Originally published in June 2023 | Last updated August 2023
FLT Courses begin after Labor Day. All FLT courses run full semester, through December. 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 – Fall 2023
Methods of Foreign Language Teaching
Dr. Sommer Farias
Program Development and Administration
Special Topics: Sociolinguistics & Spoken Language
Dr. Sommer Farias
Teaching Languages with Technology
Final Portfolio /
MAFLT and Certificate students only – see special instructions
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
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?
MAFLT Network Events
- Fall 2023 Town Hall – September, exact date TBA – Students and alumni, join us to discuss the upcoming semester and program news and to see some recent portfolios and experiential module projects.
- MAFLT Meetups – Virtual event once a month – Open to the MAFLT Network and beyond.
- MIWLA 2023 Conference – Lansing Center, October 19-20
- ACTFL 2023 Convention & Expo + Student-Alumni Reunion – November 17-19 in Chicago, Illinois.
- Graduation Events – if you are graduating in December and want to walk in the MSU Commencement ceremony, let us know! You can also choose to walk in May.
Important Dates in Fall 2023
|8/28/2023||MSU Courses officially begin (enroll prior to this date to avoid late fees)|
|9/1/2023||FLT courses will be opened online (d2l.msu.edu) by this date|
|9/5/2023||Graduating this semester? Submit MSU application ASAP!|
|9/21/2023||Last day to drop a course with refund – by 8 p.m. Eastern! [3rd week of course]|
|10/15/2023||Applying to start in Spring 2024? Submit application to MAFLT or FLT Certificate|
|10/16/2023||Last day to drop a course with no 0.0 grade reported – by 8 p.m. Eastern! [Midpoint]|
|10/16/2023||Ready to start your Experiential Module? EM Applications due for Spring 2024|
|11/20-24||Thanksgiving Holiday in U.S. | Break from courses | University closed 11/23-24|
|12/8/2023||MSU End of Semester | Final submissions of FLT coursework by Friday, 12/15|
|12/15/2023||MSU Commencement | Can include grads from Summer 2023 and Fall 2023|
|12/20/2023||Final grades released via D2L and MSU SIS|
|1/8/2024||Spring 2024 Start of Semester (for MSU in general and for FLT courses)|
|3/15/2024||Applying to start in Summer 2024? Submit application to MAFLT or FLT Certificate|
|4/26/2024||MSU Commencement | Can include Summer 2023, Fall 2023, and Spring 2024 grads|