deliver excellent
online instruction

Helping Higher Ed Language Instructors
transition to Teaching Online

The Center for Language Teaching Advancement (CeLTA) and the English Language Center (ELC) have focused on promoting the development and teaching of quality online language courses and programs at Michigan State University. We are now excited to offer a variety of professional development opportunities for language instructors outside of MSU. 

Introduction to Online Language Teaching is a fully online course designed for experienced classroom instructors who want to make the transition to teaching languages online. While each participant will bring his/her own pedagogical background, the course presupposes a task-based, proficiency-oriented view of language instruction. Course participants will gain an understanding of key criteria and conceptual frameworks used to describe online pedagogy, and will develop expertise in the areas of course quality and design, accessibility, and media. 

What others have said about our courses

Thank you so much for the wonderful course. It was a fantastic learning experience for me, and I enjoyed those ten weeks. I think what I enjoyed most about the course, in addition to the excellent content and great discussions with colleagues, was actually observing what you did as instructors and how you taught. I learned a lot from your example, so thank you very much for that.
– University of Illinois language instructor

Thank you for making me look good with the department chair!
– Ohio State University language instructor

Thank you again for all your work with the OLT course. It was truly an eye opener for me!
– University of Illinois language instructor

Thank you very much for the past 10 weeks and the course is truly amazing. I have learned so much. You have been an amazing teacher, very responsive and supportive and you set a great example for me to follow. Thank you again!
– Indiana University language instructor