From February 21st through the 24th, the Smithsonian will once again be hosting their annual Mother Tongue Film Festival, showcasing a collection of films that celebrate linguistic and cultural diversity.
The UN has proclaimed 2019 as the International Year of Indigenous Languages. Here, we discuss what that means, and what you can do to contribute to the celebration and education of Indigenous languages and culture.
The 373rd Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Group officially opeedn the Alaska Mission Operation Center Alaska Learning Center on November 1, at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska.
Boren award recipient Philip Baites, a student at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, won the IES 2018 Study Abroad Film Festival with his music video "Tangier to Casablanca."
A service member discusses engaging with the culture and language in Japan.
In this video, a Japanese national discusses addressing superiors in Japan.
Boren Awards, an initiative of the NSEP, provide unique funding opportunities for U.S. undergraduate and graduate students to study less commonly taught languages in world regions critical to U.S. interests, and underrepresented in study abroad.
DoD Instruction 5160.70: Management of the Defense Language, Regional Expertise, and Culture (LREC) Program
DoDI 5160.70 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.
What happens to culture when a language dies? Today we look at language extinction, and what that means for the loss of cultural knowledge and identity.