Story by Patrick Bray
DLIFLC Public Affairs
MONTEREY, Calif. – Egyptian Brig. Gen. Mohamed Moustafa Kamal Ibrahim Fahmy, the Commandant of the Defense Language Institute of the Egyptian Ministry of Defense, visited the Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center, Presidio of Monterey, May 4.
Moustafa visited to further the relationship between the U.S. and Egyptian language training schools. The language institute in Egypt teaches 14 languages including English and will add Japanese at the end of the year.
Moustafa met with DLIFLC’s commandant, Col. David K. Chapman, to discuss educational methods, faculty development opportunities, faculty administration and teaching innovations.
“We are looking to see what is being done better than in previous years and see if it could be a model for us to take back with us,” said Moustafa.
Following the meeting he visited DLIFLC’s Middle East School III and was able to interact with students studying Arabic.
Moustafa also visited with Foreign Area Officers in training at the Presidio. Following his visit to DLIFLC he visited the Middlebury Institute of International Studies, also in Monterey.
Moustafa is a career linguist. He entered the Egyptian Army in 1978 and studied English at the Defense Language Institute English Language Center at Lackland Air Force Base, Texas, in 1985.
Posted Date: 4 May 2015