CGSC Academic Year Program


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Lewis & Clark Center at the Command and General Staff College (CGSC) in Ft. Leavenworth

About

The KU Language Training Center began offering foreign language courses at the Command and General Staff College (CGSC) at Fort Leavenworth 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 undergraduate language credits from the University of Kansas. 

During academic year 2022-23 the KU Language Training Center will provide introductory language courses in Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Russian, Spanish, and Ukrainian.

Fall registration is now closed. 

 

I have not taken a foreign language before.  Am I eligible to enroll in these classes?

Yes! All KU LTC language courses in the fall are intended for absolute beginners with no previous study of the target language. 

Can I skip the fall course and just enroll in the spring?

Spring courses are a continuation of the fall courses and assume some degree of knowledge of the target language. Students who have not completed the corresponding fall course must have instructor approval to enroll in a spring course.

Will I earn credit toward my program at CGSC?

You will earn 2 elective credits for completing a course in the fall; if you continue on to a second course in the spring, you will earn 1 additional elective credit. If the first course you take is a spring course (see above), you will earn 2 elective credits for that course.

How many hours a week of work should I expect to do?

You can expect to spend 2-3 hours per week on homework in addition to the 3 hours per week of time in class.

Are there any costs associated with taking KU LTC language courses?

No. The KU LTC covers all costs for students at CGSC. This includes KU tuition, course fees, and any course materials.

What credit will I earn from KU?

You will earn 3 undergraduate language credits from KU for each successfully passed course.

How do I register for a KU LTC language course at CGSC?

The Course Selection Form will be available on this page on Monday 12 August. Enrollment for all courses is capped at 16, and seats are available on a first-come-first-served basis.

My question is not listed here. Who can I contact?

Any question or concern can be addressed via an email to ltc@ku.edu or over the phone at 785-864-7349.

  1. Complete the Online Course Interest Form
    If you would like to take a language course, you will need to fill out the Course Interest Form that will be available starting at 0800 CST on Friday 12 August. Deadline for submission of the selection form has been extended to 1200 CST on Wednesday 24 August.

    Fall registration is now closed.
     

  2. Apply for Admission to KU
    Students who are approved for the program will receive an email with instructions on applying for admission to KU no later than Friday 26 August. All students taking KU LTC language courses at CGSC will need to apply for admission to KU. A waiver code will be provided in the emailed instructions so that there are no costs to the student.

    You do not need to take any additional action before you receive that approval email from the KU LTC.
     

  3. Create a KU Online ID
    After your admissions application has been accepted, you will be able to create a KU Online ID with your KU Student ID Number to access KU web and program applications.

    Your KU Student ID Number will be sent to you via email, and you can also find your KU Student ID Number via the Check Status feature of your KU Admissions Application.

    After creating your KU Online ID, please wait 24 hours before moving on to Step #4 for the FERPA form or you may not receive confirmation that the form has been submitted.
     

  4. Submit a KU FERPA Release form
    All students must submit a KU FERPA Release form in order for their course grade(s) to be shared between KU and CGSC. The Effective Release Date on the form should be 31 May, 2023, which corresponds with the end of the 2022-23 academic year.
     
  5. Be enrolled
    All students will be administratively enrolled in their course by KU LTC staff no later than the week of 5 September.

How do I get my course materials?

All textbooks and required course materials will be purchased by the KU LTC and distributed to students during their first class session.  Any other materials needed for the course (i.e., binders, pens, laptop/computer, etc.) are not provided.

How do I access my KU email account?

You can find all things related to your KU email account on the KU Technology webpage.

Who do I contact for...

I received a bill from KU. What do I do now?

Do NOT pay it!  All language courses offered through the KU LTC are free-of-charge.  All associated tuition, campus and course fees, and course materials are covered under the KU LTC Department of Defense grant.  If you receive a bill or other such financial request from the University of Kansas, please reach out to ltc@ku.edu for assistance in resolving the issue.

How do I elect Credit/No Credit for the KU course?

You can find information for taking a KU language courses for credit or no credit (as opposed to receiving a specific letter grade) by following the instructions on the website for the Office of the University Registrar.  Please note that electing credit or no credit will only affect your KU transcript.  You will still be given a letter grade on your CGSC record.

I can no longer remain in my language course.  How do I withdraw?

If you are considering dropping a KU LTC course, you should first discuss this decision with your course instructor and any advisor that you may have at CGSC.  Please keep in mind that you are actually enrolled at both KU and CGSC, and must remain enrolled at both institutions to receive academic credit.

If dropping the course is the best option, you can withdraw from the KU course by logging into Enroll & Pay and following the SIS instructions on Dropping a Class (.pdf) If you are not able to withdraw from your course via Enroll & Pay, please complete the online withdrawal form.

You will need to consult with CGSC separately for guidance on their procedures for dropping a course.

How do I get my KU transcript after the course ends?

You can order a personal copy of your KU transcript or have one sent to another institution through the Office of the University Registrar. All KU LTC course information is automatically shared with CGSC.

If you do not need an official transcript, you can also view your Academic Summary (.pdf) via KU Enroll & Pay.

Are there other opportunities to further my education through KU?

KU and CGSC have a longstanding Education Partnership Agreement that allows you to apply credits from CGSC towards select KU graduate degrees that can be completed during your year at Fort Leavenworth. More information about these graduate degree 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.) directly at trentwilliams@ku.edu.

My question is not listed here. Who can I contact?

Any question or concern can be addressed via an email to ltc@ku.edu or over the phone at 785-864-7349.

I have not taken a foreign language before.  Am I eligible to enroll in these classes?

Yes! All KU LTC language courses in the fall are intended for absolute beginners with no previous study of the target language. 

Can I skip the fall course and just enroll in the spring?

Spring courses are a continuation of the fall courses and assume some degree of knowledge of the target language. Students who have not completed the corresponding fall course must have instructor approval to enroll in a spring course.

Will I earn credit toward my program at CGSC?

You will earn 2 elective credits for completing a course in the fall; if you continue on to a second course in the spring, you will earn 1 additional elective credit. If the first course you take is a spring course (see above), you will earn 2 elective credits for that course.

How many hours a week of work should I expect to do?

You can expect to spend 2-3 hours per week on homework in addition to the 3 hours per week of time in class.

Are there any costs associated with taking KU LTC language courses?

No. The KU LTC covers all costs for students at CGSC. This includes KU tuition, course fees, and any course materials.

What credit will I earn from KU?

You will earn 3 undergraduate language credits from KU for each successfully passed course.

How do I register for a KU LTC language course at CGSC?

The Course Selection Form will be available on this page on Monday 12 August. Enrollment for all courses is capped at 16, and seats are available on a first-come-first-served basis.

My question is not listed here. Who can I contact?

Any question or concern can be addressed via an email to ltc@ku.edu or over the phone at 785-864-7349.

  1. Complete the Online Course Interest Form
    If you would like to take a language course, you will need to fill out the Course Interest Form that will be available starting at 0800 CST on Friday 12 August. Deadline for submission of the selection form has been extended to 1200 CST on Wednesday 24 August.

    Fall registration is now closed.
     

  2. Apply for Admission to KU
    Students who are approved for the program will receive an email with instructions on applying for admission to KU no later than Friday 26 August. All students taking KU LTC language courses at CGSC will need to apply for admission to KU. A waiver code will be provided in the emailed instructions so that there are no costs to the student.

    You do not need to take any additional action before you receive that approval email from the KU LTC.
     

  3. Create a KU Online ID
    After your admissions application has been accepted, you will be able to create a KU Online ID with your KU Student ID Number to access KU web and program applications.

    Your KU Student ID Number will be sent to you via email, and you can also find your KU Student ID Number via the Check Status feature of your KU Admissions Application.

    After creating your KU Online ID, please wait 24 hours before moving on to Step #4 for the FERPA form or you may not receive confirmation that the form has been submitted.
     

  4. Submit a KU FERPA Release form
    All students must submit a KU FERPA Release form in order for their course grade(s) to be shared between KU and CGSC. The Effective Release Date on the form should be 31 May, 2023, which corresponds with the end of the 2022-23 academic year.
     
  5. Be enrolled
    All students will be administratively enrolled in their course by KU LTC staff no later than the week of 5 September.

How do I get my course materials?

All textbooks and required course materials will be purchased by the KU LTC and distributed to students during their first class session.  Any other materials needed for the course (i.e., binders, pens, laptop/computer, etc.) are not provided.

How do I access my KU email account?

You can find all things related to your KU email account on the KU Technology webpage.

Who do I contact for...

I received a bill from KU. What do I do now?

Do NOT pay it!  All language courses offered through the KU LTC are free-of-charge.  All associated tuition, campus and course fees, and course materials are covered under the KU LTC Department of Defense grant.  If you receive a bill or other such financial request from the University of Kansas, please reach out to ltc@ku.edu for assistance in resolving the issue.

How do I elect Credit/No Credit for the KU course?

You can find information for taking a KU language courses for credit or no credit (as opposed to receiving a specific letter grade) by following the instructions on the website for the Office of the University Registrar.  Please note that electing credit or no credit will only affect your KU transcript.  You will still be given a letter grade on your CGSC record.

I can no longer remain in my language course.  How do I withdraw?

If you are considering dropping a KU LTC course, you should first discuss this decision with your course instructor and any advisor that you may have at CGSC.  Please keep in mind that you are actually enrolled at both KU and CGSC, and must remain enrolled at both institutions to receive academic credit.

If dropping the course is the best option, you can withdraw from the KU course by logging into Enroll & Pay and following the SIS instructions on Dropping a Class (.pdf) If you are not able to withdraw from your course via Enroll & Pay, please complete the online withdrawal form.

You will need to consult with CGSC separately for guidance on their procedures for dropping a course.

How do I get my KU transcript after the course ends?

You can order a personal copy of your KU transcript or have one sent to another institution through the Office of the University Registrar. All KU LTC course information is automatically shared with CGSC.

If you do not need an official transcript, you can also view your Academic Summary (.pdf) via KU Enroll & Pay.

Are there other opportunities to further my education through KU?

KU and CGSC have a longstanding Education Partnership Agreement that allows you to apply credits from CGSC towards select KU graduate degrees that can be completed during your year at Fort Leavenworth. More information about these graduate degree 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.) directly at trentwilliams@ku.edu.

My question is not listed here. Who can I contact?

Any question or concern can be addressed via an email to ltc@ku.edu or over the phone at 785-864-7349.


Language Course Offerings

All Fall LTC courses are at the beginning level, with the expectation that students have no prior background or degree of proficiency in the target language. Courses will engage students in reading, writing, listening and speaking, but will focus on conversational skills and cultural awareness of the area(s) where the target language is spoken.

Spring courses are a continuation of the fall courses and assume some degree of knowledge of the target language.  Students who did not complete the corresponding fall course must have instructor approval to enroll in the spring course. 

All courses are taught in-person at the Lewis & Clark Center at Fort Leavenworth, KS.  Fall 2022 courses will run from Monday, September 12 through Thursday, December 8.

 

LanguageMeeting TimesLocation
Arabic
(Modern Standard)
Tuesdays & Thursdays
(Sept 13 - Dec 8)
1630 - 1800
Lewis & Clark Center
Room: 4105
FrenchTuesdays & Thursdays
(Sept 13 - Dec 8)
1630 - 1800
Lewis & Clark Center
Room: 3308
GermanTuesdays & Thursdays
(Sept 13 - Dec 8)
1630 - 1800
Lewis & Clark Center
Room: 3104
ItalianMondays & ​​​Wednesdays
(Sept 12 - Dec 7)
1630 - 1800
Lewis & Clark Center
Room: 2103
JapaneseTuesdays & Thursdays
(Sept 13 - Dec 8)
1630 - 1800
Lewis & Clark Center
Room: 3307
Korean​Mondays & Wednesdays
(Sept 12 - Dec 7)
1630 - 1800
Lewis & Clark Center
Room: 2130
Russian​Mondays & Wednesdays
(Sept 12 - Dec 7)
1630 - 1800
Lewis & Clark Center
Room: 2104
Spanish​Mondays & Wednesdays
(Sept 12 - Dec 7)
1630 - 1800
Lewis & Clark Center
Room: 2131
UkrainianTuesdays & Thursdays
(Sept 13 - Dec 8)
1630 - 1800
Lewis & Clark Center
​​​​​​​Room: 4106