PSMLA Anniversary Special; Conference Information; 100 years

Created on Tuesday, 22 Oct 2019 11:41:59

PSMLA Conference Update & Full Program Available

We look forward to seeing so many of our members later this week at our 100-year anniversary conference in State College!  Together with PACIE and our exhibitors, we are excited to have over 300 attendees and 100 sessions.  Visit the exhibit hall, check out our Tech Gardens, get a picture at our photo booth, win prizes in our lotto and auction, and celebrate our anniversary (with cake!) during the wine and cheese reception.

An updated schedule and the full conference program (PDF) are now available on our conference webpage so you can plan your days.

  • All registered attendees received an email on October 21 with details to prepare for your arrival.  If you did not receive this email, please email
  • All Thursday pre-conference attendees received a separate email on October 21.  If you did not receive this email, please email
  • All main presenters received an email earlier in October with important details to prepare for your presentation.  Co-presenters should check with the main presenter for this information.  If you did not receive this email, please email
  • Please review our refund policy.

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

Celebrating 100 years of PSMLA!

100 Years of PSMLA: A glance into the archives

In1992, PSMLA played a proactive role to represent the profession in discussions concerning new PA State Chapter Five Curriculum regulations. PSMLA members spoke at meetings across the state. Finally in November, the State Board approved PSMLA’s suggested statement: ‘ All students converse, at a minimum level of Intermediate Low as defined in the oral proficiency guidelines developed by the American Counsel on the Teaching of Foreign Languages, in at least one language other than English, including the native language if other than English, under section 5.215 (c) (relating to languages).  

(Note: Unfortunately, the next PA governor changed curriculum requirements and this policy was not included.)

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