Foreign Language Institute

  • Try our language courses before you sign up.

    Our instructors will show you what classes are like at our Community Language Open House April 21 from 6-7 p.m.

  • 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 language learners in the classroomWho 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