2018 Farrington Contest and Awards
Saturday January 27 2018 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Northbrook High School, Raider Circle North #1,
Houston, TX 77080
** Registration & payment must be postmarked by Jan.17, 2017

Our organization:

​The Houston Area Teachers of Foreign Languages is the only local professional organization for Houston area foreign language teachers. 

It is a professional organization that promotes the interests of foreign language teachers in both public and private elementary schools, secondary schools, colleges and universities. 

Its structure includes special language sections for teachers of ESL (English as a Second Language), French, German, Latin, Spanish, American Sign Language, Chinese, and Japanese.




Why Join?

Connect with an extensive networking system of teachers, coordinators, and administrators of FL!

Attend the annual meeting (typically in October) for relevant professional development that focuses on topics that are current & relevant in language instruction!

Involve your students in the Farrington Contest - an excellent way to show off their new language skills.




Leadership Positions 

Houston Area Teachers of Foreign Languages is currently looking for teachers / administrators to serve on language committees or on the executive board.

Language Chairs:
  • Spanish, Spanish for Spanish Speakers, French, Latin, German, American Sign Language, Japanese and ESL teachers are needed.
  • Language committee members prepare the tests for the Farrington Contest. They also assist with the planning for the Annual Meeting of HATFL. 

Executive Board:
  • Treasurer
  • 2nd Vice-President




If you are interested in becoming a part of this dynamic leadership group, please contact
Jennifer.Klaus@cfisd.net