Summer 2023 – Semester Update

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FLT Courses begin the week of May 15, 2023. FLT courses in Summer semesters run full semester, through August 18. See other important dates below. Return here for updates as the semester approaches.

It’s still possible to take a course this summer!

If you are in another MSU graduate program or you are looking for Continuing Education credits, click here:

Current MAFLT Students:
Enroll yourself ASAP!

Summer 2023 Courses - How to get started

All FLT courses are asynchronous, with 12 modules due on a weekly basis. We recommend setting aside 6 hours per week for coursework, including watching videos, completing readings, participating in discussions, and other brief tasks, as well as major assignments. See examples of projects, papers, and presentations from courses shared on alumni Final Portfolios.

FLT Courses Offered – Summer 2023


FLT 841 Special Topics:
Individual Differences and Accessibility in FLT

Caitlin Cornell
CeLTA Assistant Director

FLT 807 Methods course logo

FLT 807
Methods of Foreign
Language Teaching

TBD (Lanier or Ranjan)

FLT 860 F/SLA Course Logo

FLT 860
Foreign/Second Language Acquisition

Dr. Fred Poole

FLT 881 Course Logo

FLT 881
Teaching with Technology

Dr. Fred Poole

MA or Certificate Students Only

FLT 885 Experiential Modules - course logo

FLT 885
Experiential Modules

MAFLT Students only – see special instructions

Dr. Bruna Sommer Farias

FLT 898 Final Portfolio - course logo

FLT 898
Final Portfolio /
Comprehensive Exam

MAFLT and Certificate students only – see special instructions

Dr. Amanda Lanier

Subject to Demand in Summer 2023 (Contact program)

FLT 815 Course Logo

FLT 815
Culture and Intercultural Competence

TBD (Lanier or Sommer Farias)

FLT 808 Course Logo

FLT 808
Assessment in FLT


Enroll in Courses

If you are trying to enroll in one of these courses and it does not appear in the Class Search (, it will soon!

Please review our instructions for enrollment, even if you are an experienced FLT student. Current students in our FLT programs should also refer to internal resources:

Search for classes, enroll, and review your academic status via the MSU Student Information System (SIS).

What should you do if a course is full or you get a message that you need special permission? Complete our internal Special Enrollment Form. Click How to Enroll for further instructions.

Preparing for the Semester

Course Materials Memo – SS23

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.]

Why does D2L look different now?

Some courses are using the D2L Brightspace Lessons new user experience and some are not. If D2L looks a little unfamiliar, you can find help here:

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 Events in Summer 2023 (to be updated)

  • MAFLT Meetups – Once a month. Open to the MAFLT Network and beyond.
  • Conferences we are attending: See MAFLT Events page
  • Graduation Events – if you want to walk in the MSU Commencement ceremony in May or December, let us know! You can come to East Lansing and walk in the ceremony in May or December if you are graduating in the summer. Plan ahead! See this updated page for help: MAFLT Graduation and Commencement.

Important Dates in Summer 2023 (to be updated)

MSU Academic Calendar + Academic Calendar via

MAFLT Students SharePoint Site + Announcements via Teams > MAFLT Students

Spring 2023Description
1/9/2023MSU Courses officially begin – also MAFLT Orientation for new students
1/13/2023FLT courses will be opened online by this date – also last day of open enrollment
2/3/2023Last day to drop a course with refund – by 8 p.m. Eastern! [3rd week of course]
3/1/2023Last day to drop a course with no 0.0 grade reported – by 8 p.m. Eastern! [Midpoint]
3/6-3/10Spring Break for MSU – FLT courses take a 1-week break
3/15/2023Application deadline for Summer 2023 – MAFLT and FLT Grad Certificate
5/5/2023End of semester for all courses (final due dates may be on or before 5/5/2023)
5/5/2023Commencement – MA ceremony Friday 9:00 am + events for our graduates
5/10/2023Final grades released via D2L and MSU SIS