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.


students.jpgCenter for Language Education and Research (CLEAR)

The Center for Language Education and Research (CLEAR) offers professional development for foreign language instructors onsite and on MSU’s campus, and also offers lesson plans and guides, teacher training materials, and other resources.


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.