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.
If you have plans to head to another country, and you're interested in learning a little more about the perspectives and culture of the people there, see if you can find a podcast about it. We highlight a few language- and culture-specific podcasts here.
Hair plays an important role in many cultures. Here we have collected a few interesting traditions around the world with respect to a baby's first haircut.
Soldiers posted to Bemowo Piskie, Poland, take advantage of the opportunity to learn Polish and, along the way, more about Polish culture as well.
Founded in 1984, the United States Institute of Peace is funded by Congress and governed by a bipartisan Board of Directors.
Learn more about the competing nations of Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Thailand, Jamaica, Nigeria, and Japan through a Virtual Culture Awareness Trainer (VCAT).
Promotional video for the VCAT Ukraine course on JKO.
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.
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.
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.