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Culture Training Resources
Welcome to cultureReady Resources! This is a collection of culture training products and materials that have been gathered from the greater culture community. This page features links and descriptions to culture training products, courses, and programs to provide you with the knowledge skills and abilities to be totally prepared for every cultural challenge. Working across cultures can be complex, so we will continue to provide you with the most current materials possible. If there are any other materials that should be featured on this page, please contact us, and we will add them immediately.
Cross Cultural Competence Trainer 2.0
The Defense Language and National Security Education Office in collaboration with Joint Knowledge Online (JKO), has partnered to develop and deliver a culture training course to help meet the needs of a continuously expanding force with missions and activities that interact across all cultures. The Cross Cultural Competence Trainer 2.0 is an immersive training experience designed to boost knowledge of universal culture concepts as well as prepare users to engage effectively across cultures.
To take the course on Joint Knowledge Online, click here Cross-Cultural Competence Trainer
The purpose of these courses are to provide cultural awareness and language training using gaming technologies along with other innovative methods.
These are web-based courses on JKO that delivers one customized course of instruction which is based on the specific area of deployment and the specific area of interest selected by the learner. Learners are tested on their level of knowledge and must pass with a score of 100% in order to graduate and receive their certificate of completion.
VCAT Afghanistan focuses on the countries, regions, and languages that comprise the three regions of Afghanistan (Kandahar, Jalalabad, Kabul) where US forces typically operate.
VCAT Central America focuses on the countries of Costa Rica, Panama, Mexico, Belize, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, and Nicaragua, and provides a basic introduction to Latin America Spanish focused on the missions of HADR, CTOC-I, CTOC-SMEE SLE, as well as the topic of BPNC.
VCAT South America focuses on the countries and languages within the Andean Ridge and Southern Cone regions.
VCAT Hispaniola focuses on the countries and languages of Haiti (Haitian Creole) and the Dominican Republic (Latin American Spanish).
VCAT Taiwan focuses on the countries of Taiwan and China and provides a basic introduction to operationally focused Mandarin Chinese.
VCAT Southeast Asia provides maritime and mainland oriented missions within the countries of Indonesia, Malaysia, and the Philippine Islands (Maritime) and Vietnam and Thailand (Mainland).
VCAT Horn of Africa 2.0 focuses on the countries of Comoros, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Mauritius, Seychelles, Somalia, Sudan, South Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, and provides a basic introduction to Swahili focused on the missions of Humanitarian Assistance and Senior Leader Engagements.
VCAT Northern Africa focuses on the countries, regions, and languages that comprise the area known as Northern Africa. It is a web-based course on JKO that delivers sixteen customized courses of instruction, each based on the specific area of deployment and the specific area of interest selected by the learner.
VCAT Caribbean provides missions within the countries of Curacao, Jamaica, Trinidad & Tobago, Barbados, Suriname, Guyana, Bahamas, Antigua and Barbuda, Aruba, St Lucia, Haiti, and the Dominical Republic.
VCAT West Africa focuses on the countries of Benin, Burkina Faso, Cape Verde, Cote d'Ivoire, The Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Mali, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, and Togo within the context of humanitarian assistance and senior leader engagement missions.