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Summer African Language Program

Noncredit Summer 2021 African Language Program

Whether you are an MSU faculty conducting research in or about Africa, a student planning to apply for a Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) fellowship, or you are just interested in African languages, the African Studies Center at MSU invites you to a noncredit summer African language program. For this first edition, we will offer Swahili and Zulu and could add more languages depending on demand.

Interested candidates can choose between an intensive summer courses and a non-intensive one. Both courses will be offered during Summer Session Two (July 6-August 19).

  1. The intensive course is approximatively the equivalent of two semesters of language study. It is ideal for students planning to apply for FLAS (to be eligible for FLAS, a student should have completed at least the equivalent of an academic year language course) and for highly motivated learners. The course will be 5 hours a day and run from Monday through Friday although class time will be shorter on some Fridays. (140 hours overall).
  2. The non-intensive course will run 2 hours a day, 4 days a week for 6 weeks depending on students’ needs.


Applicants must be MSU students, staff or faculty, Michigan community college and K-12 teachers

How to Apply

  1. Fill out and submit application form below by May 15, 2021
  2. Send check for $50, made payable to MSU, to

    International Studies and Programs
    427 N Shaw Lane Room 100
    East Lansing, MI 48824
    Attention: Lisa Hinds

Please contact Dr. Galen Sibanda if you have any questions or concerns.


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