Language Day is our opportunity to share with you the secret we have all discovered – knowing a foreign language opens windows to the world! You are invited to attend the DLIFLC Language Day on May 12, 2017. Several thousand high school students and their chaperones throughout California and neighboring states are encouraged to take advantage of this opportunity to visit our world-renowned military language Institute for a day.

The 2017 DLIFLC Language Day event will kick-off at 10:00 am and last until 3:00 pm. Please be advised that DLIFLC does not provide transportation to this event. In addition, due to security measures, you may not be able to bring bags (i.e. back packs, oversized bags, etc.) into the event area.

Planned activities for the day consist of classroom demonstrations, cultural exhibits, outdoor entertainment, and lectures. Things to consider bringing to the event: jacket/raincoat (in case of rain or cold weather), cash (food vendors on-site), sun block and water. Due to security measures and limited parking, please plan on arriving early. Most visitors start arriving at 8:00 am. To contact the DLIFLC staff for specific questions please contact us using:; or call (831) 200-4211.

Click on image to see the 2017 Language Day schedule

The event has been celebrated at DLIFLC for more than 60 years and it used to be called the Army Language School Festival. Historical documents about the ALS Festival point to April of 1952.  Go to our 75th Anniversary Special Edition Globe Magazine, to learn more about our history.

Language Day is organized and presented by our amazing faculty and students. Instructors come from 93 different countries around the world while students attend DLIFLC from every branch of the U.S. Armed Forces; Army, Marines, Navy and Air Force.

The annual event provides an exciting chance to enjoy sights, sounds, and tastes from around the globe, and to discover terrific things going on here at the Presidio of Monterey.

Talk with our students and faculty as you roam around the campus and through our corridors. They are eager to meet you and share with you their experiences, insights, and their passion for learning languages.