate through the myriad of regulations and day to day challenges that we all face within our schools and programs. In order to maintain standards when the NYSED eliminated our Checkpoint assessments, the FLACS exam consortium was formed and has become the largest in NYS due to the professionalism and dedication of our members. Please consider joining our organization and the consortium.

  • Who is NYSAWLA?

    NYSAWLA is a professional organization that supports World Language leaders with professional development, advocacy efforts, access to resources and the development and administration of Regional Checkpoint A and B Language Exams. Our members traditionally have been World Language Supervisors, Chairpersons or other school administrators.

  • What is the Exam Consortium?

    Checkpoint A and B exams in Spanish, French, Italian, German, and Chinese are created by members of the NYSAWLA organization exam committee in order to provide districts with access to uniform, standards-based exams. These exams meet the NYS LOTE requirement for an Advanced Regents Diploma. Active NYSAWLA members who indicate that they would like to use our exams will have access to exams in June.


2018 & 2019 FLACS EXAM DATA

A data analysis of the 2019 FLACS Exam is now available. Visit the Exam Portal for a link to the document.


NYSAWLA is an Approved Provider of Professional Development!

“The New York State Education Department (NYSED) has received your application to be an approved Sponsor of Continuing Teacher and Leader Education (CTLE) pursuant to Section 80-6 of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education. As a result of the review of the submitted information, your application has been approved. The term of approval is five years, beginning July 1, 2021 and ending June 30, 2026.”


NYSAWLA FAQ Answers Most Pressing Questions

NYSAWLA has put together an FAQ to provide answers to those questions which are most important. Please note it remains a work in progress and updates will be made to it as new questions arise. Learn more>>