The University of Kansas is a leader in the field of foreign language instruction, boasting five area studies centers and offering more languages than any university between the Mississippi River and the Rocky Mountains. It has a deep commitment to educating military personnel, as evidenced by an ROTC program founded in 1918, a Foreign Area Officer (FAO) program that has been training officers for more than 50 years, and a special Office of Graduate Military Programs created specifically to facilitate advanced civilian educational opportunities for military personnel.
The KU LTC offers three- and four-week intensive summer language maintenance courses that provide 30 hours of instruction per week as well as a series of twelve-week language courses providing 48 hours of instruction per course. All courses award academic credit from the University of Kansas and are taught in a face-to-face format.
|Languages/Other||Course Type||Course Pre-requisites||Location|
|Chinese (Mandarin)||Classroom||None||Fort Leavenworth, KS|
|French||Classroom||None||Fort Leavenworth, KS|
|French||Classroom||Incoming ILR 0+||University of Kansas|
|German||Classroom||None||Fort Leavenworth, KS|
|Italian||Classroom||None||Fort Leavenworth, KS|
|Japanese||Classroom||None||Fort Leavenworth, KS|
|Japanese||Classroom||Incoming ILR 0+||University of Kansas|
|Korean||Classroom||None||Fort Leavenworth, KS|
|Russian||Classroom||None||Fort Leavenworth, KS|
|Russian||Classroom||Incoming ILR 0+||University of Kansas|
|Russian||Classroom||Incoming ILR 1+||University of Kansas|
|Spanish||Classroom||None||Fort Leavenworth, KS|
|Spanish||Classroom||Incoming ILR 0+||University of Kansas|
|Spanish||Classroom||Incoming ILR 1+||University of Kansas|
The KU LTC adopts a communicative approach, stressing development in all modalities. Course efficacy is measured by computerized exams from the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages, as well as Oral Proficiency Interviews and Defense Language Proficiency Tests.