PSMLA Fall Conference (Deadlines approaching); Celebrating 100 years

Created on Tuesday, 10 Sep 2019 12:24:31

Final Reminder: PSMLA Conference Hotel Reservation Deadline

Reserve your room at the PSMLA Conference hotel, The Penn Stater, by September 12 to get the special conference rate.  Visit our conference webpage to reserve your hotel room before they are released to the general public.


Early Bird Discount for PSMLA Conference

Take advantage of significant savings by registering and completing payment by our advanced discount registration deadline of October 4.  Visit our conference webpage to register and to view our tentative list of sessions, details of the pre-conference workshop and keynote speaker, and places of interest around State College.  Join us as we celebrate our centennial on October 24-26!


Celebrating 100 years of PSMLA!

100 Years of PSMLA: A glance into the archives

In 1942, Miss Mary-Louise Bailets, John Harris High School in Harrisburg, presented a paper entitled, “Advantages of Teaching South American pronunciation of Spanish”. Miss Bailets “brought out the fact that most of those who study Spanish in the United States expect to use the language in travel through Latin America…”

        “Dr. John M. Grimm, of Dickinson College, discussed the ‘Practical Teaching of Modern Languages’. His theme was tied up with the effort to prepare men and women quickly to fill positions in the armed forces.”

        “No meeting was held in 1943, as restrictions had been put on traveling that was considered non-essential to the war effort.”

Taken from the 1969 50th Anniversary edition of the PSMLA Bulletin.  

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