Conference Registration; Centennial Announcements

Created on Wednesday, 26 Jun 2019 09:48:15

PSMLA Conference Registration Open

Registration for the PSMLA Conference on October 24-26 is now open.  Join us for our 100 Year Anniversary celebration at The Penn Stater Hotel in State College as we celebrate "Our Past - Our Present - Our Future."  Visit our conference website for rates and to register, with more details to be posted throughout the summer.

We are also excited to announce our pre-conference workshop: "Using High-Leverage Practices to Enact the Work of Language Teaching" with Dr. Eileen W. Glisan and Dr. Richard Donato.  Full information can be found on our conference website.

PSMLA Seeks Photographs

Dear PSMLA members,

     PSMLA was founded in 1919 and we are now celebrating our 100th Anniversary! The history of our organization (and, in part, our profession) can be found in the PSMLA archives. The archives (check out this example) show a sustained, professional effort by many dedicated PSMLA members to expand and enhance K-16 foreign language instruction in this state. Many dedicated hours of volunteer service were given in the belief that together they could make a difference. 

      In honor of this year's anniversary, we plan to send out some sample items from the archives which, we hope, will be of interest. 

      We also plan to put together a collection of photographs from former PSMLA conferences and events for display at our upcoming PSMLA Conference in October. We request your assistance. If you have any photographs related to PSMLA that you are willing to share, please email them to us.  It would be helpful to include names and dates. Please send them to:

Thank you,

Debra Wills and Thekla Fall

In honor of the 100-year Anniversary of PSMLA, we have a special deal: Join for 3 years for $100.00.

Don't forget to renew your PSMLA Membership!

Here is a quick reminder of just some of the benefits of PSMLA Membership. Please visit our website at to learn more.

1. Our PSMLA Community - connecting with other members for ideas and inspiration
2. Reduced registration fees to regional workshops and conferences. Our 100-year Anniversary Conference will be October 24-26 at the Penn Stater Hotel and Conference Center. PSMLA has joined with the Pennsylvania Council for International Education (PACIE) in a celebration of our 100th and 50th anniversaries, respectively, to reflect on our past, our present, and our future. We look forward to a stimulating exchange of innovative ideas about educating the next generation of citizens in an interconnected world. We hope to see you in State College in October to celebrate the 100th anniversary of PSMLA with us!

3. Access to PSMLA News Updates for job notices, reminders and promotions
4. Access the Pennsylvania Language Forum, a journal published annually that features articles on teaching strategies, lesson plans, project ideas, and research for world language teachers.

Renew your membership today at

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