Alissa Cohen

B230 Wells Hall
619 Red Cedar Rd
East Lansing, MI 48824

FacultyEnglish Language Center



Alissa Cohen earned her B.A. from the University of Michigan in English literature and French language and an M.A. at the University of Illinois in Chicago in applied linguistics. In addition, she completed study abroad programs at l’Universite Paul Valery in Montpellier, France and at Oxford University.  Alissa has served on the faculty of the English Language Center since 1999.  Prior to that, she taught at the University of Iowa, University of Illinois, and in various ESL programs in Ann Arbor.  She also spent three years in Japan teaching English.  Alissa’s professional interests include teacher training, writing instruction, and strategies for promoting active learning.  One of Alissa’s ongoing passions includes organizing service and outreach projects that create connections between international and domestic students at MSU and in the greater community.  

University News

College Celebrates Accomplishments of 2023 Promoted Faculty
Published September 20, 2023 in College of Arts & Letters
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This year, 20 faculty members within the College of Arts & Letters have received promotions. The success of these individuals was celebrated during the 2023 Faculty and Staff…Read now »
Grant Provides Critical Support for International Student Transitions
Published February 15, 2016 in College of Arts & Letters
Now in its third year, the International Student Mentorship Program, created and run by English Language Center (ELC) Instructor Alissa Cohen, was recently awarded a 2015-16 Continuing Inclusive…Read now »