Language Schools

All basic foreign language teaching takes place in one of the schools for undergraduate education. There are a total of eight undergraduate education schools, some of which teach multiple languages. Additionally, there are half a dozen organizations and divisions which support the ongoing undergraduate and continuing education programs.

Each school is headed by a civilian dean, who is responsible for planning and implementing assigned programs in foreign language training and curriculum development, implementing academic and administrative policy, and managing the school’s annual manpower and budget allocations. An associate dean, who is a senior military officer, provides counsel and assistance to the dean, monitors student progress, and directs the school’s Military Language Instructor Program.

Each school is composed of departments, in which instruction of individual foreign languages takes place. Each department is headed by a civilian chairperson, who is responsible for the instructional program, manages the assigned instructors and staff, and oversees foreign language education and the faculty development process. Instructors, organized into teams, are responsible for teaching classes, evaluating student performance, and developing and maintaining course materials.

Intermediate and advanced foreign language teaching takes place in the Continuing Education Directorate.