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 explains the meaning of "shura."
An Afghan national talks about Dari and Pashto.
An Afghan national talks about greetings and small talk in Afghanistan.
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.
Founded in 1984, the United States Institute of Peace is funded by Congress and governed by a bipartisan Board of Directors.
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.