A department of defense initiative


California State University, Long Beach

LTC Description:

For the past eight years, the California State University, Long Beach (CSULB) Language Training Center (LTC) program has offered residential and online language courses for experienced military linguists from all services and components. The CSULB LTC offers a Pathway program by providing online sustainment courses prior to its 150-hour intensive courses.

The CSULB LTC program offers four 16-week hybrid (online) language mentor courses in Modern Standard Arabic, Spanish, French, Russian and Chinese Mandarin. Faculty and students coordinate one hour of synchronous instruction using a web-conferencing interfaces such as Zoom or Skype. 

CSULB currently hosts three 16-day (150-hour) residential intensive language courses in French, Modern Standard Arabic, and Russian. Each of these courses follows its online hybrid course from fall to winter or spring to summer. The schedule includes 15 ten-hour instructional days with one day off near the middle of the course for personal time. Students are required to take the DLPT on the last two days of the intensive courses.

Courses Offered:

Languages/Other Course Type Course Pre-requisites Location
Arabic (Modern Standard Arabic) Online ILR 0+ to 3+ Online
Arabic (Modern Standard Arabic) Classroom ILR 2 to 3+ Joint Forces Training Base, Los Alamitos, CA
French Online ILR 0+ to 3+ Online
French Classroom ILR 2 to 3+ California State University, Long Beach Campus
Russian Online ILR 0+ to 3+ Online
Russian Classroom ILR 2 to 3+ Joint Forces Training Base, Los Alamitos, CA
Spanish Online ILR 0+ to 3+ Online
Spanish ILR 2 to 3+ California Stae University, Long Beach Campus
Chinese (Mandarin) ILR 0+ to 3+ Online
For specific information on this year’s course dates and how to enroll in a course, please visit California State University, Long Beach ’s website by clicking on the link below.

“After not using (language) for 3 years, I came back to a 2/2 level.”

“Best (language) instructor I have had in my 3 years of studying (language).”

“Also impressive for the assistant to come to the course every day during part of his summer. He was a tremendous asset for learning the target language.”

“I’ve grown in contextual understanding of the language. I now can take from the rest of a passage and determine the meaning of words that I didn’t know prior to reading/listening to that particular passage.”

“The roundtable discussions and movies we watched helped to show the cultural nuances of the language.”

“I think I surpassed here even the level I had when I left (country name).”

“The course should remain a summer intensive, immersive experience. The format is why I chose this course, which was excellent.”

“Getting time to step away from daily life in order to focus on (language) was essential to my success as well.”

“Another great course. With (professors name) help, I was able to score a 3/3 for the first time.”

“This course was exactly what I needed… This class raised my last DLPT (5 years ago) from 1 to a 2. I think I could have easily gotten a 2+ with a few more days.”

“Compared to where I was when it started, it was a big improvement. I believe my language is back to where I was when I graduated from DLI, or close to it.”

“(Professor’s name) is a great instructor – he knows what the students need and he is flexible enough to adapt to our learning needs.”

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