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 customizeable Experiential Modules, and through personal advising and mentoring sessions. If you have questions about the program, we encourage you to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Paula Winke & Angelika Kraemer
Director and Acting Director of the MAFLT Program
Would you like to see an example of MAFLT students' class work? See these two online projects, created by graduate students in MAFLT courses:
Join the MAFLT Program and learn not just how to create these, but how to teach your students to create these!
--July 10, 2014
In Fall 2014, Dr. Angelika Kraemer will be the Acting Director of the MAFLT Program. She is the Director of the CeLTA Language School, Executive Associate Director of the Center for Language Teaching Advancement (CeLTA), President of the Michigan World Languages Association, and Immediate Past President of the Michigan American Association of Teachers of German. Dr. Winke is on sabbatical in Fall 2014, working on grant projects and a book on foreign language placement testing.
--July 1, 2014
MAFLT Fall Class Registration is open March 28 through two days after the course starts. Beginning in Fall 2014, all MAFLT classes will be coded in the MSU course schedule system as FLT classes. See the video from Paula on this.
--April 1, 2014
Jennifer Nelson, MAFLT Graduate Program Secretary
Phone: (517) 353-0740
Fax: (517) 432-2736