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Membership Benefits

  • Discounts on PSMLA conferences and workshops
  • Receive Act 48 credit
  • Read Pennsylvania Language Forum
  • Vote in PSMLA elections
  • Receive job announcements via email
  • Apply for scholarships
  • Nominate students and colleagues for PSMLA awards
  • Join the Global Scholars Program
  • Apply for PEP Award recognition
  • Support language education and advocacy
  • Network with fellow world language educators
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 Membership Information

Membership entitles you to all member benefits, including reduced fees for the annual fall conference and regional workshops sponsored by PSMLA.  Please note that the membership year runs from January 1 to December 31.

Regular Membership:  Membership length is for one or two years. Currently the membership fee is $50 for one year and $80 for two years. 

Student Membership:  Student membership is available for full-time students or part-time students  WHO ARE NOT EMPLOYED AS REGULAR CLASSROOM TEACHERS.  A copy of a valid student I.D. must be provided.  Currently, the membership fee is $30 for 1 year and $45 for 2 years.  Membership remains valid if you graduate and obtain a teaching job before your student membership expires.  However, the first time your renewal is due after your employment, you will become a regular member and pay the regular membership fee.

Life Membership:  This membership is available for both regular and retired members.  Currently, the lifetime membership fee is $410 for regular members, $205 for retired members and $510 for joint members.  Life members will be entitled to all benefits of PSMLA membership.  The fee may be paid on installment plan.

Retired  Membership:  This category is available to members who have retired.  The fee is $25 for 1 year and  $40 for 2 years.

To join or to extend or renew your membership, please click on the button below. If you are not sure about your current membership status, please click on My account in the User Menu after you log in.

By Mail: If you would prefer to print out a form and mail it in with a check, please download and complete the membership application.  Once processed, you will receive an email with instructions on accessing your online account.

Please direct any questions to PSMLA Secretary Phyllis Rzodkiewicz at


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