PSMLA Student Recognition Award 2015
PSMLA offers an attractive certificate to any qualifying students whose teachers are members of the Association. To learn more and/or to submit names, click on the following link:

Please submit all requests prior to May 8, 2015

invites you to a

Paint N Sip for World Language Teachers
near Pittsburgh
Saturday, May 2, 2015
4:00 – 6:00
Members: $35  Non-members: $40
Please register by April 24.
Click here for the registration form.

It's never too early to start thinking about the outstanding students in your classroom. PSMLA offers a Student Recognition Awards certificate each year. Please check out our Student Recognition Information for details on how you can receive PSMLA certificates to honor those students in your classroom who consistently strive for success!

These institutes are designed for French instructors as well as advanced level college students  (Application)

PSMLA Global Scholars Program

PSMLA introduces a new initiative to recognize students in Pennsylvania who participate in interdisciplinary studies and activities that are global in nature in order to: 

  • Develop global awareness or competency.  
  • Better prepare themselves for personal and professional success in an increasingly global society. 

The Global Scholars Program is intended to be adapted to individual schools’ curricula (does not require any new courses) and is able to be implemented at little or no cost to the school.

For more information and if your school may be interested in participating in a pilot of the PSMLA Global Scholars Program during the 2015-16 school year, read the 

  • PSMLA Global Scholars Program proposal and
  • PSMLA Global Scholars Program brochure (for an overview).
  • PSMLA Global Scholars Program Application

Professional Development: recent events
Building Proficiency Via the 3 Modes of Communication with ACTFL 2006 Teacher of the Year, Ken Stewart Pictures

The Annual PSMLA Immersion Day was held on Saturday, March 7, 2015 at Chestnut Hill College, Philadelphia PA,
from 9:00 a.m. to 2:45 p.m.



Conference Proposal Form:










Is your membership about to expire?

Please renew as soon as possible.  Use this link to renew online or you can print out an application and mail in along with your check.

Thanks to all who made the PSMLA 2014 conference in State College a great success - see you in Philly in 2015!

In keeping with current electronic publication trends and green alternatives, PSMLA is exploring alternative ways of publishing the Forum.

Introducing our first Featured Unit Plan  as part of our pilot  implementation of an electronic version of the Forum!. The image below links to a complete mini-unit with detailed day-by-day lessons, assessments, cultural context, and technology integration.

Click the image below to read more and download the pdf file!

A special thank you to Rich Madel from Colonial School District for this superb contribution to our publication!

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.