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Thursday, September 26, 2019


Surviving World War II as a polyglot

Tadeusz Haska’s story reads like a movie straight out of Hollywood. Between his parent’s early deaths, his experiences in World War II Poland and the harrowing escapes he endured, the DLIFLC instructor’s experiences were all frighteningly true.



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Friday, May 31, 2019

Students awarded in Russian essay contest

The students are tested on their listening, reading and speaking abilities. “In our program, we have classes like interpreting, translation and history. No writing classes.”


Thursday, May 23, 2019

Presidio honors fallen comrades for Memorial Day

“With the hectic lives we lead today, it might be easy to think of Memorial Day as merely a three-day weekend,” said Army Col. Gary Hausman, Commandant of DLIFLC.


Friday, May 10, 2019

Thousands come to Language Day and learn the international language of dance

Over 6,000 people attended Language Day, an annual event hosted by the Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center held at the Presidio of Monterey, May 10. Tents with demonstrations, and international food covered Soldier Field while cultures from around the globe were on display on the field and in the classrooms.


Monday, April 29, 2019

The road to healing starts with teal

In Dawn Holmes’ experience, people are using the military to get out of some ugly situations and improve the conditions of their lives. They feel empowered once they join the military and discover all the things they are capable of. But she believes the military can also be an incredibly stressful time. “Life-changing events are a trigger to trauma,” she said.


Monday, April 22, 2019

Thinking outside the box for your AFSC

When you think of jobs that require foreign languages, air traffic controller is not usually first on that list. Especially since English is the international language of air traffic control.


Thursday, March 28, 2019

A new old way of learning languages

If you were to ask the average service member, chances are they would not equate military classes with a flexible learning system. The military, perhaps by definition, is rigid with rules and regulations. The Hebrew classroom here at the Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center is very different.