Language Materials Distribution System (LMDS)
Our Language Materials Distribution System (LMDS) is currently undergoing a comprehensive redesign to better meet the needs of our users and to simplify the distribution of products.
To streamline your ordering process, please review currently available products.
Please note that some of our language and culture materials may be available for immediate download on the DLIFLC's Field Support Website .
To order any of the listed products, please utilize the email form below. When ordering you must include the following details - Language, Quantity and modality if ordering LSKs - or your request will be delayed.
Hard copy, large quantity, products will be shipped to professional linguists or Command Language Program managers only.
All other users should use on-line or downloadable versions of our products.
Intended for all DOD members, RAPPORT is six to eight hours of language and culture pre-deployment training in Dari, Pashto, Iraqi, Swahili, Hausa, Portuguese, French, Modern Standard Arabic, and Korean.
RAPPORT is mandatory training for all Army personnel, civilian and military, deploying to Iraq or Afghanistan. On-line versions are available here.
Headstart2 is a required self-study training for one small unit leader per platoon prior to deployment. The product is currently available in 25 different languages. Each product consist of 80 to 100 hours of instruction, interactive tasks, language-specific pronunciation guides, cultural familiarization and orientation modules. Headstart2 is available in a stand alone (DVD format) or on-line versions.
Language Survival Kits
LSKs are designed as pocket-sized, quick reference booklets with an audio CD available in 10 different topics per language for deploying service members. The LSKs contain mission-specific vocabulary and simple phrases in topics such as medical terminology, Civil Affairs, Force Protection, and Military Police. LSKs are currently offered in 62 languages. For on-line versions please click here
In addition to on-line versions, GLOSS products are also available on a disc and are distributed on a CD or a DVD depending on the overall size of the files in question. Currently available in this format are the following languages: Albanian, Arabic and Gulf-Arabic, Azerbaijani, Chinese, Croatian, Dari, Egyptian, French, German, Greek, Hausa, Hebrew, Hindi, Indonesian, Iraqi, Japanese, Korean and North-Korean, Kurmanji, Levantine, Pashto, Persian-Farsi, Portuguese, Punjabi, Russian, Serbian, Sorani, Spanish, Swahili, Tagalog, Thai, Turkish, Turkmen, Urdu and Uzbek.