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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.

Linguistic Competence

This video outlines the nuances of linguistic competence and communication competence.

Learning Language and Culture is an Important Part of Being a Marine

Today, Marines must be proficient in foreign language and cultures around the world in order to be prepared for vital missions. This training comes from the Center for Advanced Operational Culture Learning (CAOCL) at Marine Corps University.

Culture Plays an Integral Part in Mobilization and Deployment

The 149th Military Engagement Team in Kentucky underwent training in preparation for their federal mobilization to the Middle East in support of U.S. Army Central Command operations. This training included five days of cultural and language training, in which they delved into cultural norms and behaviors as well as the history of the countries they’ll be operating in during the mobilization.

A CULP Student Explains His Experience in Vietnam

Jacob Kortum describes his experience with the Cultural Understanding and Language Proficiency (CULP) program in Vietnam and how it will help his development as a future Army Lieutenant.

Scholarships for U.S. High School Students to Study Abroad

Check out this post highlighting scholarships for high school students to study abroad. Scholarships include the National Security Language Initiative for Youth, the Kennedy-Lugar Youth Exchange and Study Abroad Program, and the Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange Program.

Defense Language Transformation Roadmap (2005)

The Defense Language Transformation Roadmap was built out of a need for each Military Department, Combatant Command (COCOM), and Defense Agency to review its requirements for language professionals. The Defense Foreign Language Steering Committee (DFLSC) oversaw the development of this Roadmap and approved its assumptions, descriptions of the current situation, desired outcomes, and recommendations.

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.