Language Materials Distribution System (LMDS)
If you are requesting less than 10 copies please download those directly from our site.
PLEASE NOTE: Hard copy, large quantity, products will be shipped to professional linguists or Command Language Program managers only. All other users should use on-line or downloadable versions of our products.
To order any of the listed products, please utilize the ordering form below. When ordering you must include the following details – Language, Quantity and modality if ordering LSKs – or your request will be delayed.
Language products currently available in hard copy:
Intended for all DoD members, Rapport is six to eight hours of language and culture pre-deployment training in more than 15 languages. Rapport is mandatory training for all Army personnel, civilian and military, deploying to Iraq or Afghanistan. Downloadable versions of Rapport are available online.
Headstart2 includes 80 to 100 hours of instruction, interactive tasks, language-specific pronunciation guides, and cultural familiarization and orientation modules. Headstart2 is available in a stand-alone (DVD format) or online version, and is worth up to 18 promotion points if completed on AKO/JKO. Headstart2 is available online or in DVD format.
Language Survival Kits
Language Survival Kits include text, audio recordings, and translations for up to 3,000 mission-related phrases. Available online, as a printed booklet with CD, or as a mobile app for certain languages, LSKs offer phrases covering specific topics that you can read or playback without having to know the language. Modules include: Air Crew, Basic Phrases, Civil Affairs, Cordon/Search, Force Protection, Medical, Military Police, Naval Commands, Public Affairs, and Weapons. For online versions please click here.
The Global Language Online Support System offers more than seven thousand 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. GLOSS is available in a standalone version and online, in more than 60 languages.