Welcome to the MSU Community Language School!

The Community Language School offers a variety of programs for children and youth. During spring and fall semesters, we offer weekly classes for preschoolers (ages 3-6), children (ages 6-9), pre-teens (10-12), teens (ages 13+) and adults (18+).

In the summer, we offer week-long day-camps on campus. Our enrichment programs at area elementary schools introduce children to different cultures and their languages. 

We also conduct monthly culture events. These events introduce children to cultures around the world. Our culture events are open to the general public and are free of cost. 

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we will be offering online classes and events in lieu of our face-to-face programs. Find out more about MSU’s new guidelines and policies for remote instruction here

Meet Our Community Language School Staff and Teachers

Please Note:  CLS offers only non-credit language courses. For any credit-bearing courses through MSU, please contact the appropriate language department (https://rcs.msu.edu/ or https://lilac.msu.edu/)

CLS Programs


Our online language courses are designed to provide a fun, virtual learning environment which will introduce kids to different languages and cultures with a focus on developing oral communication skills. Our family programs are offered for kids 3-6 years of age, kids programs for children 6-9 years of age and pre-teen/teen programs for kids 10-14 years of age. Our live classes are offered via Zoom in Beginner and Intermediate levels.



Our online language courses are designed for those busy adults who have had some or no previous instruction in the language and for those who wish to brush up on their speaking skills. Ideal for anyone wishing to acquire basic communication skills and learn about cultural traditions of the regions where the language is spoken. Our live classes are offered via Zoom in Beginner, Intermediate & Advanced levels.


Our face-to-face programs for children and adults are designed to provide a fun and educational learning environment that focuses on interactions in the target language. It will sensitize children to language learning and help them acquire an awareness and appreciation of other cultures. Teenagers and adults will enhance their understanding of the native language, and hopefully motivate them to pursue language study further in life.