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.
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.
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.
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 provides maritime and mainland oriented missions within the countries of Indonesia, Malaysia, and the Philippine Islands (Maritime) and Vietnam and Thailand (Mainland).
VCAT Taiwan focuses on the countries of Taiwan and China and provides a basic introduction to operationally focused Mandarin Chinese.
VCAT West Africa focuses on the countries of Benin, Burkina Faso, Cape Verde, Cote d'Ivoire, The Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Mali, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, and Togo within the context of humanitarian assistance and senior leader engagement missions.
VCAT Northern Africa focuses on the countries, regions, and languages that comprise the area known as Northern Africa. It is a web-based course on JKO that delivers sixteen customized courses of instruction, each based on the specific area of deployment and the specific area of interest selected by the learner.
VCAT Horn of Africa 2.0 focuses on the countries of Comoros, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Mauritius, Seychelles, Somalia, Sudan, South Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, and provides a basic introduction to Swahili focused on the missions of Humanitarian Assistance and Senior Leader Engagements.