[lg policy] California Military Center Teaches Language, Cultural Skills

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Mon Jun 22 21:01:44 UTC 2009

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Voice of America

California Military Center Teaches Language, Cultural Skills

One of the world's leading language schools is located in the
California city of Monterey. Since 1941, the Defense Language
Institute has taught linguistic skills to members of the U.S.

This army base, the Presidio of Monterey, is a crossroads of world
cultures. More than 3,000 students from all military branches struggle
to master one of two dozen languages.

They use the latest technology, from interactive computers to iPods,
but instructors say there are no short cuts. Language learners are in
the classroom seven hours a day, with lots of added homework, says one
former student of Arabic and Pashto.

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