Created on Wednesday, 20 Jul 2016 22:59:53

PSMLA News Update

Read below for information about two future workshops.

Summer Institute in French

This week-long summer institute titled France: francophone cultures and the “Clash” of Civilizations will run from August 1st through the 5th, 2016. This is an immersion program in which French teachers will speak French exclusively and learn about francophone cultures with an emphasis on Senegal. In addition, teachers will learn how to develop standards-based assessments that include interpretive, interpersonal and presentational modes of communication. This event is sponsored by the University of Pittsburgh’s European Studies Center and the European Union Center for Excellence. It is directed by Bonnie Adair-Hauck, Ph.D. University of Pittsburgh and Carol Schneider, Shadyside Academy. Dr. Jean-Jacques Sene of Chatham University is a featured guest speaker and additional activities will be facilitated by Myriam Gau, President, Centre Francophone de Pittsburgh and Cephus Moore, French and Spanish instructor, Upper St. Clair High School. Participants will be able to earn 25 hours of ACT 48 credit. For more information, please visit

IUP Spring Methodology Conference on Foreign Language Teaching

The 2017 IUP Spring Methodology Conference on Foreign Language Teaching will be held on Friday, April 21, 2017 at the Kovalchik Convention and Athletic Center (KCAC) on the beautiful campus of Indiana University of Pennsylvania. The keynote speaker will be Bonnie Adair-Hauck. Session proposals are now being accepted. 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. Proposals that include “hands on” participation are strongly encouraged. Please visit or the call for proposals here

The deadline for proposal submissions is Friday August 19, 2016. Feel free to contact the conference co-chairs with any questions. J-Louis P. Dassier ( or Christina Huhn (


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