Foreign Languages Faculty Participate in State MLA Conference

Posted on 11/8/2019 12:47:23 PM

Several faculty members from the Department of Foreign Languages participated in the 100th anniversary of the Pennsylvania State Modern Language Association at the annual conference held in State College October 24–27, 2019.

Christina Huhn and Jason Killam participated in the World Language Educator’s Roundtable, titled “ACTFL/CAEP Teacher Preparation Programs in PA: Facing Our Future.” The roundtable discussion provided an opportunity for discussion and collaboration among World Language teacher preparation programs in Pennsylvania.

Killam facilitated a session titled “Encouraging Interconnectedness in Your Pennsylvania Community,” which aimed to share with others across the state how the Appalachian Professional Language Educators’ Society (APPLES) encourages connections to the local community. The session concluded with the annual APPLES fall business meeting.

Marjorie Zambrano-Paff presented a session titled “Becoming Socially Competent in the Spanish Classroom for the Professions,” which focused on developing social and linguistic competence in interdisciplinary courses based on her work in the classroom.