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Cross-Cultural Training

Podcasts for Culture and Language

If you have plans to head to another country, and you're interested in learning a little more about the perspectives and culture of the people there, see if you can find a podcast about it. We highlight a few language- and culture-specific podcasts here.

DoD Instruction 5160.70

This issuance establishes policies, assigns responsibilities, and provides procedures for managing the Defense LREC Program; adds regional expertise and culture as mission critical competencies of the Defense LREC Program; and establishes initial culture learning guidelines.

DoD Directive 5160.41E

This directive reissues DoD Directive (DoDD) 5160.41E to establish Defense LREC Program policy and assign responsibilities.

Foreign Service Institute (FSI)

With decades of experience in providing training to other agencies on a reimbursable basis, the Foreign Service Institute (FSI) is uniquely qualified to support other agencies, particularly those who have a need for knowledge of foreign languages, cultures, or international affairs.

VCAT SOUTHCOM Preview

The purpose of this course is to provide cultural awareness and language training using gaming technologies along with other innovative methods. It is a customized, web-based course on Joint Knowledge Online.

VCAT PACOM Preview

The purpose of this course is to provide cultural awareness and language training using gaming technologies along with other innovative methods. It is a customized, web-based course on Joint Knowledge Online.

Virtual Culture Awareness Trainer

The Virtual Culture Awareness Trainers, provided by the Defense Language and National Security Education Officer (DLNSEO) provide a way to learn about other cultures in a scalable and tracked learning management system.

VCAT Africa Preview

The purpose of these courses is to provide cultural awareness and language training using gaming technologies along with other innovative methods. VCAT Africa courses focus on the countries, regions, and languages of the continent.

VCAT CENTCOM Preview

The purpose of this course is to provide cultural awareness and language training using gaming technologies along with other innovative methods. It is a customized, web-based course on Joint Knowledge Online.

Special Operations Forces Teletraining System (SOFTS)

The Special Operations Forces Teletraining System (SOFTS) is a program that takes advantage of proprietary and commercial off-the-shelf technology to deliver real-time language and culture training to students anywhere in the world, including those who are unable to attend traditional classes at traditional training institutions.