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Foreign Languages for Faculty and Staff

Foreign language conversation courses for Virginia Tech faculty and staff are organized by the Virginia Tech Language and Culture Institute in cooperation with the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures, and made possible by the support of the offices of the Vice President of Outreach and International Affairs and the Vice President for Research.

Registration

These foreign language classes are open to current Virginia Tech faculty and staff. Participation is free, though course books must be purchased separately.

Fall semester classes (course calendar) will begin Monday, September 8 and will end Wednesday, December 12.

Spring semester classes (course calendar) will begin Monday, February 2 and will end Wednesday, May 8.

There is no formal registration procedure. Interested faculty and staff should contact the instructor in advance to sign up (see email addresses in the course calendars below). Class seats are assigned on a first-come, first-served basis.

For more information about a specific class, prospective students should contact the instructor directly.

Class Locations

Classes will take place at the LCI main building. The main building is located at 840 University City Blvd., across from the University Mall and behind the Rite Aid. Parking is readily available and does not require a permit. Please do not park in day care or Zeppoli's parking lots. If taking a bus, disembark at the at the Math Emporium stop on the Tom's Creek line and cross the street.

Textbooks

Course books may be purchased at Volume II bookstore or amazon.com.

Chinese Zhao, Jinming. Chinese Conversation for Foreigners (Vol. 1). Beijing Language and Culture Univ. Press (BLCUP), 2002.
French Bourquin Leete, Elisabeth. Learn French the Fast and Fun Way. 3rd ed. New York: Barron's Educational Series, 2004.
Spanish Bregstein, Barbara. Easy Spanish Step-by-Step. McGraw Hill, 2005.
German Graves, Paul. Learn German the Fast and Fun Way. 2nd ed. New York: Barron's Educational Series, 1997.


Fall Course Calendar

Chinese, French, Spanish, German



CHINESE
Beginning Conversation
Time: Tue 5:30-6:20 PM
Location: LCI Special Prgms Bldg 126
Instructor: I-Ping Fu
(ifu@radford.edu)
Continuing Conversation
Time: Tue 7:00-7:50 PM
Location: LCI Special Prgms Bldg 126
Instructor: I-Ping Fu
(ifu@radford.edu)
More Advanced Conversation
Time: Tue 4:00-4:50 PM
Location: Special Prgms Bldg 126
Instructor: I-Ping Fu
(ifu@radford.edu)


FRENCH
Beginning Conversation
Time: Tue 12-12:50 PM
Location: LCI Main Bldg. 10
Instructor: Claudine Pleimling
(claud66@vt.edu)
Continuing Conversation
Time: Thu 12-12:50 PM
Location: LCI Main Bldg. 10
Instructor: Claudine Pleimling
(claud66@vt.edu)


SPANISH
Beginning Conversation
Time: Mon 12-12:50 PM
Location: LCI Annex 101
Instructor: Bertha de la Garza
(bdlgarza@vt.edu)
Continuing Conversation
Time: Tues 12-12:50 PM
Location:  LCI Annex 101
Instructor: Bertha de la Garza
(bdlgarza@vt.edu)

Advanced Conversation
Time: Wed 12-12:50 PM
Location: LCI Annex 101
Instructor: Bertha de la Garza
(bdlgarza@vt.edu)



GERMAN
Beginning Conversation
Time: Fri 12-12:50 PM
Location: LCI Main Bldg 10
Instructor: Claudine Pleimling
(claud66@vt.edu)


Spring Course Calendar

Chinese, French, Spanish, German



CHINESE
Beginning Conversation
Time: Tue 5:30-6:20 PM
Location: LCI Special Prgms Bldg. 126
Instructor: I-Ping Fu
(ifu@radford.edu)
Continuing Conversation
Time: Tue 7:00-7:50 PM
Location: LCI Special Prgms Bldg. 126
Instructor: I-Ping Fu
(ifu@radford.edu)
More Advanced Conversation
Time: Tue 4:00-4:50 PM
Location: LCI Special Prgms Bldg. 126
Instructor: I-Ping Fu
(ifu@radford.edu)


FRENCH
Beginning Conversation
Time: Tue 12-12:50 PM
Location: LCI Main Bldg. 10
Instructor: Claudine Pleimling
(claud66@vt.edu)

Continuing Conversation
Time: Thu 12-12:50 PM
Location: LCI Main Bldg. 10
Instructor: Claudine Pleimling
(claud66@vt.edu)


SPANISH
Beginning Conversation
Time: Mon 12-12:50 PM
Location: LCI Annex 101
Instructor: Bertha de la Garza
(bdlgarza@vt.edu)
Continuing Conversation
Time: Tues 12-12:50 PM
Location: LCI Annex 101
Instructor: Bertha de la Garza
(bdlgarza@vt.edu)
Advanced Conversation
Time: Wed 12-12:50 PM
Location: LCI Annex 101
Instructor: Bertha de la Garza
(bdlgarza@vt.edu)


GERMAN
Beginning Conversation
Time: Fri 12-12:50 PM
Location: LCI Main Bldg. 10
Instructor: Claudine Pleimling
(claud66@vt.edu)