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Cross-Cultural Training


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.

The Joint Language University

The Joint Language University is a U.S. government-sponsored language training portal that allows students to acquire, maintain, enhance and/or refresh language skills.

Language Training Center (LTC)

The Language Training Center (LTC) Program provides language and culture training for Department of Defense (DoD) personnel by leveraging existing university programs to meet the needs of DoD organizations and units.

Culture and Language Training in the Hospitality Industry

Employee retention and skills gaps remain some of the top concerns for talent development professionals. This challenge is felt most strongly in industries where retention is consistently low, such as hospitality. The challenges grow when your workforce is multicultural and lacking in essential skills, such as fluency in English and business communications.

Scholarship Programs

There are many ways to advance your language and cultural knowledge through scholarship programs and government sponsored trainings. Find out more about different programs which you may qualify for.


There are many opportunities to learn about other cultures as a volunteer. Volunteering might even lead to an opportunity for a rewarding career working with other cultures.

Double Edge Gift - Cultural Faux Pas

This video outlines how cultural faux pas may occur during cross cultural engagements.

Cross Cultural Competence Trainer

The Cross Cultural Competence Trainer 2.0 is an immersive training experience designed to boost knowledge of universal culture concepts as well as prepare users to engage effectively across cultures.

Culture Matters: Languages

This video emphasizes that no matter how much training and experience you have, there is always more to learn when it comes to mastering a culture. This is a part of the Culture Matters video series.