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Fall Conference (Registration Closed); Coffee Hours; PLF Fall Issue; Job Opportunity (French)

PSMLA’s Fall Conference 2023   
Registration for the conference is now CLOSED. Thank you to you all who registered! We can't wait to see you next week!  
Registered attendees have been invited to create their own schedule on Sched. If you did not receive an invitation to Sched, please go to, click on LOG IN, enter your email, and then on RESET YOUR PASSWORD.  
Email or if you have questions! 

ChatGPT (AI) Webinar   
Do you want to learn ways to use ChatGPT in your world language classroom?   Are you interested in discovering ways to detect the usage of AI by students to cheat?  There will be a 30 minute webinar on Thursday, October 26th from 4:15-4:45 PM to share numerous ways to embrace AI for WL learning.  If you want to attend, please visit the PSMLA webpage to register.  

Pennsylvania Language Forum -- Fall Issue, NOW AVAILABLE!   
The Fall 2023 issue of PSMLA's semi annual publication is now available. Please check out this latest edition on our website. 
The editors of the PLF invite you to submit your articles, projects, lesson ideas, and research for publication. Submissions for the spring issue are now being accepted. The deadline to submit for the Spring issue is February 1. Learn more about submitting to the journal on our website.   

Coffee Hours in French and Spanish are back!       
PSMLA is pleased to continue to offer an opportunity to engage in the target language with your colleagues across Pennsylvania.       
Coffee Hour Goals       
-Film discussions in French and Spanish to improve proficiency in the languages.       
-Films will provide the context for participants to expand their knowledge of Spanish/ French  speaking cultures, history and literature.         
When & Registration        
-Every other month, from 4 to 5.       
-3rd Wednesday:  Spanish, October 18:  Register here       
*Act 48 hours available for PSMLA members.

Come to the MLA convention in Philly!      
Language and literature teachers and professors from all over the country will be assembling in Philadelphia January 4-7 to share teaching strategies, resources, and research. Please join us! Here’s the preliminary program: and here is a link for the convention: Join the MLA to get member rates (sliding scale, and we don’t check!). We are not approved for PD credits, but I’d be willing to talk about it if enough people need it:

CALICO 2024 Call for Proposals      
The 2024 symposium of the Computer-Assisted Language Instruction Consortium (CALICO) will be held at Carnegie Mellon University, from May 21 through May 25, 2024. We encourage PSMLA members to submit proposals--we want to hear about how YOU use technology in your language teaching! Proposal deadline is Friday, October 27, and more information can be found at here.     
Even if you don't intend to present, we encourage you to attend the symposium and get to know this international, collegial, and kind group of educators. We are passionate about using technology to improve language teaching and learning!

Columbia University Travel Grants for Teachers    
GEEO Teacher Travel Programs is partnering with the Middle East Institute at Columbia University to provide eighteen travel grants to (NY, PA, CT, NJ) educators for select programs next summer. Recipients of the grant will receive a $1,000 credit from Columbia University towards the cost of their program fee, as well as classroom materials and a PD certificate. Application can be found here.

Employment Opportunities

French Teacher (LTS), Southeastern PA    
The Abington School District is looking for a middle school French long term substitute ASAP. It is a 6-12 week position. Please contact Allison Renye, World Language Supervisor, for more information. 215.884.2325