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PSMLA Seeks Conference Coordinator -- Deadline TOMORROW!
PSMLA is seeking a member to serve in the new position of Conference Coordinator. Among other responsibilities, the Conference Coordinator will collaborate with the PSMLA conference planning committee, vendors, exhibitors, and sponsors to organize PSMLA's annual fall conference. The Conference Coordinator reports to PSMLA's president and executive council and participates in semi-annual meetings, both in-person and virtual.

Compensation for the role of Conference Coordinator includes an annual stipend as well as conference registration and lodging.

Interested? Please submit a letter of interest to by January 10, 2024. 


IUP Spring Methodology Conference -- Registration Now Open!
Happy January!
Registration is now open for the 2024 IUP Spring Methodology Conference.  This year’s process is using IUP’s Marketplace, and is an all electronic process.  Just follow the link and instructions as shown on the Registration page (or from the drop down  menu).
We look forward to seeing you at the conference in April! 


Vista Higher Learning & PSMLA Webinar
PSMLA members are invited to join us for a free webinar sponsored by Vista Higher Learning entitled, Cultivating Your Classroom for Engagement and Inclusivity

Join us February 6th at 4:30pm to listen to presenters, Megan Flinchbaugh and Nathan Campbell, as they present Strong Foundations: Expanding and Applying Vocabulary.

A second webinar will be presented on February 8th at 4:30pm, by Yensen Sierra Lambert. Join us to learn about cultivating safe spaces as she presents Windows, Mirrors, and Sliding Doors: Inclusive Teaching in the Language Classroom.

While participation is free to PSMLA members, you must register to receive the Zoom link. Please view the flyer here to learn more and to register. 


McLean School World Language Conference -- Call for proposals
The World Languages Department at McLean School is pleased to inform you about our upcoming conference on World Language and Social Justice, scheduled for Saturday, April 6. The theme of the conference is "Breaking Barriers, Building Bridges: World Language Justice Conference." Our goal is to create an inclusive, informative, and impactful event that contributes to the advancement of language justice.
We extend an invitation to educators, scholars, researchers, and practitioners to submit proposals for presentations, workshops, and panel discussions that are in line with the conference theme. 
Here is the Google Form to submit a proposal. Please reach out to Nicole Morgan at if you have any questions or concerns. The deadline for proposal submissions is Sunday, January 21. 


Pennsylvania Language Forum - Call for Submissions
Do you have an especially engaging lesson? Have you found a tool that enhances your practice? Is there a program you´ve developed that you're proud of?  PSMLA invites members to submit articles, lesson plans, and research related to the enhancement of world language education. 

The editors of PSMLA´s premier language journal, the Pennsylvania Language Forum, are currently accepting submission for the spring edition. 

Members are encouraged to submit their entries by February 1. 

To learn more about the submission process, please visit the publications tab of the PSMLA website. 


Day of World Languages at Mercyhurst
Inviting high school language students to join us for A Day in World Languages at Mercyhurst University on Friday, January 26. Students will participate in:

  • immersion activities in Spanish and French, 
  • learn-a-new language activities in Arabic, Mandarin and Russian, 
  • our Culture Lab, with interactive art, culture,  and language experiences. 

Students will also have lunch, hear a student panel, and check out study abroad. There is no charge for the day but registration is required. Register here.

For more information, contact Dr. Alice Edwards, 


Employment Opportunities

Spanish Teacher (LTS), Greater Pittsburgh Area
The Mount Lebanon School District is searching for a fantastic Spanish teacher to serve as a long-term substitute for the second semester of this year. Learn more about the position and/or apply here.

Applicants interested in any further information may contact Ms. Lynda Battista at