Spring 2024 – Semester Update

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Originally published in October 2023

FLT Courses begin the week of January 8. All FLT courses run full semester, through May. See other important dates below.

This page will be updated as the semester approaches. Current Students, please keep your eyes out for messages from the MAFLT Program via Teams and from other university offices via email.

FLT Courses Offered – Spring 2024

Spring 2024 Flyer – Download and Share!

FLT 807Methods of Foreign Language TeachingDr. Sommer Farias
FLT 808Assessment for Foreign Language Teaching Dr. Poole
FLT 815Teaching Culture (and Intercultural Competence) TBD
FLT 817Language Program Development & AdministrationDr. Lanier
FLT 841Special Topics: Literacy and Biliteracy Dr. Sommer Farias
FLT 860Foreign and Second Language Acquisition [tentative – depends on demand]TBD
FLT 885Experiential Module in Foreign Language Teaching (Master’s Project)*Dr. Poole
FLT 898Final Portfolio / Comprehensive Exam (create your website)*Dr. Lanier

Enroll in Courses

Please review our instructions for enrollment, even if you are an experienced FLT student. The MSU website for searching, enrolling, and reviewing academic status has changed! Current students in our FLT programs should also refer to MAFLT Students Home in SharePoint or Teams: michiganstate.sharepoint.com/sites/MAFLT.

What should you do if you cannot enroll in the course(s) you want or need? Complete our internal Special Enrollment Form. Click How to Enroll for further instructions.

Note: If you are trying to enroll in one of these courses and it does not appear in the Class Search (https://student.msu.edu), it will soon! If the course you want is full or the system says you need an override, see below.

Preparing for the Semester

Course Materials Memo – US22

Your instructor will notify you when you have access to the course in D2L and Teams.

What textbooks do I need to order?

See course info in SIS > Class Search. [A new Course Materials Memo for FS22 will appear shortly.]

How will I participate in the courses?

FLT courses are asynchronous but highly interactive, and they all offer opportunities to interact in real time. Our learning management systems is D2L Brightspace, and we also use Microsoft Teams and other collaborative tools extensively.

What if I need to change or drop a course?

That is one of the updated topics in the new and improved Orientation Modules. Also see: MAFLT SharePoint > Enrollment Guide.

MAFLT Network Events

  • Orientation for Spring 2024 – TBD (probably January 4 or 5)
  • Spring 2024 Town Hall – February, exact date TBA
  • Conferences – look for us at Central States, SCOLT, MWALLT, CALICO, and other spring conferences
  • Graduation Events – if you are graduating in May and want to walk in the MSU Commencement ceremony, let us know! You can also choose to walk in December.

Important Dates in Spring 2024

MSU Academic Calendar + Academic Calendar via student.msu.edu

MAFLT Students SharePoint Site + Announcements via Teams > MAFLT Students

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