HeadStart2 is 80 to 100 hours of self-study predeployment language material for the training of one unit leader per platoon. Currently available in 21 languages, Headstart2 can be taken online or ordered via our website.
Rapport is 6 to 8 hours of mandatory predeployment training for all DoD personnel and is available online via dliflc.edu, AKO, DKO, NKO, and JLU. Iraqi Rapport is mandatory training for DA civilians and Soldiers prior to deployment.
North Korean Supplemental Materials – contains a wealth of lessons and exercises using the North Korean dialect covering materials from level 2 to level 4. To access these materials, click here.
DLIFLC Korean students showcase language proficiency
Students of the Korean Basic Course at the Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center gathered to help commemorate the 60th anniversary of the Korean War Armistice at the 11th annual Korean Speech Contest. Command Sgt. Maj. Alan Pendergast, a 1988 graduate of the Korean Basic Course, commended students on their hard work and noted the contest was the highlight of his year spent at DLIFLC in the capacity of Command Sergeant Major....more
Presidio bids farewell to Air Force assistant commandant, welcomes new commander
The Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center and members of the Air Force's 517th Training Group said goodbye to one commanding officer and welcomed a new one during a formal change-of-command ceremony at the Presidio of Monterey June 26. ...more
Generations study language at DLIFLC
When U.S. Army Capt. Matthew Kuhlman in-processed last fall at the Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center in Monterey, Calif., he picked up a special 70th anniversary edition of the installation Globe magazine, and started thumbing through the pages. "On page 14 he noticed a picture of a group of Slavic folk dancers. The nice-looking young lady third from the left in the picture, Olga Vieglias, is Matt's mother," said retired Lt. Col. Jim Kuhlman, in an e-mail to the Institute....more