Language Training Center
The 2010 National Defense Authorization Act authorized DOD to establish LTCs at accredited universities to increase the training capacity in strategic languages and regional studies. KU was awarded a $715K Institute of International Education grant that establishes a DOD Language Training Center (LTC) at the university. KU’s LTC will provide language and culture programs designed to meet the stated operational needs of the Special Operations Forces element within the Command and General Staff College at Fort Leavenworth, KS, and the Marine Corps Detachment at Fort Leonard Wood, MO. The KU departments/centers participating in the program include AAAS (Arabic), EALC (Chinese, Japanese and Korean), French and Italian (French), Slavic Languages and Literature (Russian), Spanish and Portuguese (Spanish), Germanic Languages and Literature (German), and the Ermal Garinger Academic Resources Center. For information about KU's Language Training Center program, click here.