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Language Study

Languages go hand-in-hand with international work, study, and research. MSU has resources for Less Commonly Taught Languages, those learning or teaching in a foreign language, and English resources for non-native English speakers.

Center for Language Teaching Advancement (CeLTA)

As a locally grounded and internationally minded hub for language education transformation, the Center for Language Teaching Advancement's mission is to empower language educators, engage language learners, and enhance language learning and teaching practices through innovation, research, advocacy, and professional development.

international_center.jpgEnglish Language Center

The English Language Center (ELC) provides instruction to international students who need to improve their English language skills before beginning academic course work. It also serves individuals who are not seeking a degree at MSU but who want to improve their English skills.

vietnam.jpgLess Commonly Taught Languages

The College of Arts and Letters offers courses in Less Commonly Taught Languages (LCTLs), languages less frequently studied by U.S. students. All languages except English, French, German, and Spanish are LCTLs.

beaumont_tulips.jpgVolunteer English Tutoring Program

The Volunteer English Tutoring Program (VETP) provides free English conversation practice for MSU’s international students and scholars and their adult family members through conversation classes and partners. VETP provides a relaxed learning environment for participants to try out their English speaking and listening skills.