General Questions

Does CeLTA offer courses?

CeLTA offers the following courses:

Does CeLTA offer a certificate in language teaching?

Yes!

1. Our Master of Arts in Foreign Language Teaching program offers a certificate in foreign language teaching.

2. In the past, CeLTA operated its own certification in college foreign language teaching. In 2020, we merged with the robust College of Arts and Letters (CAL) Graduate Certification in College Teaching. Currently enrolled MSU graduate students in College of Arts and Letters language education and related programs who apply to the CAL certification can be mentored through the foreign language teaching track of the CAL certification process by CeLTA’s Assistant Director, Caitlin Cornell (cornel28@msu.edu).

3. We are not associated with the Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (CELTA).

Does CeLTA provide translation services?

Unfortunately, CeLTA does not offer translation services. The Language Resource Center at the University of Michigan maintains a free translation service, the Language Bank, which might be an option: https://lsa.umich.edu/lrc/translation/languagebank.html. It also maintains a list of recommended commercial translation services.

Does CeLTA still handle Lost and Found for Wells Hall?

No, CeLTA no longer handles Lost and Found for Wells Hall.  Please contact the MSU Police office for Lost and Found items.

Do you have anything in common with the CELTA test (“Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages”)?

No, we are not affiliated in any way with that test, nor do we offer it.

Does CeLTA offer assessment services (language placement and language proficiency testing)?

More information on assessment can be found here: https://celta.msu.edu/assessments/

Does CeLTA offer advising for MSU students who wish to take language courses?

Please contact the advisors in the two language departments: https://linglang.msu.edu/advising/ and https://rcs.msu.edu/advising/

Where can I find information about language conversation hours and culture social events?

For information about conversation hours and culture social events specific to the language(s) you are learning, contact the individual language departments and programs (e.g. If you want to practice Spanish, Romance and Classical Studies offers Pláticas).

Does CeLTA have its own Certificate of College Teaching?

No, CeLTA no longer offers a unique certificate. Instead, we direct College of Arts and Letters (CAL) students in a language-related field to the general CAL Graduate Certificate of College Teaching. CAL students in a language-teaching related program/department (e.g., Second Language Studies, Romance and Classical Studies) can seek advice from Caitlin Cornell (cornel28@msu.edu), CeLTA’s Assistant Director, with regards to language-based options to fulfill the requirements of the streamlined certificate program.

I am interested in working for or interning with CeLTA. What opportunities are there for me?

If you are an undergraduate student, you can find more information here: https://celta.msu.edu/internships/

If you are a graduate student, you can find more information here: https://celta.msu.edu/graduate-assistantships/

If you are a professional, please refer to official MSU HR job postings and apply through that portal.

Faculty Questions

Can I reserve CeLTA computer lab space?

Yes. The CeLTA labs are undergoing a transformation in both space and we are piloting a new reservation process for our reservable space, Lab B-129. For reservation requests, please fill out this Qualtrics form. Please email celta@msu.edu if you have any questions. Note: B-129 has 30 desktop computers.

Where are alternative computer labs on campus?

You can reserve Wells Hall computer labs (B102, B110s) via the regular classroom reservation process for faculty/departments. For more information, please refer to Cal Tech: https://cal.msu.edu/faculty/staff-resources/technology/

Does CeLTA provide services related to video materials for instructors? 

No, CeLTA does not provide such services. Support regarding movies, including options for streaming, are handled by the MSU Libraries, which does offer several video streaming products and faculty support. See https://libguides.lib.msu.edu/eresources/media for more information. If there is a question about the availability of a particular film, faculty should reach out to their Library liaison and/or Michael Rodriguez.

Answers to questions regarding copyright can be found here: https://lib.msu.edu/copyright/faq/

Will CeLTA buy movies for faculty? 

Movie purchases are handled by their respective departments and programs, and by the library.

Does CeLTA provide technology support services?

Technology support is handled by the CAL Technology Office.

Does CeLTA lend technology or resources? 

No, CeLTA normally does not lend resources to the public or faculty. For technology, please contact your department or program and/or the CAL Technology Office.