Pre-Conference Workshop; 100 Years of PSMLA; 3-Year Membership Deal

Created on Tuesday, 23 Jul 2019 15:21:28

PSMLA Pre-Conference Workshop Announcement

Join Eileen Glisan and Rick Donato at our Pre-Conference Workshop on Thursday, October 24, in State College: "Using High-Leverage Practices to Enact the Work of Language Teaching."  View the complete description and register on our conference webpage.

100 Years of PSMLA: A glance into the archives

Celebrating 100 years of PSMLA!

Some things haven’t changed much….

The very first PSMLA meeting was called to order Dec. 28, 1920 in Harrisburg. There were two presentations:  

  1. “How many years of modern foreign language should be given in the junior high school?” by Miss Marion Armstrong, Pittsburgh
  2. “What colleges most desire in modern language” by Mr. W. R. Anson, Philadelphia

These were followed by an important discussion: “The new high school program for Pennsylvania (which dropped modern language as a required subject) came in for general criticism. Thus goes on the battle for the humanities in a world that is turning materialistic.”

(Found in the 50thAnniversary Edition of the 1969 PSMLA Bulletin)

In honor of the 100-year Anniversary of PSMLA, we have a special deal: Join for 3 years for $100.00 until October 26, 2019.

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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