Languages And Cultures (M.A.)

Summer Graduate Schools

Millersville and West Chester universities launched a new joint graduate degree program, the Master of Arts in Languages and Cultures (MALC), in fall 2014. This single joint degree will be presented by both language departments in collaboration and coordination to facilitate the prompt and successful completion of students’ course work. The 33-credit degree program may be completed on a full- or part-time basis. For more information about the Master of Arts in Languages and Cultures with the specialization in each language, please see the specific program pages for French, German, and Spanish

Millersville's Summer Graduate Schools are total immersion summer schools. All students are expected to observe a "no-English" rule both in and out of the classroom. The language schools welcome degree candidates in the MALC program, teachers working toward certification, and those desiring "refresher courses" for credit or by audit. Participants are, for the most part, high school teachers working towards the Master's Degree, trying to get permanent certification or seeking certification in a second, sometimes third language. All participants in our summer schools must be proficient in their second language at the Intermediate High level or higher (ACTFL proficiency scale).

The summer schools include four-week long residential programs, blended programs with a shorter time on campus, and occasionally a course that is fully online. Please see each language page for the specific program offered this summer. 

Participants in the residential program share housing in Millersville's new dorms and can purchase a meal plan. All students and faculty typically take meals together at specially assigned tables for a particular language. Commuters are encouraged to join the groups for meals.

For more information and to reserve housing please contact Lori Souder at  

For more information, please contact: 
French:    Dr. Christine Gaudry (
German:  Dr. Susanne Nimmrichter (
Spanish:  Dr. Marco Antolín (


The summer school faculty is composed of native and near-native speakers of the various foreign languages. 


There are a variety of extra non-credit activities consisting of conversation, singing groups, folk dancing, film and video presentations, and occasionally performances of plays. 

Graduate Professors

Susanne Nimmrichter, Graduate Program Coordinator/Director, Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania, 1997. German Linguistics, Second Language Acquisition.

Christine Gaudry, Department Chair, Director, French Graduate Coordinator, Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1986. 18th- and 20th-Century French Literature.

Marco Antolín. Director, Spanish Graduate Coordinator, Ph.D., Universidad de Valladolid, 2002. Comparative Poetry, 20th-Century Spanish Literature, Spanish History.

Wilfredo Valentín-Márquez. Ph.D., University of Michigan, 2007. Linguistics and Romance Languages.

Amaya Amell, Ph.D., New York University, 2012, Spanish Language and Literature.

José Pablo Barragán, Ph.D., University of Iowa, 2017, Classics.