Foreign Language Institute

  • Register kids ages 10-14 for our Summer Language and Culture Camps.

    Campers will fight summer brain drain and build a love of language and culture. Kids will enjoy learning basic language skills, try out international cuisine, and create arts and crafts based on traditional cultural methods.

  • 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.

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  • 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 as well as summer youth camps.

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

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