San Diego State University (SDSU) delivers novice (ILR 0+) to superior (ILR 3) language and culture training for active duty military, ROTC students, linguists, and reserve personnel to respond to the cross-service needs for demonstrable proficiency in world languages and cultures. From 1990 to 2014, LARC was one of 15 Department of Education Language Resource Centers nationwide to research and develop world language assessments, curricula, and materials at a variety of proficiency levels via contemporary and emerging technologies.
SDSU’s LTC enhances partners’ mission readiness in linguistic and transcultural competency and is able to deliver classes in languages that are not routinely taught in higher education because SDSU is also home to the Language Acquisition Resource Center (LARC).
SDSU provides language refresher courses, conversion or acquisition training, traditional training, and other flexible training options to 1st Marine Expeditionary Force, the Defense Language Institute (DLI), and the 706th Military Intelligence Group.
SDSU adapts and tailors its approach to the specified learning outcomes of the sending unit and the students’ learning styles. SDSU LTC faculty provide immersive, performance-based instruction, focusing on linguistic task, learner profile, and knowledge of American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages and Interagency Language Roundtable proficiency guidelines.