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Professional Awards

Massachusetts Foreign Language Teacher of the Year

Massachusetts Foreign Language Teacher of the Year!  Are you or do you know an outstanding foreign language educator?  Tap a shoulder and/or submit your own nomination today!  Deadline: December 1.  Questions?  Email Tim Eagan at

Massachusetts 2017 Foreign Language Teacher of the Year

New Teacher Commendation

MaFLA’s mission encompasses the mentoring, support and professional growth of new teachers in the profession. This commendation awards a MaFLA membership to the honored new teacher. Deadline:  March 31

New Teacher Commendation 17

Alliance Française of Boston Award for Middle School Teachers of French

The Alliance Française of Boston is pleased to announce its support of MaFLA Middle School Teachers of French with a new grant. Three grants of up to $400 to fully or partially fund a project will be awarded to teachers who demonstrate that their project will help to promote the learning of French and bring excitement to their French program. The Alliance Française will consider all ideas for the award such as offsetting the cost of a field trip, inviting a chef for a cooking demonstration or hosting a musician, a dance troupe from Haiti, a poet or a speaker to discuss a topic of interest to the students. Additionally the award could provide material or technological assistance, or to arrange for a “video-pal” with a class from a francophone country. The Alliance Française believes that the middle school age is the time when many students become fascinated with the richness of a particular foreign language, and decide to continue studying that language in high school. Grant will be paid directly by the French Cultural Center of Boston.  Preference will be given to members of MaFLA, AATF and/or the French Cultural Center.

Deadline: December 15
Award announcement date: February 15

Application Form

If you have any questions, please contact:
Lucy Page Sprayregen Tel. 781-259-0690


Distinguished Service Award

Do you know who has provided exceptional and meritorious service to the foreign language profession in Massachusetts?  If so, consider nominating that individual for MaFLA Distinguished Service Award.  Nominations should be submitted through this link.
Please note the DSA Rubric below.  Deadline:   June 1

DSA Rubric


MaFLA Service Awards

Do you have 25 years of service as a foreign language teacher?  Are you retiring this year? If so, let MaFLA honor you.  Submit your information here.

These awards honor retiring foreign language teachers and those with 25 years of service in the foreign language teaching profession are presented at the Annual Meeting each year.

Deadline:  September 15