View our MAFLT Newletters
See our Final Portfolios
Check out our Student Accomplishments
Explore our Experiential Modules
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 email@example.com.
View our Summer 2018 Newsletter: MAFLT @ MSU Summer 2018
View our Spring 2018 Newsletter: MAFLT @ MSU Spring 2018
View our Fall 2017 Newsletter: MAFLT @ MSU Fall 2017
View our Summer 2017 Newsletter: MAFLT @ MSU Summer 2017
View our Spring 2017 Newsletter: MAFLT @ MSU Spring 2017
At the end of the MAFLT program, students compile a final portfolio with the following major components:
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)
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.
The MAFLT students have been successfully presenting at conferences across the U.S. Here are a few examples of the work they have done:
YoungOak Morgan & Dr. Lanier @ NCOLCTL (2018) Cultivating Intercultural Competence Before, During, and After Immersion.
Joe Leibson (Class of 2016) presented his work on the use of NearPod in the classroom at the 2015 ACTFL convention in San Diego. For more details, watch his video presentation here.
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.
In order to help us understand the myriad of concepts, scholars, terms & theories, the MAFLT students built a number of functional timelines during their time with the courses, FLT 807 Methods in Foreign Language Teaching and 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. All of these timelines were developed and organized by the graduate students at Michigan State University in the MAFLT program.
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.