The Master of Arts in Foreign Language Teaching (MAFLT) at Michigan State is a fully-online, fully-accredited program for current and aspiring foreign language teachers. Housed within MSU's Center for Language Teaching Advancement (CeLTA), this program focuses on communicative and task-based language teaching principles and methods, as well as technology in language teaching, integration of language and culture, proficiency assessment, and program administration. Through online instruction and collaboration with faculty and peers, students in the program receive a solid foundation in second language acquisition (SLA) and applied linguistics and learn how SLA theories and research apply to current foreign language teaching approaches, methods, and materials design.
MAFLT students teach a wide range of target languages, including Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Japanese, Russian, and Spanish. Most are currently employed as teachers and tutors, and as a result most students take one or two courses at a time. Throughout the program, we are able to customize coursework and final projects to meet the needs of individual students and expand their skills, perspectives, and potential as language educators. The program offers a high degree of interactivity in coursework and in personal advising and mentoring sessions.
We also accept a limited number of students into MAFLT courses who are enrolled in other MSU programs or who enroll in a few courses as Lifelong Learning students. For more information about these options, see our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) page.
If you believe that the MAFLT might meet your professional development needs, please explore our site and then click Contact Us! to share a bit of information about you and your experience and interests. The director or another faculty member will contact you. If you are ready to apply, see instructions here: How To Apply.
Also, you may want to find out more about what MAFLT Students have accomplished, see their diverse and exciting Experiential Module projects, or view final portfolios. Access these and our current newsletters from the MAFLT Showcase page.
If you have further questions about the MAFLT program, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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