Fall 2023 – Semester Update

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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

FLT 807 Methods - course icon

FLT 807
Methods of Foreign Language Teaching

Dr. Sommer Farias

FLT 817 Program Dev Admin - course logo

FLT 817
Program Development and Administration

Dr. Lanier

FLT 841 Topics: Sociolinguistics - course logo

FLT 841
Special Topics: Sociolinguistics & Spoken Language

Dr. Poole

FLT 845 Language Concepts - course logo

FLT 845
Language Concepts

Dr. Sommer Farias

FLT 881 Technology - course logo

FLT 881
Teaching Languages with Technology

Dr. Poole

FLT 885 Experiential Modules - course logo

FLT 885
Experiential Modules

MAFLT Students only – see special instructions

Dr. Lanier

FLT 898 Final Portfolio - course logo

FLT 898
Final Portfolio /
Comprehensive Exam

MAFLT and Certificate students only – see special instructions

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.]

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 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

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

MAFLT Students SharePoint Site + Announcements via Teams > MAFLT Students

Fall 2023Description
8/28/2023MSU Courses officially begin (enroll prior to this date to avoid late fees)
9/1/2023FLT courses will be opened online (d2l.msu.edu) by this date
9/5/2023Graduating this semester? Submit MSU application ASAP!
9/21/2023Last day to drop a course with refund – by 8 p.m. Eastern! [3rd week of course]
10/15/2023Applying to start in Spring 2024? Submit application to MAFLT or FLT Certificate
10/16/2023Last day to drop a course with no 0.0 grade reported – by 8 p.m. Eastern! [Midpoint]
10/16/2023Ready to start your Experiential Module? EM Applications due for Spring 2024
11/20-24Thanksgiving Holiday in U.S. | Break from courses | University closed 11/23-24
12/8/2023MSU End of Semester | Final submissions of FLT coursework by Friday, 12/15
12/15/2023MSU Commencement | Can include grads from Summer 2023 and Fall 2023
12/20/2023Final grades released via D2L and MSU SIS
1/8/2024Spring 2024 Start of Semester (for MSU in general and for FLT courses)
3/15/2024Applying to start in Summer 2024? Submit application to MAFLT or FLT Certificate
4/26/2024MSU Commencement | Can include Summer 2023, Fall 2023, and Spring 2024 grads

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