Korean Zen Master gives advice to students

Korean Zen Master gives advice to students

By Natela Cutter Most students who attend the Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center don’t expect to meet a Korean Zen master during their studies, let alone be able to ask existential questions. “Being able to speak to someone who is so distinguished is...
Korean instructors bring real life experience to classroom

Korean instructors bring real life experience to classroom

By Natela Cutter MONTEREY, Calif. – Nearly 20 years ago, two young linguists bumped into each other at Army’s Yongsan installation in Seoul, Korea, during a competition then known as the “Language Olympics,” a fun event that military linguists from all over the world...
Advice from the wise: don’t cram on the test

Advice from the wise: don’t cram on the test

By Natela Cutter MONTEREY, Calif. – Every Tuesday morning, Command Sgt. Maj. Thomas Donehue heads for the Tin Barn, a 1950s building on the Presidio of Monterey, where new students in-process and start the first day of their journey to becoming military linguists by...
Navy makes splash at Command Language Program Awards

Navy makes splash at Command Language Program Awards

By Brian Lepley, Presidio of Monterey PAO Army, Navy, Marine and Air Force foreign language-trained service members and civilians gathered at the Presidio of Monterey to attend the Institute’s Advanced Command Language Program Manager’s Workshop held from Aug. 26-30....
Meet the latest TRADOC NCO Instructor of the Year

Meet the latest TRADOC NCO Instructor of the Year

Face to Face There’s an Arab proverb: “Learn a language, and you’ll avoid a war.” Each day when Staff Sgt. Alex Rababah wakes up at 4am, he reminds himself of the importance of his job as an instructor at the Defense Language Institute at the...