PSMLA News Update: CFP: Deadline Approaching; ACTFL Campaign

Created on Thursday, 17 Aug 2017 20:50:09

IUP Spring Methodology Conference on Foreign Language Teaching: Call for proposals 


Do you have a great classroom activity that shows what your students can do? Have you been working on something unique or innovative in your classroom?

The Conference Committee of the IUP Spring Methodology Conference on Foreign Language Teaching invites you to submit a session proposal for our conference, to be held on Friday, April 20, 2018 at the Kovalchick Convention and Athletic Complex (KCAC) on the main campus of Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

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

Deadline for submission is August 18, 2017.

Full call for proposals is available online:

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