Command and General Staff College at Fort Leavenworth

Command and General Staff College at Fort Leavenworth

Image courtesy of U.S. Army Fort Leavenworth

 

The KU Language Training Center began offering foreign language courses at the Command and General Staff College (CGSC) in the fall of 2013 and became the exclusive provider of on-site language training in the fall of 2019.  KU LTC courses provide elective credit towards CGSC program completion as well as 3 college credits from the University of Kansas for each course.  The KU LTC forwards all enrollment and course completion information to CGSC to ensure proper elective credits are applied to CGSOC requirements.

Courses offered by the KU LTC are funded through a grant from the U.S. Department of Defense that covers all instructional costs, including tuition, fees and textbooks.  Service members will have no costs associated with LTC courses.  There is no requirement for a service member to be a military linguist, or to have had any prior experience with a foreign language to take courses offered through the KU LTC.  All courses are taught by advanced and native speakers of the target language who are regular instructors at KU during the academic year.

For AY 2020-21 the KU LTC will provide introductory language courses that span the fall and spring terms.  Fall 2020 courses run from 5 October through 10 December and meet twice per week (M/W or T/Th) from 1630-1800 CST.  All classes will be conducted via Zoom during Fall 2020 due to social distancing guidelines related to COVID-19. 

Registration for Fall 2020 courses is now closed.

Fall 2020 courses taught on Mondays and Wednesdays, beginning 5 October and ending 9 December, include:

  • Beginning Chinese (Mandarin)
  • Beginning French
  • Beginning Korean
  • Beginning Russian
  • Beginning Spanish

Fall 2020 courses taught on Tuesdays and Thursdays, beginning 6 October and ending 10 December, include:

  • Beginning Arabic (Modern Standard)
  • Beginning German
  • Beginning Italian
  • Beginning Japanese

Academic Year 2020-2021 Instructional Team

Miguel Albujar Escuredo

Ph.D., University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Lecturer, Department of Spanish & Portuguese

Olivia Cooper

M.A., University of Kansas

Lecturer, Department of French, Francophone & Italian Studies

Misae Daldorph

M.S.E., University of Kansas

Lecturer, Department of East Asian Languages & Cultures
 

 

Michael DeHaven
German Instructor

Ph.D., University of Kansas

Lecturer, Department of German Studies

Amal El Haimeur

Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Arabic Language Coordinator & Assistant Teaching Professor, Department of African and African-American Studies

Massimo Ferrara
Italian Instructor

M.A., University of Kansas

Lecturer, Department of French, Francophone & Italian Studies

Ji-Yeon Lee
Korean Instructor

Ph.D., University of Kansas

Korean Language Coordinator & Lecturer, Department of East Asian Languages & Cultures

Yue Pan
Chinese Instructor

M.A., University of Southern California

Lecturer, Department of East Asian Languages & Cultures

Tatiana Scanlan
Russian Instructor

Ph.D. Candidate (A.B.D.), Moscow State University

Lecturer, Department of Slavic and Eurasian Languages & Literatures

If you have any questions about the KU LTC, languages offered, or adminstrative processes, please contact us at ltc@ku.edu

KU also has a longstanding Education Partnership Agreement with Fort Leavenworth.  Through this initiative, KU accepts transfer credit from CGSC and applies it towards military-specific graduate degrees that can be earned while attending CGSC.  More information about these graduate degrees opportunities can be found on the website for the Office of Graduate Military Programs. You may also contact the LTC Director of Military Relations, Lt Col Trent Williams (USAF, ret.) at trentwilliams@ku.edu.