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Language Training Centers - A Department of Defense Initiative

A department of defense initiative

The Language Training Center (LTC) Program provides language and culture training for Department of Defense (DoD) personnel.  

LTCs leverage existing university and college language and culture programs to meet the needs of DoD organizations and units. The Institute of International Education administers the Language Training Centers program on behalf of the Defense Language and National Security Education Office.

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RAND LTC Study Released

The Defense Language and National Security Education Office (DLNSEO) engaged the RAND Corporation to examine the LTC Program, to ensure the LTC program is meeting its goals and to assist the Department of Defense (DoD) in future planning regarding the program. To complete the study, RAND conducted site visits to each of the nine centers, conducted interviews, and analyzed program data.  RAND researchers' findings were that the LTC Program is meeting the vast majority of the requirements of its authorizing legislation, including building skills in language and area studies, providing language training in critical and strategic languages for operational readiness, and using alternative language training delivery systems to provide training to a wide variety of DoD partners.

To read the full report, click here.