Welcome to DLIFLC

DLIFLC is DoD’s premier school for culturally based foreign language education and training, with classroom instruction, mobile training teams, and online materials tailored for students at all levels of required proficiency or performance. The institute is attended by all four branches of the military service and select individuals sponsored by their agencies.

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.

Employment

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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Latest News from DLIFLC


The importance of sleep in military training

June 26, 2020

Lack of sleep is a detriment because, according to sleep expert Dr. Nita Shattuck, adequate sleep is crucial for learning.

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314th Training Squadron changes command

June 19, 2020

Lt. Col. Jaclyn Deroush relinquished command of the 314th Training Squadron to Lt. Col. Joseph Ladymon during a change of command ceremony at the Presidio of Monterey, June 17.

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USMC at Presidio of Monterey changes command

June 13, 2020

Lt. Col. Jason Schermerhorn relinquished command to Lt. Col. Timothy Mayer, who will be taking charge of Marines who are studying at DLIFLC.

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Gaming: a gateway to immersive virtual learning

May 29, 2020

It was a way for the students to expand their vocabulary in “real” situations. More than that, it was engaging.

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Basic language skill materials can be used for novice learners or those individuals who are getting ready to deploy or have been deployed. Military service members may complete Rapport to gain a pre-deployment certificate, while commands can order materials for deployment by going to the Language Materials Distribution System.

Headstart2

This product consists of two units:
Sound & Script and Military Tasks.

Sound & Script introduces basic sounds and phrases, while Military Tasks introduce important words and phrases related to military operations.

Each time that you complete a task module you receive a certificate of completion.

To aid you in the learning process, you have access to our cultural resources library and Language tools.

Rapport

This product consists six to eight hours of language and culture pre-deployment training.

It is mandatory training for all civilian and military U.S. Army personnel deploying to Iraq or Afghanistan.

Rapport is available in Dari, Pashto, Iraqi, Swahili, Hausa, Portuguese, French, Modern Standard Arabic, and Korean.

Language Survival Kits

This product consists include text, audio recordings, and translations for up to 3,000 mission-related phrases.

Modules include: Air Crew, Basic Phrases, Civil Affairs, Cordon/Search, Force Protection, Medical, Military Police, Naval Commands, Public Affairs, and Weapons.

These language and cultural materials are intended for beginners and those who are preparing to deploy or have deployed. RAPPORT is the mandatory pre-deployment familiarization product that offers a certificate of completion for service members. It is available in Dari, Pashto, Iraqi, Swahili, Hausa, Portuguese, French, Modern Standard Arabic, and Korean.

Rapport

This product consists six to eight hours of language and culture pre-deployment training.

It is mandatory training for all civilian and military U.S. Army personnel deploying to Iraq or Afghanistan.

Rapport is available in Dari, Pashto, Iraqi, Swahili, Hausa, Portuguese, French, Modern Standard Arabic, and Korean.

Language Survival Kits

This product consists include text, audio recordings, and translations for up to 3,000 mission-related phrases.

Modules include: Air Crew, Basic Phrases, Civil Affairs, Cordon/Search, Force Protection, Medical, Military Police, Naval Commands, Public Affairs, and Weapons.

Cultural Orientation

This product introduces a given cultural group, combining brief language exchanges with an objective and practical look at daily life in different contexts. Topics include religion, traditions, family life and differences in the lifestyles of urban and rural populations.

Countries in Perspective

This product begins with a Country Profile containing basic facts, followed by more detailed discussion of Geography, History, Economy, Society and Security.

Headstart2

This product consists of two units:
Sound & Script and Military Tasks.

Sound & Script introduces basic sounds and phrases, while Military Tasks introduce important words and phrases related to military operations.

Each time that you complete a task module you receive a certificate of completion.

To aid you in the learning process, you have access to our cultural resources library and Language tools.

Cultural and regional studies materials give learners important historical, geographic, socio-economic and cultural knowledge about specific countries. The topics offered include religion, traditions, family life and look at the differences in lifestyle of urban and rural populations.

Cultural Orientation

This product introduces a given cultural group, combining brief language exchanges with an objective and practical look at daily life in different contexts. Topics include religion, traditions, family life and differences in the lifestyles of urban and rural populations.

Countries in Perspective

This product begins with a Country Profile containing basic facts, followed by more detailed discussion of Geography, History, Economy, Society and Security.

Legends & Folktales

This product offers short animated pieces introducing famous myths, legends, and folktales from cultures across the globe to enhance cross-cultural literacy and provide insight into societies.

Advance skills language materials are geared toward individuals who already have a solid knowledge of a foreign language and need to brush up on their language skills or take practice lessons before exam time.

Global Language Online Support System

This product offers 1000s of lessons in dozens of languages for independent learners to improve their foreign language skills. Lessons are available for intermediate and advanced learners, with the ability to focus on specific topic areas, tailored for building listening or reading proficiency.

To aid you in the learning process, you have access to our cultural resources library and Language tools.

Accents Library

Available for Spanish and Arabic, the Accents Library offers collection of audio files read in both standard language, and in several regional accents to illustrate speech variations that occur in everyday speech.

Phone Conversations

Familiarity with regional dialects and realistic dialogues is key to achieving advanced listening proficiency.

Phone Conversations contains more than 300 casual phone conversations in non-standard dialects of Spanish and Arabic. Arabic materials also include lesson plans for classroom use.

Arabic Grammar Search

Have you forgotten a fine point of Arabic grammar?

The Arabic Grammar Search takes you inside the language with complete A-Z Search and Help functions.

Advanced North Korean Dialect Materials

This product offers a supplement for Korean language learning that can be incorporated into basic, intermediate, or advanced courses to provide students with cultural and regional information about North Korea.

Test your knowledge of a particular language or country by taking one of the assessment tools provided. You will find out just how much you know, while the ODA assessment test can even provide customized suggestions to help you reach your proficiency goals.

Cultural Awareness Assessment

This product gauges your familiarity with a particular society, including geographic facts, major religions, history, security situation, social customs, and basic survival phrases in the dominant language of the region.

Online Diagnostic Assessment

This product is a dynamic online platform to estimate language proficiency in reading or listening. ODA helps learners determine the subject areas and language specifics to improve, with customized suggestions for GLOSS lessons to help reach proficiency goals.

To provide feedback or suggestions, please email: FEEDBACK@DLIFLC.EDU

Journals & Publications

The views expressed in those publications are those of the authors, not the Department of Defense or its elements. The content does not necessarily reflect the official US Army position and does not change or supersede any information in official U.S. Army publications. Editor reserves the right to edit material.

Prospective authors should consult previous volumes of the publications and Information for Contributors published in each issue.

The GLOBE is an authorized publication under the provisions of AR 360-1 and the Associated Press Style Guide for members of the Department of Defense. Contents of the GLOBE are not necessarily official views of, or endorsed by, the U.S. Government, Department of Defense, Department of the Army, or DLIFLC. The GLOBE is published by DLIFLC Public Affairs Office.
The DLIFLC General Catalog provides constituencies with precise, accurate and current information to include general information pertaining to DLIFLC, admissions and academic requirements, course descriptions, and major policies affecting students. All catalog years are listed. If the year you need is not listed, please see the catalog prior to that year. Example: If you want to look at information for 2005 courses, see the 2003 General Catalog.

Academic Journals

The mission of Applied Language Learning is to provide a forum for the exchange of ideas and information on instructional methods and techniques, curriculum and materials development, assessment of needs within the profession, testing and evaluation, and implications and applications of research from related fields such as linguistics, education, communications, psychology, and the social sciences.
Dialog on Language Instruction is an occasional internal publication of the Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center (DLIFLC) and part of its professional development program. Its primary function is to promote the exchange of professional knowledge and information among DLIFLC faculty and staff and to encourage professional communication within the worldwide Defense Foreign Language Program.

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COVID-19 links

Presidio of Monterey COVID-19 Info - https://home.army.mil/monterey/index.php/about/garrison-directorates/public-affairs/covid19

Coronavirus dot Gov - https://www.coronavirus.gov/

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) - https://www.cdc.gov/

DoD Coronavirus info - https://www.defense.gov/Explore/Spotlight/Coronavirus/

Health Protection Condition (HPCON) Levels - https://phc.amedd.army.mil/topics/campaigns/covid19/Pages/HPCON.aspx

California Department of Public Health - https://www.cdph.ca.gov/Programs/CID/DCDC/Pages/Immunization/ncov2019.aspx

California Medical Detachment (CALMED) - https://www.calmed.health.mil/patients/covid-19.aspx

Monterey County Health Department - https://www.co.monterey.ca.us/government/departments-a-h/health/

Monterey County Office of Emergency Services - https://www.co.monterey.ca.us/government/departments-a-h/administrative-office/office-of-emergency-services/response/covid-19

Academic Links

AISO Library - https://www.dliflc.edu/resources/libraries/

Education Technology Directorate - https://sway.office.com/z7jK1c9YAkE2plkn?ref=Link&loc=play

Joint Language University - https://jlu.mygovlearn.com/

Language Ladder - http://www.nflc.org/resources/language-ladder

RealLanguagehttps://ltea.dliflc.edu/reallanguage/ - (DLIFLC EDU credentials)

Transcript Trainer - https://ltea.dliflc.edu/stt/ - (DLIFLC EDU credentials)

Transparent Language CL-150 - http://www.jlu.wbtrain.com/

Other DLIFLC online resources, like GLOSS, Accents Library, or Phone Conversations, can be accessed via this link - https://www.dliflc.edu/online-learning/

Admin Links

Below is a list of some of the sites which you may need to access from your teleworking location.

For detailed instructions on how to access each of the sites listed below, please go to: DLIFLC Wiki - https://wiki.dliflc.edu/index.action
If you end up needing further assistance, please e-mail the Help Desk: helpdesk@dliflc.edu

 

ALMS - https://www.lms.army.mil/

ADMIN ASSISTANT ATAAPS - https://ataaps.csd.disa.mil/

ENTERING ATAAPS CODES - https://web.microsoftstream.com/video/dbea3fda-2fa4-4bc6-8cff-8e46e9ccc858 (need EDU access)

CHESS - https://chess.army.mil/

CPOL - https://acpol.army.mil/

DCPDS - https://compo.dcpds.cpms.osd.mil/

VMWare Tutorial - https://web.microsoftstream.com/video/3b768b87-5d22-433c-bb26-ed520a94f30c (need EDU access)

DPMAP Tutorial - https://web.microsoftstream.com/video/3487f518-e69c-45d4-9f81-73e680bfdcd6 (need EDU access)

DoD SAFE - https://safe.apps.mil/

DTMS - https://dtms.army.mil/DTMS/Default.aspx

DTS - https://dtsproweb.defensetravel.osd.mil/

JKO - https://jkodirect.jten.mil/

VCE PCF - https://vce.army.mil/Portal

USA STAFFING - https://signin.usastaffing.gov/

WAWF – https://wawf.eb.mil/

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