Basic Language Training (BLT)

Are you interested in learning a new language or building your current language skills?

Join us with Basic Language Training (BLT)! Learn the basics of a new language and culture. Build on your already incredible language skills. Learn form a native instructor.

Our instructors are native speakers of the languages they will be teaching. Here are some testimonials of current & previous instructors on why they love BLT:

    • great opportunity to share my native language and culture
    • enhanced my portfolio
    • building friendships/relationships while improving myself
    • enjoyed teaching and learning from my students
    • positive interaction with those who want to learn
    • love teaching small classes while having fun

“Basic Language Training Program was a win-win experience for me. It offered me the opportunity to meet with superb people across the USA and it helped me strengthen my connection to my own culture. It has also helped me with my teaching skills on how to share my language and culture with others in a fun and valuable way.”

The BLT Program is a series of non-credit language courses that are offered during both the fall and spring semesters. Classes are taught by K-State 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 long and there are a total of 16 classes. Class registration is open to all who wish to learn a new language: KSU students, staff, faculty, or community members - no K-State affiliation required for enrollment. All language levels are welcome!

Languages offered:
The languages offered each semester vary and there is an enrollment fee of $40 per person for each eight-week course. Feel free to register for more than one course! At least eight students must register for the class. If there are less than eight students registered, the class may be canceled. Those who register for a class that must be canceled due to low participation will receive a refund.

Basic Language Training (BLT) Instructors:

The requirements for this position are that you are a student enrolled at K-State, native speaker of a language other than English and have a desire to teach others the basics of your language while sharing your cultural heritage. There is a one-time compensation of $300 for the instructors.

Application for instructors deadline : open for Fall 2024, applications due May 3, 2024.

Link to application for instructors:


Matthew Yaksic