PSMLA Fall Conference (Deadlines approaching); Celebrating 100 years

Created on Tuesday, 24 Sep 2019 14:54:02

PSMLA Conference - Highlights & Special Events

We look forward to celebrating our centennial anniversary with you in State College next month!  These are a few of the highlights:

  • Enjoy a continental breakfast and buffet luncheon included in conference rates.
  • Request Act 48 credit for professional development participation.
  • Join us at our Friday Wine & Cheese Anniversary Celebration.
  • Win great prizes in our silent auction and language lotto.
  • Start the day right with Saturday morning chair yoga.
  • Experience innovative technology during hands on sessions at our Tech Garden, offered on both Friday and Saturday.
  • Join us for our keynote presentation by Don Gentile, Intelligence Community Senior Language Authority and Chief Learning Officer.
  • Celebrate leaders in language and global education at our Saturday Awards Ceremony.
  • And much more!

Register by October 4 for our discounted registration rates.  Visit our conference website for more details.


Deadline Approaching: Early Bird Discount for PSMLA Conference

Take advantage of significant savings by registering and completing payment by our advanced discount registration deadline next week—October 4.  Visit our conference webpage to register and to view our tentative list of sessions, details of the pre-conference workshop and keynote speaker, and places of interest around State College.  Join us as we celebrate our centennial on October 24-26!


Preliminary Conference Schedule Now Online

View the preliminary conference schedule, including session times and descriptions, on our conference webpage.  Together with PACIE, we are offering over 100 sessions and special events!


Celebrating 100 years of PSMLA!

100 Years of PSMLA: A glance into the archives

The 1967Bulletin described presentations on the following subjects: 

The PA Foreign Language Research Project

“Since 1965, more than one hundred of the Commonwealth’s French and German teachers and their students have been actively involved in “an assessment of three foreign language teaching strategies utilizing three language laboratory systems”.  These were “supported by NDEA, Title VII, as well as state and local funds”.  (Helmut A. Baranyi)   

Viability of Esperanto

Basically, the study of Esperanto gives the student the advantages of a language with a horizontal view of many cultures, in contrast to the vertical cultural view of one particular country.” (William P. Simpson)

There was a listing of opportunities for Study abroad, Fulbright-Hayes Program, Teacher Exchange, and Summer Institutes. 

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