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The purpose of this course is to provide cultural awareness and language training using gaming technologies along with other innovative methods. The VCAT Republic of Korea focuses on the country of the Republic of Korea; and provides a basic introduction to Korean focused on the missions of Social Gatherings, Participating in Leader Engagements and Training with Host Nation Military. It is a web-based course on JKO that delivers a customized course of instruction which is based on the specific area of deployment and the specific area of interest selected by the user. Users are tested on their level of knowledge and must score a passing grade in order to graduate and receive their certificate of completion.
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The purpose of this course is to provide the understanding of both one's own and other cultures. Interaction with local populations and other cultural factors are not only critical elements in persistent conflict but contribute to the success and-or failure of stability, peacekeeping, humanitarian aid and disaster relief operations. It is imperative that we build a Total Force which is globally aware and adept at interacting with people from a variety of cultures while operating within joint, interagency, coalition and multinational contexts. Cross-Cultural Competence (3C) is emerging as an important and practicable means for enhancing the ability of units and individuals to perform successfully over the full spectrum of operations. Understanding cultural differences will contribute to mission success - just as failing to grasp cultural variations will contribute to mission failure. This course provides 3C training that is based around the mission areas of Humanitarian Assistance, Key Leader Engagement, Study Abroad, Provincial Reconstruction Teams (PRT) - Planning Medical Missions and Civilian Expeditionary Workforce (CEW) - Initial Meetings.
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The purpose of this course is to provide cultural awareness and language training using gaming technologies along with other innovative methods. VCAT Japan focuses on the country of Japan, and provides a basic introduction to Japanese focused on the missions of Humanitarian Assistance and Leader Engagements. It is a web-based course on JKO that delivers a customized course of instruction which is based on the specific area of deployment and the specific area of interest selected by the user. Users are tested on their knowledge and must score a passing grade in order to graduate and receive their certificate of completion.
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The purpose of this course is to provide cultural awareness and language training using gaming technologies along with other innovative methods. VCAT South Asia focuses on the countries of Bangladesh, India, Nepal, and Sri Lanka; and provides a basic introduction to Hindi focused on the mission of Humanitarian Assistance/Disaster Relief. It is a web-based course on JKO that delivers a customized course of instruction which is based on the specific area of deployment and the specific area of interest selected by the user. Users are tested on their knowledge and must score a passing grade in order to graduate and receive their certificate of completion.
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DLIFLC's Rapport is six to eight hours of language and culture pre-deployment training. It is mandatory training for all civilian and military U.S. Army personnel deploying to Iraq or Afghanistan. Rapport is available in Dari, Pashto, Iraqi, Swahili, Hausa, Portuguese, French, Modern Standard Arabic, and Korean.
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DLIFLC's Headstart2 includes 80 to 100 hours of instruction, interactive tasks, language-specific pronunciation guides, cultural familiarization and orientation modules. Headstart2 is available in a stand alone (DVD format) or on-line version, and is worth up to 18 promotion points if completed on AKO/JKO.
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DLIFLC's Language Survival Kits include text, audio recordings, and translations for up to 3,000 mission-related phrases. Available online, as a printed booklet with CD, or as a mobile app for certain languages, LSKs offer phrases covering specific topics that you can read or playback without having to know the language. Modules include: Air Crew, Basic Phrases, Civil Affairs, Cordon/Search, Force Protection, Medical, Military Police, Naval Commands, Public Affairs, and Weapons.
VCAT AFPAK
The purpose of this course is to provide cultural awareness and language training using gaming technologies along with other innovative methods. VCAT AFPAK focuses on the countries of Afghanistan and Pakistan; and provides a basic introduction to Dari, Pashto, and Urdu focused on the missions of Humanitarian Assistance and Leader Engagements. It is a web-based course on JKO that delivers a customized course of instruction which is based on the specific area of deployment and the specific area of interest selected by the user. Users are tested on their knowledge and must score a passing grade in order to graduate and receive their certificate of completion.
VCAT Southeast Asia
VCAT Southeast Asia provides maritime and mainland oriented missions within the countries of Indonesia, Malaysia, and the Philippine Islands (Maritime) and Vietnam and Thailand (Mainland).
VCAT Taiwan
VCAT Taiwan focuses on the countries of Taiwan and China and provides a basic introduction to operationally focused Mandarin Chinese.