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PLF Survey; PSMLA & Other WL PD Opportunities; Job Postings (French; Spanish)

PSMLA News Updates/Reminders:

PSMLA Member Participation Requested - PLF Survey!
The editors of the Pennsylvania Language Forum would like to hear from you about your experience, regardless of how limited, with Artificial Intelligence applications.

Please share your responses by completing this survey.
Your responses may be used in future publication of the Forum 

Registration Ends This Friday - AI in the WL Classroom Workshop
Curious about how to leverage Artificial Intelligence in your classroom? Join PSMLA's in-person workshop in Mechanicsburg on Saturday, April 6. Registration for Digital Dialects: Exploring the Intersection of AI and Language Learning closes March 29. Visit the workshop webpage for additional details. 

General World Language News Updates/Reminders:

The Journal of Second and Foreign Languages, Call for Papers
The Journal of Second and Foreign Languages (JSFL) is an open access, peer-reviewed and copy-edited journal concerning all aspects of second and foreign languages. The journal encourages emerging interdisciplinary research pertaining to language education and language practices in multilingual societies and increasingly digitalising environments of learning and communication. The journal aligns with the wider intellectual movement of decolonising knowledge, language, and education, and focuses distinctly on research of/for underrepresented languages, minoritized and endangered languages, less widely taught languages, and other smaller languages as well as alternative approaches and pedagogies. The journal promotes quality work of early career researchers and all other stages of career, particularly those of the Global Majority and the Global South. We aim to give equal voice to researchers and practitioners and foster intercommunication of theoretical research and practice-based studies in teaching and pedagogy. The journal publishes two issues per annum, plus guest-edited special issues where there is an interest.

Submission deadline: 30 April 2024 Global Education Series for Teachers and Students
PACIE is sponsoring free webinars for teachers who want to add a global twist to their offerings.

April 3:               Teacher Panel on Study Abroad for Teachers, 7:00-7:45
   Register here by March 31st
May TBD.           Student Opportunities beyond Study Abroad
More details at this link:

Let's make our students globally competent! 

IUP Spring Methodology Conference -- LAST WEEKS TO REGISTER  - Registration closes April 5! !
Registration is open for the 2024 IUP Spring Methodology Conference.  

This year’s process is using IUP’s Marketplace, and is an all electronic process.  Just follow the link and instructions as shown on the Registration page (or from the drop down  menu).
We look forward to seeing you at the conference in April! 

Employment Opportunities in World Languages:

Spanish Teacher, Western Pa
The Hempfield Area School District has a vacancy for a Middle School Spanish teacher available April 2024. Requirements: Valid PA Spanish certificate. Applicants must be willing to teach Spanish courses and programs in the Spanish I classroom including: communication, culture, and local, national and global usage. Applicants should possess strong classroom management skills, passion for the Spanish language and culture, be energetic and engaging to inspire the students.  

Interested candidates should email a letter of interest, resume, standard teaching application, PA certificate, current child abuse, criminal history, and FBI clearances, and three letters of reference to the HR Office @

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Spanish Teacher (LTS), South Central Pa
The South Western School District is looking for a highly qualified, innovative, and passionate educator for a contracted Secondary Spanish Teacher LTS. The LTS assignment will start at the beginning of April and go until the end of the year. The primary job goal for this position includes planning for and carrying out instruction and student supervision in accordance with the priorities, policies, and procedures of the South Western School District.  Minimum qualifications include: (1) PA K-12 Spanish certification; (2) Clean criminal history in accordance with all PA mandated background checks (Act 34, Act 114, Act 151); (3) Strong interpersonal, communication, and collaboration skills; and (4) the Ability to effectively plan and deliver high quality, rigorous, meaningful, relevant, and standards-aligned instruction. Information on employment  or Apply here.

Spanish Teacher (FT), Western PA
Valley School of Ligonier is seeking an elementary Spanish teacher.  Valley School begins its study of Spanish in Kindergarten and continues through eighth grade.  This position requires someone with a strong background in Spanish who can design lesson plans that are academically rigorous and engaging, yet age-appropriate for students in grades K-5.  The School also has a Middle School Spanish Teacher who is responsible for instruction in grades sixth through eighth.  Valley School of Ligonier is located in the beautiful Laurel Highlands region in the highly desirable, quaint town of Ligonier, PA.  Please learn more about this opportunity at  

French Teacher (FT), Western PA
The Waynesboro Area School District is seeking to a hire a permanent contracted French Teacher for the 2024-25 school year. The position is at the Senior High School, in Waynesboro, Franklin County, PA. For more information, visit the job posting on their website. Any questions related to the position may be sent to: