PSMLA Fall Conference (CfP); PLF (CfP); Professional Opportunities

Created on Tuesday, 26 Mar 2019 10:05:00

Call for Proposals - Final Reminder

*Deadline approaching: March 31, 2019

he PSMLA Fall 2019 Conference, in conjunction with the Pennsylvania Council for International Education (PACIE), will be held at the Penn Stater in State College, PA, on Friday, October 25 and Saturday, October 26. You are invited to propose a session in any pertinent area such as: technology, methodology, materials, techniques, assessment, standards, and connections to other disciplines or the local and world community. We also encourage sessions presented in target languages. Exhibitors are welcome to submit pedagogical, but not marketing proposals. Sessions on both days are 45 to 60 minutes in length, with a limited number of half-hour sessions as well.

The deadline for the submission of proposals is March 31, 2019.

Please direct any questions concerning PSMLA proposals to Susanne Nimmrichter at

Pennsylvania Language Forum Call for Submissions

 What is your favorite lesson or activity? How do you develop and execute the lesson for success? How do you achieve student engagement and learning during the lesson? 

Share your favorite lesson or activity with readers of Pennsylvania Language Forum (PLF). Submit a one-page description of the lesson and activities for publication in the fall issue of PLF, and our membership will start the school year with a variety of fresh ideas! You can also submit accompanying materials for PSMLA members to access online.

Visit the PSMLA website for details on how to submit. 

2019 Summer Institute for PA Teachers

*Deadline approaching: March 31, 2019

Join the University of Pittsburgh for the 2019 Summer Institute for Pennsylvania Teachers, June 17-21. Pitt's College in High School Program and the University Center for International Studies invite applications from secondary social studies and world language educators interested in teaching globally focused courses that offer transferable College in High School credit. 

In addition to earning CHS certification, participants will receive a $200 stipend, travel costs and on-campus accommodations, and Act 48 credits.  Please contact Zsuzsanna Magdo ( or Susan Dawkins ( for more information, or call (412) 648-7423. Deadline to apply:  March 31, 2019.  For more information and the application, please visit the Pitt CHS website

Frank Mulhern Leadership Award 

This award ecognizes the exemplary work of an individual who has: 

  • Provided outstanding leadership in the foreign language profession in the state, region, and/or nation
  • Contributed significantly to the work of PSMLA
  • Been a member of PSMLA for a minimum of 10 years
  • Is still active in the work for which the award is being given

Deadline for nominations is May 5, 2019.

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