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University of Kansas

LTC Description:

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.

Courses Offered:

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
For specific information on this year’s course dates and how to enroll in a course, please visit University of Kansas ’s website by clicking on the link below.
Pedagogical Approach

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. 

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