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Student Interaction Grants

CeLTA Student Interaction Grants provide support in reaching your oral proficiency goals over the summer months.
Students in Arabic, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, or Spanish classes 202 or above are eligible.

If you are selected, you will receive:

  • Diagnostic feedback on your speaking skills with a specialist from CeLTA
  • 5 free conversations with trained native speakers via TalkAbroad (talkabroad.com) - a $50 value
  • Free consultations with CeLTA staff to help you structure goals and activities of the conversation sessions

This is an excellent opportunity to advance your speaking skills and to get guided feedback on your speaking performance. Because these activities can be done using video conferencing, you do not need to be physically present on campus; a webcam and a good Internet connection are required.

If selected, you are expected to:

  • Participate in a brief online pre-program orientation session 
  • Check in with CeLTA after your fifth conversation
  • Engage in reflection on your speaking by transcribing one conversation
  • Submit feedback forms on the program
  • Assist with promotion of this program
  • Complete all activities above by the end of summer

If all of the criteria are met, there will be an opportunity to receive 5 more free conversations.

Applications are due April 25, 2017 at 5 pm.

If you have questions, please contact Daniel Trego at tregodan@msu.edu.