Special Report: Defense Language Institute 

 

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DLI classroom

8/1/2010

Building up foreign language proficiency

The Defense Language Institute underwent a change in 2005 to increase language efficiency for students.

8/1/2010

Training focuses on dialects

Arabic is spoken throughout the world but, like English, there are variations of the language from region to region.
AFPAK soldier graduates

8/1/2010

New programs prepare troops, civilians for language and culture found in Afghanistan, Pakistan

The Pentagon has established two programs to help service members get a better grasp of language and culture in Afghanistan and Pakistan before deploying to the region.
Russian language students

8/1/2010

Cultural impact

A few years ago, the Defense Language Institute added the term “culturally-based” to its mission and vision statements, not so much to reflect a change but to correct a perception that DLI didn’t teach culture in its foreign language training.

Baryalai ‘Barry’ Arsala

8/1/2010

Afghanistan native’s journey leads him to DLI as a Dari instructor

Baryalai “Barry” Arsala had a circuitous journey before he ended up at the Presidio of Monterey, Calif., as a Dari instructor at the Defense Language Institute.