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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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Thursday, October 18, 2012

Homework Korean Style

MONTEREY, Calif. – Students from the Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center in Monterey, California made a big splash at the Korean annual video contest at their school on Oct. 4. They created their own version of “Oppan Gangnam Style” in Korean – about student life at DLIFLC, complete with students and Korean instructors dancing to the tunes of PSY’s video which has gone viral. The video, called Homework Korean Style, was produced and edited by Air Force Maj. Marcos Baca, while the performers in the video are Baca’s classmates, instructors and even the school dean. While it was initially planned as a depiction of how difficult life is as a Korean language student at the Institute, the work eventually […]


Thursday, October 4, 2012

DLI Foundation visits Institute

MONTEREY, Calif – Members of the board of directors of the newly-founded non-profit DLI Foundation visited the campus for the first time on Sept. 25, taking the opportunity to observe foreign language students in class and learn about the new technology used across the institute. Founded in 2011, the DLI Foundation aims to create programs and services in support of the Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center and its training mission by promoting foreign language education for industry, government, and public education. “As a DLI graduate myself, I know how profoundly this School contributed to the path I eventually took in life. An important goal of the Foundation is to enhance awareness among Americans of the need for foreign language […]


Friday, September 21, 2012

Russian linguists support naval exercise

MONTEREY, Calif. – U.S. military Russian linguists who work for the Defense Threat Reduction Agency are known throughout the entire Department of Defense as the best interpreters in DoD. “We’ve had that reputation for quite some time and we’ve worked hard making sure that we maintain that reputation,” shared Tech Sgt. Gennadiy Treyger. Treyger, and three other graduates of the DTRA – Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center’s Russian program, interpreted between Russian and U.S. service members during RIMPAC (Rim of the Pacific) 2012, the largest international maritime warfare exercise. This was Russia’s first time participating in the five-week biennial event and they sent two support ships and a destroyer, the Russian Federation Ship Panteleyev. The exercise took place in […]


Thursday, September 20, 2012

DLIFLC student recognized with Silver Star

MONTEREY, Calif- Air Force Maj. Joshua M. Hallada, currently a student at the Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center, was recognized with the Silver Star for his bravery in flying a helicopter rescue mission April 23, 2011, in Afghanistan. Hallada was honored for a second time Aug. 29 at DLIFLC, in front of the 547th Training Group, composed of young Airmen and fellow language students. DLIFLC Assistant Commandant, Col. Laura Ryan, introduced Hallada not only as a remarkable individual for his bravery, but as one who would not take credit for his own actions without the recognition of his team members who were equally responsible for the rescue mission’s success. On that day in April, Hallada was the flight lead […]


Friday, September 7, 2012

DLIFLC students participate in new Moroccan immersion

MONTEREY, Calif. – Beginning in March of this year, students studying Modern Standard Arabic at the Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center were given the opportunity to spend four weeks in Morocco, DLIFLC’s newest immersion destination. One of the first classes to go was a group of three Marines and five Soldiers who spent their time living with host families and attending a language institute during the month of June in the capital, Rabat. “It was immensely beneficial, because it was kind of a gut check … Even if you went home there really wasn’t any escape from using the language,” recalled Spc. John Dixon, one of the students who participated in the immersion, when asked about living with a […]


Friday, September 7, 2012

Three military legislative assistants visit DLIFLC

MONTEREY, Calif. – Three Military Legislative Assistants from Washington D.C. visited the Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center Aug. 28, in an effort to find out more about the Institute’s foreign language mission. “The group was impressed with the students’ abilities during the classroom observation and were very pleased with DLI’s online (language) offerings,” said DLIFLC Commandant Col. Danial D. Pick, who hosted Will Goodman representing Sen. Patrick Leahy, Adam Goodwin, from Sen. Pat Murray’s office, and Ms. Michelle Lenihan, representing Sen. Dick Durbin. Visitors received a command briefing, observed a Persian-Farsi classroom in action, and watched distance learning and online product demonstrations. The MLAs also had an opportunity to eat lunch with students from each of the services and […]