About Us


The Mississippi Foreign Language Association (MFLA) is constituted to encourage active interest and research in languages other than English (LOTE) as well as the advancement of the study and teaching of LOTE in schools, colleges and universities in Mississippi. Through its regular activities - annual conference, speakers, bulletins, publications and special events, as well as lobbying and providing the media with relevant information - it seeks to create and sustain such interest.

Welcome to the Mississippi Foreign Language Association website. We hope that you will find our site both informative and interesting. Our aim is to provide easy access for our members and guests. Your comments and suggestions are welcome and encouraged. Please consult the officer board on the landing page and email one of us for more detailed information.


MFLA Profile

The purpose of the MFLA will be the advancement of the study and teaching of languages other than English in the schools, colleges, and universities of Mississippi.

People and organizations paying membership dues annually.

President, first vice-president, second vice-president, and executive director.

Executive board:
Fourteen members consisting of the four officers, the historian, editor of the Mississippi Language Crusader, the outgoing president, the presidents of the college/university and the elementary/secondary sections, the presidents of AATF, AATG, AATSP, a representative from the Classics and the current world language consultant at the Mississippi State Department of Education.

Fiscal year: 
January 1 of any given year to December 31 of the same year.

Annual meeting: 
MFLA meets annually, usually the first or second weekend of November.

Constitution and Bylaws

Formal document containing the fundamental objects and principles of MFLA.
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Then and now: MFLA through the ages.

by Sarah J. Banks, Historian

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Past Presidents

MFLA has had great leadership through the years; these world language educators were committed to excellence.
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Mississippi Language Crusader

A journal from the Mississippi Foreign Language Association. This journal is a great way to share what teachers are doing in their classrooms and to stay informed on what is going on in our state.
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Languages and Mississippi

A publication from the Mississippi Foreign Language Association with support from the Mississippi Humanities Council.
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