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Watch Spring 2017 Graduation

Explore our Experiential Modules

Watch Fall 2016 Graduation

Check out our Student Accomplishments

Watch Spring 2016 Graduation

View our MAFLT News


At the end of the MAFLT program, students compile a final portfolio with the following major components:

Portfolio Components

  • Introduction
  • Teaching Philosophy
  • CV (curriculum vitae)
  • Methods Evidence
  • Technology Evidence
  • Culture Evidence
  • Assessment Evidence
  • Experiential Module Outcomes
  • Program Reflection

Final Portfolios

These portfolios are presented in the form of public websites. Click these links to see the final portfolios of some of our graduates:

Raneen Elbakry (Spring 2017)

Sean Magee (Spring 2017)

Carolyn Murray (Spring 2017)

Stephanie Bennett (Fall 2016)

Danielle Boston (Fall 2016)

Lindsay Decker (Fall 2016)

Kady Neal Dewald (Fall 2016)

Molly Dishmon (Fall 2016)

Carmen Durham (Fall 2016)

Alison Vold (Summer 2015)

James Fetterman (Summer 2015)

Sheila Conrad (Spring 2015)

Tiffany Robinson (Fall 2014)

Marie Smith (Fall 2014)

Michael Ibrahim (Summer 2014)

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Experiential Modules are 5-credit projects that students develop near the end of the MAFLT program. They are designed and carried out under the personal supervision of a faculty member.

The following projects have been completed in the last year and a half. Where available, links will take you to presentations, syllabi, classroom activities, and other materials created by these MAFLT students. Many students post their EM outcomes as part of their Final Portfolios.

Allison Comer – Materials Design Project focusing on a class newsletter in Spanish

Renee Paczkowski – Language Immersion Project in Japan

Sheila Conrad – Ethnographic Project on the French school system

Michael Ibrahim – Curriculum Design Project on an Arabic Media course -- Coming Soon!

Alison Vold – Curriculum Design Project on a film-based pre-AP Spanish course -- Coming Soon!

Tiffany Robinson – Professional Seminars Project on communicative skills and tech tools -- Coming Soon!

Marie Smith – Professional Seminars -- Coming Soon!

Jamie Terlaak – Professional Seminars -- Coming Soon!

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Teaching with Technology eText

In Teaching with Tech, you will read the words and stories of educators adapting to and working with technology in ways that make their classrooms, whether virtual or traditional, better places for all stakeholders. As a professor in the Masters of Art Foreign Language Teaching Program (MAFLT), Dr. Dustin De Felice had the distinct pleasure of working with a small group of dedicated professionals who were interested in discussing, experimenting with and critiquing technology use in their classroom as well as in classrooms-at-large. The final result of this time spent together is contained in a freely available etext downloadable to most tablets, handheld devices and/or traditional desk/laptops. The overall volumes are organized into four sections beginning with persuasive essays on specific topics within technology and classroom use and ending with reviews of technology oriented resources/article.

Timeline Tools

In order to help us understand the myriad of concepts, scholars, terms & theories, the MAFLT students built a functional timeline during their time with the course, FLT 860: Second/Foreign Language Acquisition. Using a Google spreadsheet, a timeline tool and the World Wide Web, the students developed these timelines into a resource easily shared and explore. Both of these timelines were organized by the graduate students at Michigan State University.

MAFLT Publications

We offer a selection of articles, blog postings and other resources developed by the MAFLT students and faculty. We believe these resources may be useful to anyone, though they may be especially useful for scholars, practitioners, instructors and other researchers.

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