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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, 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 […]


Thursday, September 6, 2012

Pashto linguist deploys with cultural team

MONTEREY, Calif. – After a 15-month deployment to Afghanistan from 2008 to 2009, Sgt. Janiece Marquez decided she not only wanted to return for a second tour, she wanted to experience the country in an entirely different way. Marquez reenlisted so she could attend the Basic Pashto Course at the Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center. After graduating in 2010, she proceeded to compete for a slot in a cultural unit deploying to Afghanistan. “I do think that our team was one of the most successful because of our language capability and our size,” said Marquez, who was the only Soldier well-versed in Pashto. These abilities allowed her and her partner to split up during missions and build relations separate […]