Faculty & Staff Life
The DLIFLC has more than 2,000 international faculty members, of which 98% are native speakers of the languages they teach. More than 40% of our instructors hold an M.A. degree, while 16% have a Ph.D. The DLIFLC faculty represents a wide variety of accomplishments and experience. There are a number of musicians, authors, artists, and educators; some were formerly government or military officials in their native lands.
In addition to the civilian workforce, several hundred military personnel participate in or provide support for the DLIFLC's academic activities. The military permanent party personnel assigned to the DLIFLC represent the four branches of the U.S. Armed Services.
The DLIFLC is a year round school. That means that we constantly graduate new linguists, and get our new students almost every week. That places special requirements on all of our staff and faculty.
Academic freedom at DLIFLC is based on two complementary but slightly divergent concepts of
The skills and expertise of the faculty and staff are accessible beyond the confines of the DLIFLC's academic programs. Limited translation and interpretation support is provided to affiliates of the DoD and national-level agencies on a space-available basis. Requests are prioritized on a case-by-case basis according to urgency of need and the DLIFLC's ability to honor the request.
The DLIFLC's Public Affairs Office also maintains a speaker's bureau as a function of its community relations program. This service assists local organizations in drawing on the wealth of specialized experience that exists in the DLIFLC community.
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