[lg policy] US: New Military Language Learning Program

Harold Schiffman hfsclpp at GMAIL.COM
Wed Aug 31 21:51:27 UTC 2011

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US Department of Defense

‘Dot-edu’ Migration Promotes Language Training

A pilot program that gives students at the Defense Language Institute
Foreign Language Center unprecedented access to language training
resources is proving so successful that it’s being expanded throughout
the school.

The pilot, launched Feb. 1, enables 200 students studying Dari -- a
dialect spoken in Afghanistan -- to tap into materials and
capabilities offered through the educational, or “dot-edu”, network,
said Jonathan Russell, the language center’s chief technology officer.

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