Please join us in historic Lancaster, PA, the city of welcome! The face-to-face conference will begin on Thursday, October 13 with a pre-conference workshop. There will be a morning collaborative session by Dr. William Himmele and lunch onsite. In the afternoon, attendees will participate in a tour by the Lancaster History Museum: "From the Susquehanna to the City: Traveling on the Underground Railroad in Lancaster County." The tour will explore and explain local sites and landmarks important to the Underground Railroad.
The conference will officially open on Friday, October 14 with 6 concurrent sessions, a keynote address from CWS Global, an awards ceremony, a membership appreciation wine and cheese reception and an evening social.
The conference continues on Saturday, October 15 with 5 concurrent sessions, and an afternoon walking food tour.
Presentations will address topics related to world language education, such as community, communicative pedagogy, technology integration, diversity/equity/inclusion/social justice, and more.
Call for Proposals
PSMLA invites world language educators to submit conference session proposals on topics related to pedagogy, language education research, social and cultural topics, the conference theme, or other topics of interest to world language teachers. All sessions will be 45 minutes in length.
We are pleased to welcome CWS Global (Church World Services) as our keynote speaker on Friday, October 14. The CWS Global mission is to eradicate hunger and poverty and to promote peace and justice at the national and international level through collaboration with partners abroad and in the US. Founded in 1946, it is a cooperative ministry of 37 Christian denominations and communions, providing sustainable self-help, development, disaster relief, and refugee assistance around the world.