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Grants Help Spread Language and Culture in Alabama

A federal grant from the U.S. Department of Defense, National Security Agency will help Troy University teach two summer workshops in Mandarin Chinese.

The Elephant in the Room: Some Reflections on Language and Culture Instruction

This article is a survey of some historical, cognitive, and cultural features of institutional—particularly government and military—language training, to examine and plot a faster and less effortful trip to proficiency. My thesis is that our own cultural and institutional climates play a crucial role in what our students can learn and who they can become.

Air Force Language Enabled Airmen Program in Action

The Language Enabled Airman Program (LEAP) is designed and managed by the Air Force Culture and Language Center (AFCLC) to sustain, enhance and utilize the existing language skills and talents of Airmen. The goal of LEAP is to develop a core group of general-purpose force (GPF) Airmen across specialties and careers possessing the capability to communicate in one or more foreign languages.

TRADOC Commanding Generals Says DLIFLC is an Example for Army University, Discusses Importance of Culture Training

Gen. David Perkins visited the Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center, where he discussed the role of language and cultural training in the military.

U.S. ROTC Cadets Explore Cambodian Culture

Check out this post about ROTC cadet Blake Engle's participation in the Cultural Understanding Language Program (CULP ) program in Cambodia.

Ever Wonder What the Importance of Foreign Language Is, Even in the Heartland?

A local news report from Missouri highlights the importance of language training and fluency in today's increasingly globalized economy.

EHLS 2015 Open Source Analysis Project

The English for Heritage Language Speakers (EHLS) Program offers a unique opportunity to U.S. citizens who are native speakers of critical languages.

TRADOC Commander Visits DLIFLC, Stresses Culture Training

Lt. Gen. Kevin W. Mangum, the deputy commanding general and chief of staff of the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC), stressed the importance of cultural understanding and culture training during a visit to DLIFLC's Command Language Program Managers Conference.

Advising the Command: Best Practices from the Special Operations Advisory Experience in Afghanistan

The purpose of this report is to identify best practices in operational-level advising from the special operations advisory mission in Afghanistan. The report also identifies key recommendations that are intended to help address key challenges in operational-level partnering.

LEARN Workshop: Integrating Language Training and Regional/Transnational Studies

The Foreign Language Program Office of the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) and the National Cryptologic School (NCS) recently hosted a LEARN conference regarding Integrating Regional Expertise and Culture in Language Training for the Intel and Military.