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Basic Language Training (BLT)

The Basic Language Training Program is a series of non-credit language courses that are offered during both the fall and spring semesters. Classes are taught by students who are native speakers. The student instructors teach the basics of their language while exploring the culture and history of their home country. The classes take place over the course of eight weeks and meet two times a week. Each session is an hour and there are a total of 16 classes.

The languages offered each semester vary and there is an enrollment fee of $35 per person for each eight-week course. Feel free to register for more than one course. At least five students must register for the class. If there are less than five students registered, the class will be cancelled. Those who register for a class that must be cancelled due to low participation will receive a refund.

Refund Policy: If you register for a class and decide to drop it, full refund of the registration fee will be given when a request for a refund has been received within 24 hours after the first class meeting. These requests should be made during office hours (8 am-5 pm) at the International Student & Scholar Services office.

 

The spring 2018 Basic Language Training program runs from Monday, February 5 through Friday, April 6.  Registration begins on Monday, January 15 and ends on Friday, January 26 at 5pm.

The classes offered for spring 2018 are listed below. To view a welcome message from each instructor, click on the instructors’ names.

 

     Class     

 Day and Time

Location

ARABIC

Instructor: Mary Abounabhan

Mondays & Wednesdays

5:00pm - 6:00pm

223 

Eisenhower Hall

 

FARSI

Instructor: Reza Shirazinejad

Tuesdays & Thursdays

7:30pm - 8:30pm

 224 

Eisenhower Hall

FRENCH

Instructor: Jehu Mette

 Tuesdays & Thursdays

5:00 pm - 6pm

 223

Eisenhower Hall

GERMAN

Instructor: Lars Quincke   

Tuesdays & Thursday

6:15pm - 7:15pm

224

Eisenhower Hall

 HINDI

Instructor: Harman Sangha

Mondays & Wenesdays

5pm -6pm

224

Eisenhower Hall

KOREAN

Instructor: Taehee Lee  

Tuesdays & Thursdays

6:15pm - 7:15pm

223

Eisenhower Hall

PORTUGUESE

Instructor: Vanessa Veloso

Mondays & Wednesdays

7:30pm - 8:30pm

226

Eisenhower Hall

 RUSSIAN

Instructor: Vikenty Mikheev

Tuesdays & Thursdays

7:30pm - 8:30pm

223

Eisenhower Hall 

SPANISH 

Instructor: Denisse Benitez Nassar

Tuesdays & Thursdays

12pm - 1pm

 107A ISC* 

CONVERSATIONAL SPANISH 

Instructor: Herman Coceancigh

 Mondays & Wednesdays

7:30pm - 8:30pm

  224 

Eisenhower Hall

URDU

Instructor: Mian M.F. Raza

 

Mondays & Wednesdays

6:15pm - 7:15pm

223

Eisenhower Hall

 * ISC: International Student Center

To register for one or more of the language classes, please complete the online form  HERE.

The $35 registration fee per class per person must be made by 5pm on January 26. To pay, please go to the International Student Center. Only cash (bring the exact amount) or checks will be accepted. Checks should be made payable to: International Student and Scholar Services.

Each semester, the BLT program puts together a graduation party. This spring 2018’s party is scheduled for Friday, April 6 at 6pm at the International Student Center.

 

If you are interested in teaching a class for the Fall 2018, please complete this online form HERE. The form will be opened from April 9 to April 20.

If you have questions about the Basic Language Program, or, if you wish to instruct a future course, please contact Huong Pham, the BLT Program Coordinator, at huongp@ksu.edu or (785) 532-6448.