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 Afghan national talks about giving Afghan counterparts breaks for prayer.
An Afghan man talks about greeting women in Afghanistan.
An Afghan national discusses appropriate interactions with Afghan elders.
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.
Founded in 1984, the United States Institute of Peace is funded by Congress and governed by a bipartisan Board of Directors.
Dr. Tim Kirk discusses an instance of a successful cross-cultural negotiation.
Dr. Tim Kirk discusses an instance of an unsuccessful cross-cultural negotiation.