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The Greater Washington Association of Teachers of Foreign Language is proud to announce the World Languages Teacher of the Year competition.  The recipient will receive a gift, a personalized award, and will be recognized at a “Teacher of the Year” Celebration.


The award has been developed to honor the field of language teaching in the Washington, D.C. area. It also offers opportunities to increase the visibility of the importance of learning languages and cultures.




The World Languages Teacher of the Year process begins with the submission of the requirements for Phase I.  GWATFL encourages broad participation and will review sufficient evidence from candidates of their teaching accomplishments and ability to represent the language profession.


Nominee Requirements for GWATFL World Languages Teacher of the Year


1.  Must be a GWATFL member.

2.    The recipient must be willing to meet all of the criteria and to fulfill all of the duties described throughout this document.  


3.        The nominee must submit the following:

Submission Procedures


1.    Nominees will submit the required documents as stated in the Nominee Requirements by October 1 of the current year.

All materials submitted to GWATFL must be shared with via Google Drive. Please do not mail or email your materials.

Please contact us for details and guidelines on sharing your portfolio.

Nominees failing to meet the deadlines or requirements will be disqualified — all documents must be RECEIVED by October 1 of the current year.

2.    The winner will be notified by October 15, and will be formally recognized at the GWATFL Fall event.