PSMLA Awards (CfN); Multiple PD Opportunities

Created on Tuesday, 12 Jan 2021 10:07:31

PSMLA & Vista Higher Learning Online Event

PSMLA is partnering with Vista Higher Learning to offer informative, virtual professional development sessions, exclusively available for Pennsylvania educators!  Please refer to this flyer for further information

Registration for NECTFL Open, Hybrid and Remote Options 

Registration for the Northeast Conference on the Teaching of Foreign Languages is now open. The April 22-24, 2021 conference provides the option to join remotely or on-location in Manhattan. This is the year to engage with full access to sessions without the incumbrances of travel! Early registration ends February 5.  

Please visit the NECTFL site for full conference details. 


This program is intended to select viable candidates for the ACTFL Teacher of the Year. Candidates must be full-time world language Pre-K-12 teachers or postsecondary instructors or professors who spend at least 50% of their time in direct teaching during the year of application with an expectation of teaching for at least two additional years. Candidates must be in the profession a minimum of five years and demonstrate excellence in world language education; be an active member of PSMLA for a minimum of 3 complete consecutive years (for example January 1, 2013 – December 31, 2015); demonstrate leadership in world language education; impact the local, state, and/or national arenas; and demonstrate continued growth as a world language educator. 

Nomination criteria and application 

Applications are due on March 31. Send your application to

Call for Nominations: Student Awards

PSMLA Outstanding High School Graduating World Language Student Award

Nominate your outstanding high school world language senior for the PSMLA Outstanding High School Graduating World Language Student Award.  The deadline for applications is March 31.

Selection criteria:

a.   Students must have a minimum of 3.75 grade point average in world language classes (based on a 4.0 system).

b.   Students must have studied at least one world language other than English for 4 consecutive years

c.   Students must also have an overall grade point average of 3.5 (based on a 4.0 point system).

d.   Students must have made outstanding contributions to world language activities in their school.

e.   Students must be interested in pursuing a career that will utilize language skills.


  • Teachers nominating students must be members of PSMLA by March 1 of the current year.
  • A teacher may nominate one student per world language that he/she teaches.
  • Go to under the Awards link for prize information.

Nomination Form

PSMLA Student Recognition Awards

PSMLA offers an attractive certificate to any qualifying students whose teachers are members of the association.  Please go to and go to the Awards link for criteria and prizes. Certificates will be emailed to the teachers as pdf files at no charge.

Please submit all requests by March 31.

In order to verify your membership status for this request, you will need to log in to your PSMLA account. When you click on "Request PSMLA Student Recognition Award", you will be asked to log in if you have not done so already. If you need to renew your membership or become a member, click here.

Workshop Series from the Education Office of the Embassy of Spain

Following up the free online series of workshops for US teachers of Spanish that the Education Office of the Embassy of Spain offered last semester, we are happy to announce a new series of workshops running in January and February.

  January: on the 23rd & 28th Amanda Seewald will present the same workshop on both days, so that both eastern and western teachers can participate. This workshop may be of special interest for teachers in dual immersion programs, like ISAs.

  February: 4th & 27th. Dr Florencia G. Henshaw will also present the same workshop on both days. On the 27th we are also offering two more workshops for a full day training session. Teachers can register to all three workshops or just the ones they are interested in.

The first workshop will be in 15 days. I encourage teachers to sign up as soon as possible.

Refer to the flyer and the following link in which you have all the information about the activities and the links to register.

Thank you very much in advance for your interest in these activities, which will be certified to the attendees.


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