Coffee Hours; AATF; PSMLA Awards (CfN)

Created on Tuesday, 30 Mar 2021 17:13:26


Do you want to take a break?

Come to the Coffee Hour and enjoy the opportunity to chat in French! Food, travel, movies, pastimes, and more are “au menu”.

I am inviting you to join me at our Virtual Coffee hour on Wednesday, April 7, from 4 - 5 PM.

Venez faire une pause au Café!  

Vous voulez relaxer, discuter de tout et de rien, de nourriture, de voyages, de vos passe-temps favoris, rire, échanger des expériences d’enseignement et tout ça en français, alors venez au Café.  Il me fera plaisir de vous y accueillir.

If you are interested, please register before April 6. In order to register for this event, you will need to log in to your PSMLA account or create a new account. 

À très bientôt,

Edith Guay

Click here to register!

AATF ( Philadelphia Chapter) Spring Workshop for all WL Teachers (free)

The Philadelphia Chapter of AATF is inviting  you to attend a 2-hour on-line workshop on April 17. Mike Peto is a language teacher well worth spending a couple of hours with on a Saturday morning.  His presentation will be for teachers of all languages.  See the flier for details.

Register by sending an email to


This program is intended to select viable candidates for the ACTFL Teacher of the Year. Candidates must be full-time world language Pre-K-12 teachers or postsecondary instructors or professors who spend at least 50% of their time in direct teaching during the year of application with an expectation of teaching for at least two additional years. Candidates must be in the profession a minimum of five years and demonstrate excellence in world language education; be an active member of PSMLA for a minimum of 3 complete consecutive years (for example January 1, 2013 – December 31, 2015); demonstrate leadership in world language education; impact the local, state, and/or national arenas; and demonstrate continued growth as a world language educator. 

Nomination criteria and application 

Applications are due on March 31. Send your application to

Call for Nominations: Student Awards

PSMLA Outstanding High School Graduating World Language Student Award

Nominate your outstanding high school world language senior for the PSMLA Outstanding High School Graduating World Language Student Award.  The deadline for applications is March 31.

Selection criteria:

a.   Students must have a minimum of 3.75 grade point average in world language classes (based on a 4.0 system).

b.   Students must have studied at least one world language other than English for 4 consecutive years

c.   Students must also have an overall grade point average of 3.5 (based on a 4.0 point system).

d.   Students must have made outstanding contributions to world language activities in their school.

e.   Students must be interested in pursuing a career that will utilize language skills.


  • Teachers nominating students must be members of PSMLA by March 1 of the current year.
  • A teacher may nominate one student per world language that he/she teaches.
  • Go to under the Awards link for prize information.

Nomination Form

PSMLA Student Recognition Awards

PSMLA offers an attractive certificate to any qualifying students whose teachers are members of the association.  Please go to and go to the Awards link for criteria and prizes. Certificates will be emailed to the teachers as pdf files at no charge.

Please submit all requests by March 31.

In order to verify your membership status for this request, you will need to log in to your PSMLA account. When you click on "Request PSMLA Student Recognition Award", you will be asked to log in if you have not done so already. If you need to renew your membership or become a member, click here.

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