Pennsylvania Language Forum

Pennsylvania Language Forum (PLF) is PSMLA’s semi-annual publication. It features articles on teaching strategies, lesson plans, project ideas, and research for world language teachers in Pennsylvania. The PLF includes a Peer Review Process in our Fall edition.

Spring 2023 Issue

The Spring 2023 issue of the PLF continues the new blended format of the PSMLA Newsletter and the PA Language Forum. This combined format provides information on current PSMLA activities with articles contributed by your PSMLA colleagues. The fall edition includes a dedicated section of peer reviewed articles.

Pennsylvania Language Forum Archives

Access and enjoy previous editions of the Pennsylvania Language Forum viewable in our digital archives. Our digital archives contain PLF editions dating back to 2010.

Call for Submissions

Article submissions are accepted on a rolling basis but must be received by February 1 to be considered for publication in the Spring issue of PLF or by August 1 for the Fall issue. All authors and any co‐authors must be current PSMLA members at the time of publication. Contributors have the option of submitting articles for peer review for the fall issue. See Call for submissions below for further information.

Submission Guidelines

  • PSMLA members may submit titled articles related to teaching and language education.
  • All submissions must be written in English, though examples of lessons or student work may be in the target language.
  • All articles must be submitted as a Microsoft Word document or a Google Doc, formatted using Times New Roman 12‐point font and be double‐spaced. PDF article submissions may not be considered for publication.
  • Scanned documents and photographs that accompany the article submission must be clearly identified and labeled. They must be submitted as a JPG or PNG. Submissions with images containing students should include a Release Form.
  • All documents of the submission must include the following information:
    • Name(s) of author(s)
    • Affiliation(s)
    • Language(s) taught
    • Intended levels, when relevant
    • Release Form

Submission Guidelines for Peer-Reviewed Articles

All submission materials should be sent via the online form:

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