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From 2008 until the COVID-19 pandemic brought everything to a halt, LCI offered foreign language and conversation courses for faculty and staff free of charge. Help us revive this valuable program so we can help Virginia Tech faculty and staff make even more global connections.

A global gateway

The Language and Culture Institute connects Virginia Tech with the world. We advance the university's global engagement efforts by facilitating academic linkages across borders, creating strategic international partnerships, attracting the brightest talent from around the world, and creating meaningful programs that expand students’ worldviews.

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Earn university credit while improving your English.

Earn master's level credits while improving your English and academic research skills.

Transition to American academic life through full-time English language instruction.

Multilevel course series to help you make the transition to American academic life.

Spoken English aptitude interview for J-1 exchange visitors.  

Details about how to register for the test at the LCI.