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Language Training

VCAT CENTCOM Preview

The purpose of this course is to provide cultural awareness and language training using gaming technologies along with other innovative methods. It is a customized, web-based course on Joint Knowledge Online.

Special Operations Forces Teletraining System (SOFTS)

The Special Operations Forces Teletraining System (SOFTS) is a program that takes advantage of proprietary and commercial off-the-shelf technology to deliver real-time language and culture training to students anywhere in the world, including those who are unable to attend traditional classes at traditional training institutions.

The Joint Language University

The Joint Language University is a U.S. government-sponsored language training portal that allows students to acquire, maintain, enhance and/or refresh language skills.

Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center (DLIFLC)

The Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center (DLIFLC) offers foreign language instruction in more than two dozen languages to approximately 3,500 students on a schedule that extends throughout the year.

Language Training Center (LTC)

The Language Training Center (LTC) Program provides language and culture training for Department of Defense (DoD) personnel by leveraging existing university programs to meet the needs of DoD organizations and units.

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.