MONTEREY, Calif. – Three Military Legislative Assistants from Washington D.C. visited the Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center Aug. 28, in an effort to find out more about the Institute’s foreign language mission.
“The group was impressed with the students’ abilities during the classroom observation and were very pleased with DLI’s online (language) offerings,” said DLIFLC Commandant Col. Danial D. Pick, who hosted Will Goodman representing Sen. Patrick Leahy, Adam Goodwin, from Sen. Pat Murray’s office, and Ms. Michelle Lenihan, representing Sen. Dick Durbin. Visitors received a command briefing, observed a Persian-Farsi classroom in action, and watched distance learning and online product demonstrations.
The MLAs also had an opportunity to eat lunch with students from each of the services and received a windshield tour of the Presidio of Monterey. “The MLAs also discussed ways to promote the learning of foreign language at the K-12 level in their states, with the use of DLI products,” explained Pick.
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Story and photos by: Natela Cutter, Strategic Communications
Photo: Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center Commandant Col. Danial D. Pick shows Language Survival Kits produced by DLIFLC to Military Legislative Assistants Will Goodman (right) and Adam Goodwin Aug. 28, 2012. (U.S. Army photo Natela Cutter)
Posted Date: 7 September 2012