PSMLA Awards; Chestnut Hill (PD)

Created on Tuesday, 21 Jan 2020 10:52:00

PSMLA Awards 2020

Each year the PSMLA sponsors multiple student and teacher awards for its members. For a detailed list of the awards and descriptions, or to apply, please visit our website.


PSMLA is pleased to announce our next WORKSHOP at Chestnut Hill College:

Saturday March 7, 2020 8:30am—12:30pm

Say What? We’re Supposed to Speak the Target Language 90% of the Time Even for Level 1 Learners?    

This workshop will assist teachers to implement the high-leverage teaching practice of Facilitating Target Language Comprehensibility (ACTFL, 2017).  First, we will briefly share brain research on WHY it is important for teachers and learners to stay in the TL even for beginning level learners (ACTFL, 2010). Strategies to assist teachers to speak in the target language, as well as incentives to motivate learners to stay in the TL will be shared.  Lastly, via video, we will analyze a Spanish teacher’s performance to decipher how she makes her input comprehensible for Level 1 learners. Workshop includes pair and group activities. Examples in French and Spanish, but applicable to all languages.

Our presenter is Bonnie Adair-Hauck, Ph.D. is a world language consultant for K-16 language instructors. Her experience in world language teaching spans the K-16 spectrum, or as she likes to say: “I have had the honor of teaching 3 to 83 years old students!” Adair-Hauck’s professional appointments include serving as a world language researcher at the University of Pittsburgh’s Center for European Studies, graduate professor for the University of Northern Iowa’s MAT Teacher Education program in Angers, France, Teaching Fellow for the University of Pittsburgh World Language Education Graduate Program and undergraduate Assistant Professor of French at La Roche College. Moreover, Adair-Hauck realizes that her 5 years teaching experience at Holy Ghost Academy for urban students was an invaluable teaching/learning experience.

For questions or concerns, please contact John Grande.

3  Act 48 hours available to PSMLA members only. ALL will receive a certificate of attendance to bring to their district to receive Act 48 hours from their districts.

Costs: PSMLA member: $ 20.00

            Non-member:     $ 30.00

             Student:              $ 10.00

Please click here for details about PSMLA’s refund policy

Continental breakfast included!

Click  here to view the day’s program and to register, please click here.  

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