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Defense Language Institute- Bridging the Language and Culture Gap

Learning Foreign Language Helps US Soldiers Bridge Culture Gap

by Hasib Danish Alikozai

A tactical decision made by a soldier in a war theater can have strategic political, social, and cultural implications at the national and international levels.  Though few and far between, these tactical level mistakes can take a toll on the overall mission and its credibility.

Cadets Prepare for International Immersion

Summer break is usually a time for rest, relaxation and possibly a little traveling for many college students. For Reserve Officers’ Training Corps Cadet Twi Light Moody, rest and relaxation aren’t on the schedule, but traveling is thanks to the Cultural Understanding and Language Proficiency (CULP) program.

ROTC Students Study Abroad

Project Global Officer (Project GO) is a collaborative initiative that promotes critical language education, study abroad, and intercultural dialogue opportunities for Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) students.

The Elephant in the Room: Some Reflections on Language and Culture Instruction

This article is a survey of some historical, cognitive, and cultural features of institutional—particularly government and military—language training, to examine and plot a faster and less effortful trip to proficiency. My thesis is that our own cultural and institutional climates play a crucial role in what our students can learn and who they can become.

TRADOC Commanding Generals Says DLIFLC is an Example for Army University, Discusses Importance of Culture Training

Gen. David Perkins visited the Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center, where he discussed the role of language and cultural training in the military.

Intentional Design: Using Iterative Modification to Enhance Online Learning for Professional Cohorts

This chapter emphasizes the importance of incorporating the lived experiences of professional students into the instructional design process

Distance Learning Designed for the U.S. Air Force

The purpose of this descriptive study is to discuss the creation and implementation of a self-paced course designed to present military and academic course content in an engaging and interactive format. The paper reviews the "Introduction to Cross-Cultural Communication" course piloted to 150 Air Force personnel in Spring 2011 and reveals the challenges and opportunities inherent to self-paced courses for student service members and instructors.

Navy Announces Launch of Culture and Language Training Mobile App

The Navy Center for Language, Regional Expertise, and Culture (CLREC) has launched a mobile application for training products and working aids hosted by Joint Knowledge Online (JKO).

Special Topics Issue of the Journal for the Study of Culture and Language

In this initial special topics issue, Robert Greene Sands and Pieter DeVisser suggest, in their detailed look at the DoD’s language, regional expertise and culture (LREC) program, that there lacks any kind of sufficient assessment mechanism to provide organizations critical understanding of their LREC capability, while failing to also provide the individual learner with a measure of performance useful to professional career development.

Human Dimension Capabilities Development Task Force White Paper

The US Army’s diverse strategic interests around the globe require its Soldiers and leaders to be comfortable and effective working in a variety of cultural contexts.