Summer Intensive Program


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About

The KU Language Training Center has been offering intensive language courses to members of the U.S. military every summer since 2014. All courses are taught by advanced or native speakers of the target language who are regular instructors at KU during the academic year. Students who complete a three-week course (90 instructional hours) will earn 6 undergraduate language credits from the University of Kansas.

For Summer 2022 courses will be offered in Intermediate Arabic (Modern Standard), Intermediate/Advanced French, Intermediate Persian, Intermediate Russian, and Intermediate/Advanced Spanish. All language courses will run 11-29 July and meet for 6 hours a day (Monday-Friday) over the Zoom teleconferencing platform.

 

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

What are the objectives of this program?

The Summer Intensive Language Program has two main objectives:

  1. Proficiency - Consolidation and improvement of speaking proficiency by one sub-level according to the ACTFL Proficiency Scale. This objective is measured through pre- and post-testing using the Oral Proficiency Interview by Computer (OPIc).
  2. Cross-cultural communication - Increased understanding of the culture(s) of the people sharing the target language. Courses explore the attitudes and beliefs of language communities through analysis of authentic materials in both a historical and comparative framework. Student progress is measured through project-based learning that culminates in a presentation at the end of the course.

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

All KU tuition, course fees, and course materials (i.e., textbooks) are covered by the KU LTC grant. Any other materials needed for the course (i.e., binders, pens, laptop/computer, etc.) must be provided by the student.

The KU LTC grant does not cover travel, lodging, or other related expenses.

I am a true beginner in the foreign language that I want to study. Am I still eligible to apply for this program?

All summer LTC courses are intended for students at approximately the Intermediate level (ILR 0+ / 1) or higher. If you are just beginning your language training, please reach out directly to ltc@ku.edu to determine if a beginning-level course may be possible.

What documentation will I need to establish my language ability?

The application for summer LTC courses (provided below) requests information on past DLPT and/or Oral Proficiency Interview scores.  If you have not taken either exam, you may be asked to take an online placement exam and to speak to the course instructor prior to enrolling.

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

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

How do I apply for the KU LTC Summer Program?

The online application for the July 2022 KU LTC Summer Program (all languages) is located just below the table of languages. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis.

How do I apply for admission to KU?

Accepted applicants will receive an email directly from ltc@ku.edu with application instructions. All students taking language courses through the KU LTC can apply for admission to KU at no cost with the waiver code found in those emailed instructions.

How do I set up my KU Online ID?

After your KU Admissions application has been received and accepted, you can create your KU Online ID using your KU Student ID # (7-digit number) and your birth date.

Where can I find my KU Student ID Number?

  • You can find your KU Student ID Number in the Acceptance Letter emailed to the email address included on your Admissions Application.
  • You can find your KU Student ID Number on the Acceptance Letter mailed to the physical address included on your Admissions Application.
  • You can find your KU Student ID Number via the Check Status feature of your KU Admissions Application.
  • You can reach out to the Office of the University Registrar.
  • You can find your number on your Student Account by logging into Enroll & Pay - only accessible once you have created your KU Online ID.

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

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

How do I get my course materials?

All textbooks and required course materials will be purchased by the KU LTC and distributed to students, either in person or by mail.

How do I access my KU email account?

You can find all things related to your KU email account on the KU Information 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 my KU course(s)?

Students can find information for taking their KU language courses for credit or no credit (as opposed to receiving a letter grade on their KU transcript) by following instructions on the website for the Office of the University Registrar.

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

Students who are no longer able to remain in their program, or are considering dropping, should first discuss this decision with their Commanding Officer or CLPM.

If you are withdrawing prior to the program start, please email the KU LTC with notification of your withdrawal.

If you are needing to withdraw after your program has begun, submitting an online withdrawal form in addition to notifying the KU LTC is necessary.

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.

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

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

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

What are the objectives of this program?

The Summer Intensive Language Program has two main objectives:

  1. Proficiency - Consolidation and improvement of speaking proficiency by one sub-level according to the ACTFL Proficiency Scale. This objective is measured through pre- and post-testing using the Oral Proficiency Interview by Computer (OPIc).
  2. Cross-cultural communication - Increased understanding of the culture(s) of the people sharing the target language. Courses explore the attitudes and beliefs of language communities through analysis of authentic materials in both a historical and comparative framework. Student progress is measured through project-based learning that culminates in a presentation at the end of the course.

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

All KU tuition, course fees, and course materials (i.e., textbooks) are covered by the KU LTC grant. Any other materials needed for the course (i.e., binders, pens, laptop/computer, etc.) must be provided by the student.

The KU LTC grant does not cover travel, lodging, or other related expenses.

I am a true beginner in the foreign language that I want to study. Am I still eligible to apply for this program?

All summer LTC courses are intended for students at approximately the Intermediate level (ILR 0+ / 1) or higher. If you are just beginning your language training, please reach out directly to ltc@ku.edu to determine if a beginning-level course may be possible.

What documentation will I need to establish my language ability?

The application for summer LTC courses (provided below) requests information on past DLPT and/or Oral Proficiency Interview scores.  If you have not taken either exam, you may be asked to take an online placement exam and to speak to the course instructor prior to enrolling.

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

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

How do I apply for the KU LTC Summer Program?

The online application for the July 2022 KU LTC Summer Program (all languages) is located just below the table of languages. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis.

How do I apply for admission to KU?

Accepted applicants will receive an email directly from ltc@ku.edu with application instructions. All students taking language courses through the KU LTC can apply for admission to KU at no cost with the waiver code found in those emailed instructions.

How do I set up my KU Online ID?

After your KU Admissions application has been received and accepted, you can create your KU Online ID using your KU Student ID # (7-digit number) and your birth date.

Where can I find my KU Student ID Number?

  • You can find your KU Student ID Number in the Acceptance Letter emailed to the email address included on your Admissions Application.
  • You can find your KU Student ID Number on the Acceptance Letter mailed to the physical address included on your Admissions Application.
  • You can find your KU Student ID Number via the Check Status feature of your KU Admissions Application.
  • You can reach out to the Office of the University Registrar.
  • You can find your number on your Student Account by logging into Enroll & Pay - only accessible once you have created your KU Online ID.

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

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

How do I get my course materials?

All textbooks and required course materials will be purchased by the KU LTC and distributed to students, either in person or by mail.

How do I access my KU email account?

You can find all things related to your KU email account on the KU Information 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 my KU course(s)?

Students can find information for taking their KU language courses for credit or no credit (as opposed to receiving a letter grade on their KU transcript) by following instructions on the website for the Office of the University Registrar.

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

Students who are no longer able to remain in their program, or are considering dropping, should first discuss this decision with their Commanding Officer or CLPM.

If you are withdrawing prior to the program start, please email the KU LTC with notification of your withdrawal.

If you are needing to withdraw after your program has begun, submitting an online withdrawal form in addition to notifying the KU LTC is necessary.

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.

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

My question is not listed here. Who should 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 Program Offerings

Summer 2022

July 2022 course offerings are listed in the table below.  All courses will run 11-29 July in a synchronous distance format via Zoom.

Offerings are dependent upon suitable enrollment and may be changed to meet the specific needs of partner units. All interested students must provide a DLPT or OPI proficiency score dated within the last 2 years to be considered for placement in the program, or provide alternative supporting evidence of required proficiency.

 

LanguageLevelSuggested Incoming Scores
Arabic
(Modern Standard)
IntermediateILR:  0+ to 1
ACTFL:  NM to IM
FrenchIntermediateILR:  0+ to 1
ACTFL:  NM to IM
FrenchAdvancedILR:  1+ to 2+
ACTFL:  IH to AH

Persian
(Farsi)

IntermediateILR:  0+ to 1
ACTFL:  NM to IM
RussianIntermediateILR:  0+ to 1
ACTFL:  NM to IM
SpanishIntermediateILR:  0+ to 1
ACTFL:  NM to IM
SpanishAdvancedILR:  1+ to 2+
ACTFL:  IH to AH

 

 

How to Apply

Applications for the 2022 Summer program are no longer being accepted.
We look forward to working with you and your unit next summer!