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  • We meet with students virtually.

  • We help teachers teach better.

  • We teach a variety of languages.

Welcome to the Master of Arts in Foreign Language Teaching (MAFLT) Program!

Message from the Program Director

Welcome to the online, Master of Arts degree in Foreign Language Teaching (MAFLT) at Michigan State University (MSU). This online master's degree (MA) program, housed within MSU's Center for Language Teaching Advancement (CeLTA), is for current and aspiring foreign language teachers. Coursework focuses on communicative and task-based language teaching principles and methods, as well as computer-assisted language teaching, language assessment, and language-program administration. Through online instruction and collaboration with faculty members and peers, students in the program receive a solid foundation in second language acquisition (SLA), applied linguistics, and learn how SLA theories and research apply to current foreign language teaching approaches, methods, and materials design.

The program comprises a high degree of interactivity in coursework, in customizable Experiential Modules, and through personal advising and mentoring sessions. If you have questions about the program, I encourage you to contact me at or use the contact form on the right.


Paula Winke
Director of the MAFLT Program


The MAFLT Program is now accepting applications for students who want to begin courses in the summer of 2016. Deadline: April 1 Apply online!  
--February 9th, 2016

Coming Soon! The next edition of Teaching with Tech will arrive on March 1. Watch for more details. For now, view last year's edition at Teaching with Tech 2014
--January 30th, 2016

Congratulations to MAFLT Professor Dr. Dustin De Felice, whose co-authored and featured how-to article "Understanding the Marriage of Technology and Phenomenological Research: From Design to Analysis" has been published in the Qualitative Report. See his work here.
--November 25th, 2015

Now Available! The next timeline tool on terms and concepts in Foreign Language Acquisition. Check out this year's timeline by going to FLA Timeline 2015
--October 5th,

Would you like to see an example of MAFLT students' class work? See these two online projects, created by graduate students in MAFLT courses:

  1. An e-book on teaching foreign languages with technology
  2. An interactive outline of some of the major terms in SLA

Join the MAFLT Program and learn not just how to create these, but how to teach your students to create these!

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Contact us!

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Jennifer Nelson, MAFLT Graduate Program Secretary

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Master of Arts in Foreign Language Teaching (MAFLT) Program
Michigan State University
B-331 Wells Hall
619 Red Cedar Road
East Lansing, MI 48824

Phone: (517) 353-0740 
Fax: (517) 432-2736