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LTC Description:

The University of Utah’s (UU) Language Training Center (LTC) Program has access to a wide range of experienced, academically rigorous, and culturally sensitive instructors that appropriately challenge and advance the linguistic skills of the Utah Cryptologic Team linguists.  This cadre of instructors is familiar with the military linguist population and has developed successful curriculum to meet the needs of military students.
The program goals are to maintain and/or advance the linguists’ level of language proficiency.  Proficiency is measured via pre- and post-Oral Proficiency Interview by Computer (OPIc) exams. Instruction is delivered in a combination of face-to-face instruction and online work totaling the 120 hours needed for annual language maintenance at the 2/2 and above level.  An additional research project is an option for those linguists needing to reach the 150 hours threshold.
UU provides for language maintenance classes of 120 hours for the nationally recognized, linguistically advanced Utah Cryptologic Team.


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Arabic, French, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin Chinese, Persian, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish

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Pedagogical Approach:

At UU, a combination of face-to-face and online components provide the minimum 120 hours of annual language instruction required for annual language maintenance at the 2/2 and above level.  The curriculum follows a proficiency-based model using a wide range of authentic materials including social, cultural, political, economic, geographic, scientific, and military themes.  Traditional print and online materials are also incorporated into classes.

For specific information on this year’s course dates and how to enroll in a course, please visit University of Utah’s website by clicking on the link below.

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