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PLF (CfS); Coffee Hours; Conference Coordinator; Job Opportunity (Spanish)

PSMLA Seeks Conference Coordinator
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. Coffee Hours  in French and Spanish are back!
Coffee Hours Goals
-Film discussions in French and Spanish to improve/maintain proficiency.
-Films will provide the context for participants to expand their knowledge of French or Spanish speaking cultures, history, and literature.

When and Registration
-Every other month, from 4pm-5pm.
- 2nd Wednesday: French (December 6) Register here
- 3rd Wednesday: Spanish (December 20) Register here
* Act 48 hours available for PSMLA Members 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), Midwestern PA
The Homer-Center School District is accepting letters of interest for a long-term Secondary Spanish Substitute Teacher for approximately 20 days, starting January 3, 2024.  Teaching certification is required.  

Please send letter of interest, application, and current Act 34/151 clearances and FBI Fingerprinting to Mr. Ralph J. Cecere, Jr., Superintendent, Homer-Center School District, 65 Wildcat Lane, Homer City, PA  15748. Applications may also be emailed to  No faxed applications will be accepted.  E.O.E.