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Language Training

Online Diagnostic Assessment

DLIFLC's Online Diagnostic Assessment is a dynamic online platform to estimate language proficiency in reading or listening. ODA helps learners determine the subject areas and language specifics to improve, with customized suggestions for GLOSS lessons to help reach proficiency goals.

Rapport

DLIFLC's Rapport is six to eight hours of language and culture pre-deployment training. It is mandatory training for all civilian and military U.S. Army personnel deploying to Iraq or Afghanistan.

Language Survival Kits (LSKs)

DLIFLC's Language Survival Kits include text, audio recordings, and translations for up to 3,000 mission-related phrases covering specific topics including: Air Crew, Basic Phrases, Civil Affairs, Cordon/Search, Force Protection, Medical, Military Police, Naval Commands, Public Affairs, and Weapons.

Headstart2

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

Visit another country, with friends, from home?

Here, we highlight an app for experiencing other countries through virtual reality. 

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.

Interagency Language Roundtable

The ILR is an unfunded Federal interagency organization established for the coordination and sharing of information about language-related activities at the Federal level.

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.