Arabic Language Instruction Flagship
The Arabic Language Instruction Flagship (ALIF) program at Michigan State University is part of the national Language Flagship. The Language Flagship leads the nation in designing, supporting, and implementing a new paradigm for advanced language education. Through an innovative partnership among the federal government, education, and business, The Language Flagship seeks to graduate students who will take their place among the next generation of global professionals, commanding a superior level of fluency in one of many languages critical to U.S. competitiveness and security.
The ALIF program at Michigan State University is a unique language learning opportunity for undergraduate students interested in developing superior-level proficiency in Arabic. Students major in a subject of their choice while completing specialized coursework in Arabic language and culture through the four years of their college experience, developing the language skills necessary to function professionally in Arabic. Students of all different proficiency levels will follow personalized study plans consisting of traditional language courses complemented by co-curricular activities, personalized tutoring and study abroad.
Because most of the Islamic world lies in Asia, ALIF plays a critical role in Asian Studies at MSU by equipping students studying Islam in Asia with proficiency in Arabic.