The mission of the Pennsylvania State Modern Language Association is to enhance
foreign language education throughout the state

      by promoting the study of foreign languages,
      by providing educators opportunities for professional growth and networking, 
     by recognizing excellence in the field, and 
      by collaborating with local, state and national organizations.

Election Results for 2015-2017 PSMLA Executive Council

Congratulations and welcome to Michael Bogdan, Kathy Fegely and Richard Madel who have been elected to complete a three-year term on the PSMLA Executive Council. 

Professional Development: Upcoming Events


PSMLA Annual Fall  Conference 2014
State College
October 17-18, 2014



Keynote Speaker at the PSMLA 2014 Fall conference:

Christina Frei, Ph.D.

Executive Director of Language Instruction, School of Arts and Sciences, University of Pennsylvania

  Teaching represents the most immediate and rewarding venue of combining Christina Frei’s research projects, application of technology and language education. She received the 2010 SAS Dean's Award for Distinguished Teaching by Affiliated Faculty describing her dynamic classroom presence as mesmerizing. Frei currently is co-authoring an innovative textbook for introductory German language and culture: Augenblicke that incorporates a theme-based approach and features the three modes of communication. In addition, she regularly offers courses in Second Language Acquisition, Teaching and Learning with Technology, and directs all language education for the School of Arts and Sciences. She received her Ph.D. from the University of California at Davis with a Special Emphasis in Second Language Acquisition. She focuses on new approaches to the teaching of language and culture and diverse applications of technology in the foreign-language classroom and has co-written “Co-Constructing Learning: The Dynamic Nature of Foreign Language Pedagogy in a CMC Environment”. In this article, she and her colleagues develop the concept of spiraled interaction in a computer mediated communication (CMC) environment.
  World Language Workshop on Student Learning Outcomes and Assessments
Saturday, September 20, 2014
Hershey, PA

  PSMLA Annual Fall Conference 2015
October 16 - 17, 2015
King of Prussia, PA

  PSMLA Annual Fall Conference 2016
October 13 - 15, 2016
Ambassador Banquet and Conference Center
7794 Peach St, Erie, PA 16509


It's never too early to start thinking about the outstanding students in your classroom.  PSMLA offers Student Recognition Awards and the Outstanding Senior Award each year.  Please check out the links for the requirements, applications and prizes.

Professional Development: Recent Events
Strip District Food Tour
was held on Wednesday, July 16, 2014
Pittsburgh, PA
The International Food Tasting and Walking Tour
was held Saturday, May 10, 2014 @ 1:30pm
in Pittsburgh
More NECTFL Pictures

Thomasina White (immediate past president PSMLA), Clay Pell (candidate for governor of Rhode Island), Michelle Kwan (Olympic figure skater), Jan Stewart (PSMLA president) and Daliang Wang (PSMLA Executive Council member) in Boston at NECTFL

Teacher Immersion Day – Saturday, March 1, 2014
Chestnut Hill College