New Dari Classes Launched
The Defense Critical Language & Culture Program is proud to announce that it has launched a new advanced Dari class this month. The class, which will be a future a two week iso-immersion in February, is geared to get students speaking at the 2+/2+ level.
In conjunction with the Arabic Studies Program here at The University of Montana, the Defense Critical Language & Culture Program successfully ran its ARAB 291: Conversational Arabic winter session course. This course, utilizing the Vidyo telecommunicating software, successfully allowed students from all across America to participate. The course, which was taught by our own in-house Arabic instructors, was part of the ROTC’s Project GO initiative.
Three More Courses Launch
We are excited to report that we have launched three new classes which include an Arabic, Dari and Korean class. All these classes are taught using VTC. Using the VTC technology, our talented instructors have the ability to teach their lessons and communicate with students by a simultaneous two-way video and audio transmission that goes from our classrooms in Missoula, MT to our students.
Dari Iso-Immersion Underway/Dari Students Graduating
The Defense Critical Language & Culture Program is proud to announce that the Elementary/Intermediate Dari class, following their Iso-Immersion Monday, November 12 through Friday, November 16, will be graduating from our program and gearing up for deployment. The students did a phenomenal job learning the very difficult Dari language.
DCLCP Receives Course Approval for ARAB 291
Partnering with the Arabic Studies Program, the Defense Critical Language & Culture Program received course credit approval for its ARAB 291 Conversational Arabic winter session course. This course, which will be taught over via an online platform, will give ROTC cadets at the Novice-Mid proficiency level an opportunity to practice the Arabic language and learn more about the cultures of its native speakers level.
Missoulian Reports DCLCP Flourishing
The Defense Critical Language & Culture Program’s success made the front page of Missoula’s local newspaper on October 15. As one of five critical language programs funded by the Department of Defense, it has immerged as one of the top programs of its kind.
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Arabic Iso-Immersion Scheduled
Our Arabic students and instructors are preparing for our programs first Arabic Iso-Immerson, which is scheduled for the last week in October. The Iso-Immersion, which will be housed at the Lubrecht Experimental Forest, is as an opportunity to fully immerse our students with the Arabic language and cultures prior to their deployment oversees.
Six Month Pashto Course Underway
The Defense Critical Language & Cultural Program is excited to report that another six month intensive Pashto course is underway. The troops have arrived in Missoula and are excited to learn the cultures and language of Afghanistan. This course is designed to get its students to an intermediate proficiency, a 1/1.
Practical Pashto iPad App Available
The Defense Critical Language & Culture Program is proud to announce that is has successfully launched Practical Pashto, its first application designed specifically for the iPad. Practical Pashto marks the third application that DCLCP has produced for the Apple Store.
Korean Program Launching Soon
The Defense Critical Language Program (DCLCP) is gearing up to launch its Korean program. Right now, DCLCP is looking at October 1 as a potential start date. More details coming soon!
DCLCP Launches Another Iso-Immersion
The Defense Critical Language & Culture Program (DCLCP) is proud to announce that it completed another successful Iso-Immersion in the month of August. The Iso-Immersion is a week-long event that gears our troops for deployment to critical regions by immersing them in the language and culture, in this case Afghanistan, prior to their deployment.
Iso-Immersion Gears Troops for Deployment
Six recent graduates from the DCLP’s Pashto course attended an Iso-Immersion up at Lubrecht Experimental Forest. Our Iso-Immersion better prepares our graduates by giving them an opportunity to be completely immersed with the target language (Pashto) and culture of Afghanistan.
Connecting to Okinawa
The Defense Critical Language and Culture Program, using technology from VisionNet, successfully connected with troops and students in Okinawa, Japan via video conferencing. This milestone opens the doors for our skilled instructors to have their students learn anywhere that this technology is available.
DCLCP Graduates another Class
The Defense Critical Language and Culture Program just had twelve more students from the United States Army Reserves graduate Elementary Dari. Congratulations, graduates!
DCLCP Launches Two New Apps Now Available at iTunes
The Defense Critical Language and Culture Program just launched two of their brand new apps for the iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad, Afghan Villager and Afghan Army Solider. Both are now available on iTunes.
Afghan Women: A Guide to Understanding an Afghan Woman's Role in Her Society
Our Afghan Women books have just arrived. We've provided a download of the first few chapters in the book in our Educational Materials section.