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Conference and Workshop Announcements, Cultural Event, Job Openings

PSMLA News Update
Read below for information on conference and workshop announcements, cultural events, and job openings.


Conference and Workshop Announcements

PSMLA / Messiah College Central PA Workshop - April 30, 2016

PSMLA and Messiah College invite K-16 world language teachers to the Spring 2016 Central PA Workshop on April 30, 2016. Join us for an engaging morning of professional development at Messiah College. Two sessions will focus on activities that motivate language learners that you can implement easily at any time of the year. We also will feature an immersion session in which participants will choose a cultural topic presented in French, German, or Spanish. PSMLA members can earn 3 Act 48 hours. Register by April 20. Visit for details and registration.

MLAPV / PSMLA Integrated Performance Assessment Workshop and Immersion Day - April 30, 2016 (Philadelphia)

Please join us on April 30, 2016 at Chestnut Hill College in Philadelphia for a workshop on the Integrated Performance Assessment (IPA) presented by Bonnie Adair-Hauck, University of Pittsburgh. The workshop, titled “Using the Integrated Performance Assessment (IPA) to Improve Learning and Instruction” is offered by the Modern Language Association of Philadelphia and Vicinity (MLAPV) and co-sponsored by PSMLA. For more information and to register please visit Please note that in order to receive ACT 48 credit, participants must be PSMLA members.

2016 PSMLA Conference - October 13-15, 2016 (Erie)

The 2016 PSMLA conference will be held in Erie on October 13-15, 2016 at the Ambassador Banquet & Conference Center. The conference committee invites you to submit a session proposal for the conference. The deadline for session proposals is April 22, 2016. You can download the session proposal form by visiting the PSMLA website here Additional information pertaining to the conference can also be found on this site. We hope to see you in Erie in October.

CALPER - June 18, 2016

CALPER will offer a free workshop for teachers of Chinese on "Teaching Chinese with Authentic Cultural Texts and Materials". The workshop will be conducted by Alison Lai (University of Scranton). Date: June 18, 2016. Location: Penn State University Park campus. Register at

Cultural Event


Matsuri - Japan Festival at Penn State - April 23, 2016

The Japan Festival at Penn State will take place Saturday, April 23, 2016 in the HUB Alumni Hall on the campus of Penn State University. There will be live performances as well as Japanese toys, games, origami, calligraphy, kimono, martial arts, tea ceremony, drums, anime, books, and opportunities to practice the language. The event is free and open to the public. Please send all inquiries to For more information please visit the following website.


Job Openings

Messiah College in Cumberland County has several openings for adjuncts in the Department of Modern Languages. Please visit the links below for more information.


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