Doctor of Modern Languages

The Doctor of Modern Languages (DML) degree program, established in 1927, is unique to Middlebury College and reflects our commitment to the promotion of excellence in second-language acquisition, literature, linguistics, and language pedagogy.

The DML, offered in French, German, Hebrew, Italian, Russian, and Spanish, prepares teachers and scholars in two modern foreign languages, including the literature, linguistics and culture associated with each. The French School currently has 23 students registered in the DML program; an average of two to three DML students successfully defend a thesis every year in the French School, on topics such as "Représentations des principes de l'approche communicative dans les contenus des methodes de FLS publiées aux E.U.", "Réponses à la catastrophe: les intellectuels français et la grande guerre de 1914-1918", "Villiers de l'Isle-Adam ou l'impossible amour", or "La laïcité aujourd'hui dans l'école publique française: au delà du port des signes religieux."

During the summer session, each director, in consultation with the office of the Vice President for Language Schools, Schools Abroad, and Graduate Programs, holds primary responsibility for his or her School's DML program. During the academic year, the vice president coordinates the DML program for all Schools, consulting with the individual directors as needed.

For information on DML deadlines and requirements, please click here.


The French School

Sunderland Language Center
Middlebury College
P: 802.443.5526
F: 802.443.2075

Mailing address
French School
14 Old Chapel Road
Middlebury College
Middlebury, VT  05753

Sheila Schwaneflugel, Coordinator