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