Foreign Language Institute

  • Let your kids travel around the world this summer at the FLI

    Students aged 10-14 will learn about the languages and cultures of Asia (July 11-28, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. Monday-Thursday) and/or Europe (July 11-28, 1-4 p.m. Monday-Thursday) this summer.

  • The Foreign Language Institute is your resource for learning a new language!

    The Foreign Language Institute, known as FLI, provides high-quality instruction in less-commonly taught and critical languages, offering courses for credit, fun, travel or business.

Foreign Language Institute at Missouri State UniversityWho may attend

  • College students: The Foreign Language Institute is a Missouri State University-led partnership with Drury University, Evangel University, Ozarks Technical Community College and Southwest Baptist University.
  • High school students: These students may earn transferable college credit.
  • Community members: We offer noncredit courses tailored to the needs of travelers, medical professionals and law enforcement professionals.

How to enroll

Learn how easy it is to enroll whether you are a student or member of the community seeking noncredit courses.

Attending the FLI

  • Most courses are held in downtown Springfield, in the Jim D. Morris Center
  • Free parking is available for downtown classes
  • Most courses are held in the evenings
  • For-credit courses are taught in a four-semester sequence

Foreign Language Institute Partners with Missouri State University