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MSU Department of LGSAAL

From 2017-18 I served as the Interim Chair of MSU’s Department of Linguistics and Germanic, Slavic, Asian, and African Languages ( We are a big department that embraces the study of language and many languages and cultures. Our instructors teach dozens of world languages, including less-commonly-taught languages not often taught in the United States (

The department offers six undergraduate majors and four additional programs with a minor, which currently have almost 1000 undergraduate majors and minors (983 in Spring 2017). We have three graduate programs, the German and Linguistics MA and PhD, and TESOL MA. Seventy to seventy-five faculty work in our department at any time, including thirty-two tenure-stream faculty members, approximately thirty fixed-term faculty instructors, and many LCTL tutors and instructors.

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