FLAM recognizes and honors outstanding students, educators, and administrators for the contribution to foreign language education annually at its conference.
Excellence in Foreign Language Studies -
Jr. High School /
This prestigious award is given to a Junior or Senior high school student of foreign language who exhibits superior performance in the foreign language classroom. The nominated students must demonstrate superior ability dependent upon their level of study in reading and listening comprehension, interpersonal and presentational speaking/writing and cultural awareness; demonstrate excellence in classroom cooperation and good citizenship; exemplify trustworthiness and responsibility; and display leadership and trustworthiness in the classroom.
Outstanding Future Foreign Language Teacher
The Outstanding Future Foreign Language Teacher Award is presented to a post-secondary foreign language student who exhibits superior performance in a foreign language program. The nominee demonstrates superior ability in reading, writing, speaking, listening comprehension and cultural awareness in a second language; demonstrates excellence in classroom cooperation and good citizenship; is consistently trustworthy and demonstrates responsibility; and shows leadership and initiative in the foreign language classroom.
Distinguished Foreign Language Educator
This prestigious award is presented each year to an outstanding Missouri teacher who has significantly and positively impacted foreign language teaching and learning. The honoree must be and have been a member of FLAM for the past consecutive five years and possess a minimum of ten years teaching experience at the elementary, middle, secondary, or post-secondary level.
Friend of Foreign Language
The Friend of Foreign Language Award is to be presented to an individual or group from outside the foreign language teaching profession who has made significant contributions to the teaching and learning of foreign languages.
The award honors a member of the foreign language teaching profession who has devoted his/her professional career to the improvement of foreign language learning. The honoree must be within two years of retirement or recently retired and must have been a member of FLAM for the past consecutive five years. The honoree must have a minimum of fifteen years teaching experience at elementary, middle, secondary or post-secondary level.
FLAM members (individuals or a collaborative), K-16, who have been in the organization for at least the last two years, and who are/will be teaching in Missouri during the year of the grant may apply for a $1000 or $500 grant to improve instruction.
The grant money may be used for innovative classroom projects, supplies, realia, special classroom materials, travel, meals, lodging, conference registration, and admission fees.
Current members of the Board are excluded.