KU Language Training Center offers 14-week courses in foundational Russian on-site at Fort Carson, Colorado. These courses are intended for soldiers of the 10th SFG transitioning from other languages into Russian, but soldiers from other units may be able to join in the course, if seats are available. Space is limited for each class and priority must be given to 10 SFG soldiers. Students will receive certification of 420 hours of language training and academic credit from KU equivalent to first and second year Russian. The goal of the program is to bring each cohort up to ILR 1 in listening, speaking and reading.
Upcoming course dates:
- 7 May to 9 Aug 2018
- 4 Sep to 7 Dec 2018
- 7 Jan to 12 April 2019 (tentative)
- 6 May to 8 Aug 2019 (tentative)
- 3 Sep to 6 Dec 2019 (tentative)
Irina Lysenko holds a Ph.D. in Linguistics from Belarusian State University (Minsk, Belarus) and an M.A. in Central/East European and Russian Area Studies from Carleton University (Ottawa, Canada). She has extensive experience at all levels of Russian, including immersion courses. Before coming to the Language Training Center she taught Russian at Carleton University, the Foreign Language Institute of Ottawa and the Canadian Forces Language School.
Katerina Lakhmitko has an M.A. in Slavic Languages and Literatures and is in the final stages of work on her Ph.D dissertation, “Art and Perception: Producing the Architectonics of Transitional (Late- Socialist and Post-Socialist) Subjectivity” in the Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures at the University of Illinois, Urbana- Champaign. Her next research project, “Architecture and Materiality in Russian Cinema and Media,” will advance a unilaterally applicable framework of architectural thinking and design theory as a formal approach to film, video, and works in digital (and post-digital) formats.