Welcome to DLIFLC

DLIFLC is DoD’s premier school for culturally based foreign language education and training.

Language Day

An estimated 5,000 people attended DLIFLC’s annual Language Day Open House event on the Presidio of Monterey. It was a fun-filled day with more than 40 cultural performances, dance, song, special presentations and classroom demonstrations.

AA Degree

Join the thousands of students who have earned their DLIFLC Associate of Arts degree in foreign language!

New Students

Learn about how to become a linguist at the Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center, one of the most elite educational institutions in the Department of Defense.


Come teach one of more than a dozen foreign languages taught at DLIFLC in beautiful Monterey, California and be a part of one of the largest language schools in the world.

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