PSMLA Fall Conference; 100 Years of PSMLA; IUP Spring Conference (CfP)

Created on Tuesday, 13 Aug 2019 19:31:38

Time to Register for the PSMLA Conference

As we head back to our classrooms, it is time to register for the PSMLA fall conference to be held in State College this October 24-26.  Visit our conference webpageto register online, reserve your hotel room at the discounted rate, and learn more about our keynote speaker and pre-conference workshop.  You can renew your membership while registering as well.  We hope to see you at our 100-Year Anniversary Celebration!

Celebrating 100 years of PSMLA!
100 Years of PSMLA: A glance into the archives

“In 1929 the Association (PSMLA) convened in New Castle. Dr. Mercier, of Harvard, discussed 'The oral expression method of teaching foreign language.’  He expressed the fear (still with us in 1949) that languages are in danger of being replaced by more ‘utilitarian’ subjects. He said the fundamental question is social: ‘Can all children profit by these studies?’

Taken from the 1969 50thAnniversary edition of the PSMLA Bulletin. This information was a reprint from the 1948 PSMLA Bulletin. 

2020 IUP Spring Methodology on Foregin Language Teaching

Consider submitting a proposal for the 2020 IUP Spring Methodology on Foreign Language Teaching to share with your colleagues what you do best in your foreign language classes.

Conference sessions may focus on any topic related to language pedagogy. Sessions should be non language-specific and feature general strategies/approaches that can be incorporated into any foreign language classroom.


Language-specific examples may be used in the session. 
Conference sessions are one hour in length. Proposals that include “hands on” participation are strongly encouraged.

We offer an honorarium of $75 per session ($100 to be shared in the event of multiple presenters).

Full call for proposals and conference information available here:

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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