College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Language Coordinators

For languages not listed below, please contact the department offering that language for more information.

Language Coordinators

Language Coordinators are able to help you with specific questions about the language they advise for. They may also be able to help with placement and/ or proficiency exams. Some Coordinators advise for more than one language.

African Languages (Amharic, Arabic, KiSwahili, Wolof)

Languages Coordinator, African Languages, Ph.D, Curriculum & Instruction, Foreign and Second Language
785-864-3832
Bailey Hall, Room 12A

Bosnian/ Croatian/ Montenegrin/ Serbian

Lecturer, Slovene and Bosnian-Croatian-Montenegrin-Serbian
785-864-9250
Wescoe Hall, Room 2123
Office Hours:

M, W, F 9:00-9:50am and by appointment 

Chinese

Associate Professor, Chinese Language Coordinator
785-864-9130
Wescoe Hall, Room 2111

Chinese linguistics, second language acquisition, Chinese language teaching

Czech

Associate Professor, Slavic Languages & Literatures
785-864-2351
Wescoe Hall, Room 2141

Polish and Czech literature, culture and film; language teaching methodology; Communism in the 20th and 21st century; memory studies

Persian (Farsi/ Tajik/ Dari)

Lecturer
Wescoe Hall, Room 2096

Dr. Ahmad’s research and teaching focus is on Persian language and literature, Indo-Persian culture, and history and politics of Islam in the Middle East and South Asia.

French

Associate Professor, Director of French Language Program
785-864-9066
Wescoe Hall, Room 2060

Second language acquisition, with special interest in phonology/phonetics, and language pedagogy. the history of the French language and has worked on language changes from Old to Middle French.

German

Lecturer, German, Academic Program Associate, Ph.D. - Germanic Languages & Literatures, University of Kansas
785-864-9250
Wescoe Hall, Room 2077

Editorial Assistant, Slavia Centralis (AY 2013-14)

Research interests: My primary research interests are German Applied Linguistics and Second Language Acquisition. In my dissertation research, I am investigating the effects of an intervention on the use of tense and aspect in L2 narration by English speaking learners of German.

Hindi

Lecturer, Hindi Language
785-864-9180
Wescoe Hall, Room 2097

 

 

Critical Languages Consortium, School of Languages, Literatures & Cultures

Italian

Assistant Teaching Professor, Coordinator, Italian Language Program
785-864-9250
Wescoe Hall, Room 2063

Japanese

Ph.D., Lecturer, Japanese, Japanese Language Coordinator
785-864-9250
Wescoe Hall, Room 2113

Korean

Associate Professor
785-864-3207
Wescoe Hall, Room 2100

Korean anthropology/folklore/history, ritual/festival, tourism, Heritage Studies, popular culture, regional/national identity issues; Korean language teaching

Portuguese

Lecturer, Academic Associate Assistant
785-642-7882
Wescoe Hall, Room 2611

Russian

Associate Professor of Slavic Languages & Literatures and Jewish Studies, Director of Jewish Studies
785-864-2356
Wescoe Hall, Room 2132

Yiddish and Slavic morphosyntax and pragmatics, general and Jewish folklore, Jewish culture.

Slavic languages (Polish, Ukrainian, Slovene)

Chair, Department of Slavic Languages & Literatures, Assistant Professor, Editor of the Tolstoy Studies Journal
785-864-2346
Wescoe Hall, Room 2134

Nineteenth-century Russian literature, Balkan modernism. the grotesque, Representations of violence and the body in literature as well as the political significance of aesthetic styles and genres.

Spanish

Associate Professor, Director of Spanish Language Instruction
785-864-0290
Wescoe Hall, Room 2644

Second language acquisition; the intersection of foreign language pedagogy and technology; foreign language teacher development



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