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Meeting the Language and Culture Training Needs of U.S. Department of Defense Personnel: An Evaluation of the Language Training Center Program

DLNSEO engaged the RAND Corporation to examine the LTC Program, to ensure the LTC program is meeting its goals and to assist the Department of Defense in future planning regarding the program.

Measuring and Reporting Leadership and Core Competency Domains

This interim report summarizes the results of an independent assessment of Department of Defense (DoD) personnel systems and databases, focused on the identification and differentiation of what personnel data exist, where, and at what organizational level, as well as what is done with those data.

The Infusion of Language, Regional, and Cultural Content into Military Education

This report documents the Institure of Defense Analyses' examination of the infusion of language, regional, and cultural (LRC) content into Professional Military Education (PME) across the Services, from pre-commissioning through the General Officer/Flag Officer (GO/FO) level.

Hone your language skills and cultural knowledge with CultureReady

Here on CultureReady, we have a variety of resources for a wide audience, from our videos, made up largely of interviews featured in our Virtual Culture Awareness Trainers (VCATs), to information on scholarship opportunities for university-bound students, such as the Boren Awards.

Two of the most popular resources that we get asked about are SOFTS and Joint Language University.

SOFTS

DLIFLC's Language Day: Sharing Culture and Language Outside of the Classroom

Every year, the Defense Language Institute hosts Language Day, a celebration of culture and language around the world. Learn more about this year's event.

Improving the way you absorb language and culture with CultureReady Basics

Our partners at Diplomatic Language Services (DLS) discuss developing CultureReady Basics and what makes it unique from other culture and language tools.

Celebrating the International Year of Indigenous Languages

The UN has proclaimed 2019 as the International Year of Indigenous Languages. Here, we discuss what that means, and what you can do to contribute to the celebration and education of Indigenous languages and culture.

Alaska Mission Operation Center opens language learning center

The 373rd Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Group officially opeedn the Alaska Mission Operation Center Alaska Learning Center on November 1, at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska.

"Tangier to Casablanca" — Boren Scholar wins IES Study Abroad Film Festival

Boren award recipient Philip Baites, a student at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, won the IES 2018 Study Abroad Film Festival with his music video "Tangier to Casablanca."

NSEP Student Guidebook

This guidebook aims to answer frequently asked questions about what NSEP requires of awardees, as well as to provide them with career-building resources. It covers qualifying jobs, deadlines, NSEPnet, hiring authorities, important vocab, and much more.