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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 Institute 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.

Marshall Center Course Improves English Skills to Fight Organized Crime

The Marshall Center in Germany recently hosted its English Language Enhancement Course for participants of their Countering Transnational Organized Crime program.

Learn a language and study abroad with these scholarships

Learn more about scholarships for language study and study abroad, offered through the Departments of Defense, State, and Education.

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.