In-Service Conference on the Teaching of Foreign Languages

Please join us for the 2013 Rosario Caminero In-Service conference on the Teaching of Foreign Languages.

Saturday, October 5, 2013  8:30 a.m. - 2:45 p.m.

Teaching the Communication Standards - Communicate & Collaborate

Workshops led by local high school teachers who will share great strategies to get your students communicating in the target language and give you an opportunity to share your experiences.  Click here for more information.

Foreign Languages' Facebook Page

The Department of Foreign Languages at Millersville University now has its very own Facebook page! View the new page here. Expect more updates, events, and pictures on the page soon.

Summer Language Camps

The 2012 Summer language camps were a great success! Join us in 2013.

The department of Foreign Languages is looking forward to our 2013 summer language camps in French, German and Spanish.  Please visit the High School Camps page for information and a prinable application for our 2013 camps.

Join us for OUT OF CORDOBA ~ Averroes and Maimonides in Their Time and Ours

Please join us on February 26, 2013 7:30pm or February 27. 2013 1:00pm in Myers Auditorium, McComsey Hall for a special viewing of Out of Cordoba a documentary film, directed by Jacob Bender, about the legacy of the Spanish city of Cordoba and its meaning for our times.  For more information, view the event flyer.

Join us for "Molière Than Thou" featuring Tim Mooney

Please join us on October 18, 2012 7-8:30pm in Myers Auditorium, McComsey Hall for our second Molière presentation featuring Tim Mooney.  Over the past ten years, Mooney has introduced over a hundred thousand students to the uproarious French playwright (Molière) in his hit play, MOLIERE THAN THOU.  As Molière, Mooney captures the playwright, still alive and funnier than ever. He depicts Molière, abandoned by his cast and desperate to retain the box office income, parading through the most side-splitting scenes of French history,

Fourth Annual Rosario Caminero 2012 In Service Conference

We are sorry to announce that we have CANCELLED our Rosario Caminero In-Service Conference scheduled for September 29, 2012.  Please visit our webpage again in late Spring 2013 for information about our 2013 conference.

Join us on October 4, 7-9 PM, for a workshop and concert by Québécois group Dentdelion

October 4 2010, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Join us in Lehr (Gordinier Hall) on Monday, October 4, 7:00 PM-9:00 PM, for a workshop and concert by Québécois group Dentdelion.  Composed of Claude Méthé, Dana Whittle, Denise Leva, Colin Savoie-Levac, and Béatrix Méthé, two families, two generations bring Québec traditions back to life! To learn more about Dentdelion, visit their website. For more information, contact the department of Foreign Languages (717) 872-3526.

France under the German Occupation: Resistance and Collaboration in Vichy France

April 10, 2010, 10:30 am-12 noon, McComsey Hall 201

Joanne S. Silver, Manager of Beach Lloyd Publishers and former teacher of French and Barbara P. Barnett, filmmaker, author, department chair and French teacher at the Agnes Irwin School, will demonstrate how to incorporate the study of World War II into the French language classroom through the use of authentic materials. Participants will become familiar with documentary films and first-person accounts of those who lived through the dark years of Vichy France.

How Fidel Castro Drastically Changed my Pennsylvania Dutch Accent and my Teaching Career

March 23, 2010, 12 noon-1 pm, Ford Atrium, McComsey Hall


MU Alumnus, Ned Benner (class of '60), will come and talk at our general advisement session.  His experiences with the Peace Corps, Inter-American Foundation, and Sister Cities International, coupled with extensive work with the NGO community here and in South America, will help MU students look at some other alternatives/uses for their language degrees.

Project Search for Traces

January 29, 2009, 4 pm, Ford Atrium

In time for the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, Millersville is hosting an exhibition on “Icons of a Border Installation,”  a photographic search for traces of the Berlin Wall in today’s Berlin. The exhibition, based on photos taken by students of the University of Paderborn and accompanied by German and English texts, is sponsored by the Goethe Institute and shown in various locations in the US. To open the exhibit, there will be a presentation by Ms. Cornelia Jarasch, Political and Cultural Affairs Consul, Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany, New York, and Dr. Marianne Washburn, Pedagogical Liaison Officer of the Goethe Institute New York, followed by a reception. The exhibit will be at Millersville until Feb. 13. For more information, please contact Dr. Susanne Nimmrichter, Department of Foreign Languages, at extension 3529.

Click here (PDF) for more information.

2005: The Year of Languages

  • Under the guidance and stewardship of the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL), 2005 will be celebrated as The Year of Languages in the United States. 
  • The goal of The Year of Languages (YOL) celebration is to advance the concept that every American should develop proficiency not only in English, but in other languages as well. 

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German Immersion Weekend:

  • Teaching Speaking Skills
  • February 25-26, 2005
  • Location: Millersville University, Bolger Conference Center
  • Facilitator: Dr. Sabine Dinsel, pedagogical liaison officer of the Goethe Institute New York 
  • The workshop starts with a dinner on Friday at 6 pm, followed by a work session until 9 pm. 
  • The Saturday workshop lasts from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm.
  • Registration: $55 (Stipends are available for new teachers and student teachers)