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Wednesday, August 21, 2019


From Myanmar to Monterey; CLD gets new director

“We want to make it easier for people to take initiative for their own professional development. If people want to learn and grow in their career, and if they want to contribute in greater ways to DLI, that should be encouraged,” she said. 



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Tuesday, May 6, 2014

DLIFLC students compete in 39th Annual Mandarin Speech Contest

SAN FRANCISCO — Service members studying Mandarin Chinese at the Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center, Presidio of Monterey, made the trek north to test their skills and compete for honors at the 39th Annual Mandarin Speech Contest in San Francisco April 26. The day-long competition, the largest of its kind in the United States, is sponsored by the Chinese Language Teachers Association of California, or CLTAC, and was held this year at the Lowell High School auditorium. The purpose of the speech contest is to foster good language skills in Mandarin. The CLTAC, established in 1962, is a nonpolitical, nonprofit educational and professional organization that seeks to promote the study, teaching and research of the Chinese language and culture […]


Friday, April 18, 2014

Col. Danial Pick, DLIFLC Commandant, retires

Col. Danial D. Pick, the Commandant of the Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center, has retired from the military after 29 years of service in the Army in a ceremony held on Soldier Field at the Presidio of Monterey April 18. Pick is retiring after an illustrious career where he served as a military intelligence officer at various unit levels to include command. He became a Middle East Foreign Area Officer in 1996 and served multiple tours in the region. A graduate of the DLIFLC Basic Arabic course, he speaks Arabic, Persian-Farsi, Persian-Dari and Assyrian. He served as the director of the Army’s Foreign Area Officer program at the Presidio prior to taking the position of DLIFLC commandant. The incoming […]


Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Korean consul general addresses DLIFLC students

Students of the Korean program at Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center had a rare opportunity to hear directly from a spokesman of the South Korean government in their target language on Jan. 24.


Friday, January 24, 2014

Army Lt. Gen. Mary A. Legere welcomes the Army’s new Soldier-Statesmen

The U.S. Army Deputy Chief of Staff for Intelligence , Lt. Gen. Mary A. Legere, told the newly assigned class of Foreign Area Officers that they are “ambassadors of the U.S. Army at all times,” especially while on assignment abroad during their FAO careers.


Thursday, December 12, 2013

Board of Visitors convene at DLIFLC

Members of the Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center’s (DLIFLC) Board of Visitors (BoV) convened at the Institute Dec. 11 and 12 to examine the Institute’s initiatives on life-long learning that maintains continuity of instruction throughout a linguist’s career and beyond.


Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Russian delegation visits DLIFLC

Russian Federation Maj. Gen. Elena Knyazeva, the deputy chief of Science and Training of the Military University Ministry of Defense, visited the Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center Nov. 21, with a group of Russian military educators who wanted to learn more about how their U.S. counterpart teaches foreign languages.