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Languages and Cultures


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Languages and Cultures

224 Mitchell Hall
West Chester, PA 19383

Phone: 610-436-2700
Fax: 610-436-3048

Dr. Cristóbal Cardemil-Krause
Acting Chair July 2018-June 2019

MALC Programs

Contact Information

MALC Graduate Coordinator: Dr. Iliana Pagán-Teitelbaum
Mitchell Hall 127 | 610-430-3216 |

For advising regarding courses, you can consult
the specific language coordinators:
French: Dr. Michel
German: Dr. Margarete Landwehr
Spanish: Dr. Andrea Varricchio

Spring 2018 Courses

Enrolling in courses:
Contact our graduate advisors for information about enrolling or enroll through the Graduate School: 610-436-2943.

MALC Graduate Programs and Courses

The Master of Arts in Languages and Cultures (MALC) is offered jointly by the Departments of Languages and Cultures at West Chester University and the Department of Foreign Languages at Millersville University. Students can take courses in both universities in consultation with their graduate advisor and the Graduate Coordinator.

Curriculum: Graduate courses emphasize communication skills, interpretive skills, and culture, so that you get a new edge in the current competitive market place, whatever your field of interest. The MALC degree consists of 33 credits, and it includes:

  1. a core curriculum of 3 seminars online (9 credits) for all students in French, German and Spanish (LNC 501 Linguistics Studies, LNC 502 Interpretive Strategies, LNC 503 Cultural Studies);
  2. a general language 12-credit curriculum in one of the three program languages; and,
  3. 2 additional elective courses in another program language, or graduate certification, or the ESL certificate for those holding language certification, or other electives for the professions.

Requirements: For the MALC program, with or without graduate certification, to qualify, you must have:

  • near native-level fluency in French or German or Spanish (or a combination), the Advanced Low level of the ACTFL OPI and WPT.
  • and an undergraduate major in a language or related field.

Tuition:information can be found at the Bursar's website. Consult the Bursar's website for exact cost amounts for in-state and out-of-state tuition and any other fees which might apply. Please note that ONLINE courses are charged at 102% of INSTATE tuition for out of state students.

Completion timeframe: With six sessions a year (Spring, Summer 1, Summer 2, Post-Summer, Fall, and Winter), you can complete a degree in as little as 1.5 years, or if you need more time, we will give you up to five years to complete your graduate degree. Our students include both part-time and full-time candidates. You may start in the fall, take several courses a semester and obtain your MALC degree the following year. If you start in January, and include the Winter and the two Summer sessions, you may finish by the end of the calendar year.

Transfer courses: We will transfer in up to 9 credits from another graduate program toward your degree, provided those credits are not part of a completed degree. We also encourage cultural and language immersion study as part of your graduate experience.

Internships: We offer graduate internships in French, German or Spanish (LAN 525) from 3 to 12 credits, as an elective option.

Application and Procedures: Contact the Graduate Coordinator for procedures and details. For admission to the graduate programs you will need to go to the Graduate School Page and complete the following:

  • the cover form
  • two letters of recommendation
  • your transcripts of all college level study with a minimum 2.8 GPA total
  • a goals essay in French, German or Spanish (please email this directly to Michele Auciello)

Exit requirements: the choice of an exit capstone project of a specialized written and oral exam, or a research project, or portfolio of three projects, defended at an oral exam with the faculty.Consult options with Graduate coordinator.

Careers: Our program graduates pursue many careers using French, German or Spanish, including teaching at all levels, further graduate study, law, international relations, marketing, banking, travel, and services in a wide variety of regional and national companies. The high-quality professional training and multicultural perspectives you will acquire will enrich your personal future as well.

Note that we no longer require GRE or MAT scores for admission.
You may also take three (3) courses while you put together your application for the MALC or Graduate Certification in French, German or Spanish.

Important information about the educational debt, earnings, and completion rates of students who attended this program.