PSMLA is accepting nominations for Teacher of the Year (k--12) and/or Teacher of the Year (post-secondary).  For nomination criteria and application, please
click here.

PSMLA Student Recognition Award 2015
PSMLA offers an attractive certificate to any qualifying students whose teachers are members of the Association. To learn more and/or to submit names, click on the following link:

Please submit all requests prior to May 8, 2015

PSMLA would like to congratulate the following students and teachers as recipients of the 2015 PSMLA Outstanding World Language Student:
1st place--Bailee Koncar from Middletown Area High School and teacher Ms Lori Hess
2nd place-Rebekah Grafton from Wissahickon High School and teacher Ms Monika MacDermott
3rd place-Justin O'Brien from Boiling Springs High School and teacher Ms Cynthia Bailey
Honorable Mention- Fiona Kibblewhite from Conestoga High School, and teacher Ms Stacy Katz

invites you to a

Paint N Sip for World Language Teachers
near Pittsburgh
Saturday, May 2, 2015
4:00 – 6:00
Members: $35  Non-members: $40
Please register by April 24.
Click here for the registration form.

PSMLA Global Scholars Program

PSMLA introduces a new initiative to recognize students in Pennsylvania who participate in interdisciplinary studies and activities that are global in nature in order to: 

  • Develop global awareness or competency.  
  • Better prepare themselves for personal and professional success in an increasingly global society. 

The Global Scholars Program is intended to be adapted to individual schools’ curricula (does not require any new courses) and is able to be implemented at little or no cost to the school.

For more information and if your school may be interested in participating in a pilot of the PSMLA Global Scholars Program during the 2015-16 school year, read the 

  • PSMLA Global Scholars Program proposal and
  • PSMLA Global Scholars Program brochure (for an overview).
  • PSMLA Global Scholars Program Application

Professional Development: recent events
Building Proficiency Via the 3 Modes of Communication with ACTFL 2006 Teacher of the Year, Ken Stewart Pictures

The Annual PSMLA Immersion Day was held on Saturday, March 7, 2015 at Chestnut Hill College, Philadelphia PA,
from 9:00 a.m. to 2:45 p.m.



Conference Proposal Form:










Is your membership about to expire?

Please renew as soon as possible.  Use this link to renew online or you can print out an application and mail in along with your check.

Thanks to all who made the PSMLA 2014 conference in State College a great success - see you in Philly in 2015!

In keeping with current electronic publication trends and green alternatives, PSMLA is exploring alternative ways of publishing the Forum.

Introducing our first Featured Unit Plan  as part of our pilot  implementation of an electronic version of the Forum!. The image below links to a complete mini-unit with detailed day-by-day lessons, assessments, cultural context, and technology integration.

Click the image below to read more and download the pdf file!

A special thank you to Rich Madel from Colonial School District for this superb contribution to our publication!

Election Results for 2015-2017 PSMLA Executive Council

Congratulations and welcome to Michael Bogdan, Kathy Fegely and Richard Madel who have been elected to complete a three-year term on the PSMLA Executive Council.