Michigan State University
Michigan State University
Department of Linguistics & Germanic, Slavic, Asian and African Languages


What skills are covered?
The class teaches speaking, listening, and communication strategies. It does not cover reading, writing, or test preparation.

Who can enroll?
Adults learning English as a second language at any level may enroll; you do not need to be a student at MSU or any other school. No ID is required. The only requirements are that you pay the materials fee and register, take the placement interview, and attend classes regularly.

How do I enroll?
Register on Tuesday, January 30, 2018 in person at 6:30 PM in Wells Hall (B wing, near B110), which is at the corner of Red Cedar Road and Shaw Lane on the MSU campus in East Lansing. You may bring a friend, family member, or translator if you wish to have someone help you. There will also be numerous English teachers to help you. The registration fee is $15.00 and helps to cover the cost of materials throughout the course. Payment can be cash or check; check to be made out to Michigan State University.

What do I need to bring to registration?
A $15 materials fee, in cash or check made out to MSU. If you are paying in cash, please bring exact change.

What happens at registration?
At registration, you will be asked to complete some forms, pay the $15 materials fee, and sign up for a time to meet with the coordinator to determine the best class for you in our program.

Can I register early or by phone?

Where will the classes be?
The classes are held in Wells Hall. On the first night of classes (Tuesday, March 13), a list will be posted on a wall in Wells Hall to tell you which classroom to go to. You will be given more information at the time of the interview.

When are the classes?
During the Spring 2018 semester, the classes are every Tuesday and Thursday evening, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., March 13 through April 19, 2017. Classes start promptly at 6:30 p.m. each evening, so please arrive on time.

Where can I park?
Parking is free on campus after 6:00 PM. You can park in the visitor lot at the corner of Shaw Lane and Red Cedar Road. Maps of the campus, maps of the parking lots, and the bus schedules and routes can be found at https://maps.msu.edu/.

Will I get credit for this course?
No. At the end of the course, you will receive a CERTIFICATE OF PARTICIPATION. This class does not replace any MSU course.

Can I use my MSUELT score for placement in the course?

Can I use my TOEFL score for placement in the course?

What if I have more questions?
For more information about the Spring classes, contact:

Dr. Debra M. Hardison
Michigan State University
Wells Hall, Room B256