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 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.
An Air Force master sergeant discusses appropriate topics of conversation in Afghanistan.
An Afghan national talks about greetings and small talk in Afghanistan.
An Afghan national talks about a cultural mistake and the importance of taking time to build rapport.
An Afghan national discusses appropriate topics of conversation in Afghanistan.
An Afghan national discusses appropriate interactions with Afghan elders.
An Afghan national discusses greetings in Dari.
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.
Two Afghan nationals talk about making promises in Afghanistan.