text saying "Hello" in four different languages

The Language and Culture Institute offers free foreign language conversation classes for all Virginia Tech faculty and staff. We offer classes in Chinese, French, German, and Spanish.

Participation is free, though course books must be purchased separately.

Classes take place at the Language and Culture Institute, 840 University City Blvd. in Blacksburg. Parking is readily available and does not require a permit.

For information about the program, contact Pamela Smart-Smith at 540-231-4734.

To register for a class or find out further details, contact the instructor directly.


Fall 2018 course calendar

Chinese

Beginning Conversation Continuing Conversation More Advanced Conversation
5:30-6:20 p.m. Tuesdays 6:30-7:20 p.m. Tuesdays 4-4:50 p.m. Tuesdays
840 University City Blvd., Room 1 840 University City Blvd., Room 1
840 University City Blvd., Room 1
Instructor: I-Ping Fu
ifu@radford.edu
Instructor: I-Ping Fu
ifu@radford.edu
Instructor: I-Ping Fu
ifu@radford.edu

 
French

Beginning Conversation Continuing Conversation
12-12:50 p.m. Tuesdays 12-12:50 p.m. Thursdays 
840 University City Blvd., Room 1 840 University City Blvd., Room 1
Instructor: Claudine Pleimling
cthill66@outlook.com
Instructor: Claudine Pleimling
cthill66@outlook.com

 
German

Beginning Conversation
12-12:50 p.m. Fridays 
840 University City Blvd., Room 1
Instructor: Claudine Pleimling
cthill66@outlook.com

 
Spanish

Beginning Conversation Continuing Conversation Advanced Conversation
12-12:50 p.m. Mondays 12-12:50 p.m. Tuesdays 12-12:50 p.m. Wednesdays
840 University City Blvd., Room 3 840 University City Blvd., Room 3
840 University City Blvd., Room 3
Instructor: Bertha de la Garza
bdlgarza@vt.edu
Instructor: Bertha de la Garza
bdlgarza@vt.edu
Instructor: Bertha de la Garza
bdlgarza@vt.edu