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Headstart2

DLIFLC's Headstart2 includes 80 to 100 hours of instruction, interactive tasks, language-specific pronunciation guides, cultural familiarization and orientation modules.

Don't call it a sandwich au fromage fondant - grilled cheese will do

Read this article from the BBC to find out what terms have been retired in favor of their English-language versions.

Exchanging Medical Information and Experiencing Culture in Honduras

For one U.S. Navy lieutenant, Southern Partnership Station 17 (SPS 17) is more than just a chance to exchange information. It is a way of connecting with her heritage, and a way to change the lives of people like her.

BBC News Launches Pidgin Service

The BBC has launched a section of its news site in Pidgin, a language widely spoken across West Africa.

Learning Basic Arabic Phrases in the Arabian Peninsula

In this video, a retired Army major discusses the importance of learning the local language and explains a few key Arabic phrases.

English in Saudi Arabia

In this video, an Army major discusses speaking English in Saudi Arabia.

Gestures and Speaking in Saudi Arabia

In this video, a Saudi Arabia expert discusses hand gestures and tone of voice in Saudi conversations.

Bengali Phrases in Bangladesh

A service member discusses basic phrases in Bengali.

Learning the Local Language in Bangladesh

A service member discusses the importance of learning the local language.

Time in Swahili

In this video, a cultural expert discusses telling time in Swahili.