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ThumbNail_GraduateStudentHandbook.jpgThe Master of Arts in Foreign Language Teaching (MAFLT) Graduate Program Handbook describes the MAFLT Program, outlines the steps in the application process, lists degree requirements, reviews the courses that are taught in the program, and describes the policies and procedures related to the MAFLT Degree Program at Michigan State University. If you have questions about the content of the MAFLT Graduate Program Handbook, please email the MAFLT Program at maflt@cal.msu.edu. Click on the image at the left to access the Handbook. The Handbook is a Portable Document File or PDF. To download and read the Handbook, you will need a free PDF reader if you don't aleady have a PDF reader on your computer. One by Adobe can be found here: http://get.adobe.com/reader/


Classes in the MAFLT Program at MSU are all online. For most classes, you should have the following equipment or access to the following:

  • A computer with broad-band internet access
  • A computer microphone
  • A computer webcam
  • Microsoft Word or another, similiar, word processing system (check with your instructor to see if he or she can access and read your work if it is not produced in MS Word)
  • Microsoft Excel

Most of the classes will be administered through Desire to Learn (D2L; https://d2l.msu.edu/), an online course management system. When you enroll in a class, you will automatically be added to your instructors' D2L courses. When the instructor opens the course, you will receive an email (at your MSU email account) that alerts you that the course is open. A quick tutorial on the basics of D2L can be found here: http://help.d2l.msu.edu/students/quick-start-guide. When students or instructors have problems with D2L, they can call or email the D2L and MSU Distance Learning Services Hotline.  

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The Master of Arts in Foreign Language Teaching (MAFLT) Program is affiliated with the following programs and centers within the College of Arts and Letters at Michigan State University:


The Master of Arts in Foreign Language Teaching (MAFLT) Program publishes a newsletter three times a year. Our newsletter is full of program news, alumni updates and university events.

Have a story, a news item, or achievement to share with us? Send it along. We’d love to include it in the next newsletter. Send your contribution to maflt@cal.msu.edu.

View our Spring 2017 Newsletter: MAFLT @ MSU Spring 2017  


The anticipated tuition rate for the Master of Arts in Foreign Language Teaching (MAFLT) is $695 per credit hour for courses in this program for academic year 2016-17. This is a flat-rate tuition for in-state and out-of-state students. Students must be officially accepted to the MAFLT Program to receive this rate. The exact cost is always listed on the Student Accounts page of the MSU Controller's Office. On this page listed below, click on the "Tuition and Cost Information" and select the "Tuition Rates" for the semester in which you want to enroll, and scroll down for the information related to "On-line Programs Special Program Fees (per credit-hour basis)" and see "On-line Foreign Language Teaching Masters:" http://www.ctlr.msu.edu/COStudentAccounts/