Center for Language Teaching Advancement

 Driven by current and future real-world demand, the Center for Language Teaching Advancement’s (CeLTA) four primary functions are grounded in innovation and advancement and address the needs of language teachers and language students university-wide and in K-12 settings. They include enhanced and applied graduate student language learning and teacher training; collaboration on multiple levels with a diverse set of units across the campus and the community, paralleling similar collaboration of people and nations worldwide; the Community Language School (CLS) which is designed to help jumpstart K-12 students’ language learning skills, and provides opportunities for MSU faculty, graduate and undergraduate students to work together in actual language classes; and professional testing and training for students to prepare and qualify them to take alternative approaches and paths to personal and professional success.

Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies

The Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (CLACS) facilitates learning about this core region of the Americas. It is the nexus between the university curriculum, functional pathways that bring together students from diverse colleges, and fruitful collaborations with other institutions in the US and in the region. 

Global Studies in the Arts and Humanities

The Global Studies in the Arts and Humanities Program prepares students to study diverse values, ethics and perspectives of the world understood as a global phenomenon for century. It aims to form professionals who are  prepared to interact in today’s globally dynamic world.

Translation Center

The Michigan State University Translation Center is a comprehensive language service provider. They offer high-quality and affordable translation and interpreting services across the MSU community and beyond. The Center can provide training, administer language proficiency exams, and develop workshops or classes in specialized topics in a variety of languages.

They are a comprehensive translation and interpreting center with services that include: 

  • Translation of digital or print materials 
  • Virtual or in-person interpretation 
  • Transcript translation 
  • Specialized Language for Special Purposes (LSP) courses 
  • Oral Proficiency Interviews (OPI) training and testing for educators 
  • Industry specific proficiency training and testing 
  • Simulated patient recruiter and provider 
  • Visa assistance 
  • Localization

Translation languages offered:

  • Ancient Greek
  • Arabic
  • Bengali
  • Catalan
  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Hindi
  • Hungarian
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Latin
  • Mandarin
  • Mongolian
  • Portuguese
  • Russian
  • Spanish
  • Swahili
  • Thai
  • Valencian
  • Vietnamese
  • Wolof

To request a translation, visit the

Spanish Writing Center

The Spanish Writing Center’s goal is to assist undergraduate students who are taking Spanish courses with their writing and composition assignments. They focus on providing a welcoming environment for students to ask questions, improve their communication skills, as well as to take the time to review their writing in terms of coherence, cohesion, and other aspects that are important for a particular writing assignment.  

Students can make appointments (virtual and in-person) to meet with a Spanish Writing Mentor who will help them with their Spanish writing and composition skills.

What writing mentors will do:  

  • Help you in the process of brainstorming ideas, preparing a draft, revising, and editing compositions.
  • Provide one-on-one help and opportunities to ask questions.
  • Help you develop skills to identify grammar and punctuation mistakes and improve your overall writing skills.
  • Provide you with handouts and reference works on academic writing. 

For more information, visit the MSU Spanish Writing Center page. To make an appointment, fill out an appointment booking.

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