An Afghan national explains the meaning of "shura."
In this video, a linguist discusses the impact of Islam on Egyptian culture.
In this video, a Sudanese expert discusses a common expression in Sudan.
In this video, a Mauritanian expert discusses greetings in Mauritania.
The centerpiece of Langscape is an interactive map that lets users click on any geographic location to see the languages spoken there. Selecting a language allows users to access a growing variety of resources for that language, thanks to the efforts of our partners and others in a range of fields and specialties.
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.
The National Language Service Corps (NLSC) is a readily available group of volunteers who provide supplemental language resources to U.S. federal agencies. If there’s a national need, a regional emergency, or a national security requirement, NLSC Members can assist in filling foreign language gaps with readily available multilingual U.S. citizens.
This video outlines the nuances of linguistic competence and communication competence.
This video provides an overview of negotiating across cultures and elements of building rapport, time, understanding your needs/objectives, time, and self-awareness.
This video looks at the idea that every soldier is a sensor, and how knowing local culture helps in understanding what is normal and what is not normal. This is a part of the Culture Matters video series.