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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 Directors

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 maflt@cal.msu.edu.

Sincerely,

Paula Winke & Angelika Kraemer
Director and Acting Director of the MAFLT Program

News

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, and
  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!
--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

News Archive

Contact us!

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
Email: maflt@cal.msu.edu