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DLIFLC Training Resources



The Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center (DLIFLC) is a United States Department of Defense (DoD) educational and research institution, which provides linguistic and cultural instruction to the Department of Defense, other Federal Agencies and numerous customers around the world. The Defense Language Institute is responsible for the Defense Language Program, and the bulk of the Defense Language Institute's activities involve educating DoD members in assigned languages, and international personnel in English. Other functions include planning, curriculum development, and research in second-language acquisition.

Languages taught at DLIFLC and duration of courses:

Category I languages - 26 weeks long courses:

  • Spanish
  • French
  • Portuguese

Category II languages - 35 weeks long courses:

  • German
  • Indonesian

Category III languages - 48 weeks long courses:

  • Dari
  • Persian Farsi
  • Russian
  • Hindi
  • Urdu
  • Hebrew
  • Serbian / Croatian
  • Tagalog
  • Turkish

Category IV languages - 64 weeks long courses:

  • Modern Standard Arabic
  • Arabic - Levantine
  • Arabic - Iraqi
  • Chinese Mandarin
  • Korean
  • Japanese
  • Pashto


Project Go

Are you in Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) and want to improve your foreign language skills? Project GO (Global Officers) is a collaborative initiative that promotes critical language education, study abroad, and intercultural dialogue opportunities for ROTC students by partnering with Army, Air Force, Navy ROTCs, and 18 U.S. institutions of higher education, including five of the six Senior Military Colleges. 

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