Michigan State University
Michigan State University
Center for Language Teaching Advancement (CeLTA)
Languages for Adults
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Our weekly language and culture classes for adults offer practical communication skills in the target language.

Advance your conversation skills with our experienced language instructors, interact with other like-minded people in class, and learn about the nuances of how to navigate a different culture. Experience the joy of being back on campus through this enriching opportunity that will help you keep your brain fit and stay sharp intellectually. Our small group sizes and supplemental online resources provide hands-on learning experiences for individuals with and without prior foreign language knowledge.

Spring 2018 offerings:

  • French (beginners/advanced beginners): Tuesdays, February 13 - April 17 from 6:30-8:30 pm
  • French (advanced): Tuesdays, February 13 - April 17 from 6:30-8:30 pm
  • German (beginners/advanced beginners): Mondays, February 12 - April 16 from 7-9 pm
  • German (advanced): Tuesdays, February 13 - April 17 from 7-9 pm
  • Italian (beginners/advanced beginners):  Tuesdays, February 13 - April 17 from 7-9 pm
  • Spanish (beginners/advanced beginners): Thursdays, February 15 - April 19 from 6:30-8:30 pm

Beginner courses target learners with very little or no prior experience in the target language.
Advanced beginner courses target learners with some prior experience in the target language.
Intermediate courses target learners with prior experience in the target language.
Advanced courses target learners with significant prior experience in the target language.

All classes meet in Wells Hall on campus. There will be no class meetings during MSU's Spring Break (March 5-9).

Classes will be canceled if fewer than 8 people register.

Early registration discount (full payment due by December 15, 2017):

  • $225 for full session

After December 15:

  • $250 for full session

Online enrollment opens on Wednesday, October 18. All programs are accessible for participants with special needs. CLS must be notified at least four weeks prior to a program start date in order to determine reasonable accommodations.

Please review our Program Policies and Procedures.


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