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    DLIFLCDLIFLCDLIFLCDLIFLC

    UNICODE Conference

    March 2006

    Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center

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    DLIFLCDLIFLCDLIFLCDLIFLCPresidents National Security

    Language Initiative(5 Jan 2006)

    Three Goals: Expand the number of Americans mastering critical

    need languages and start at a younger age Increase the number of advanced-level speakers of

    foreign languages Increase the number of foreign language teachers

    and the resources for them

    $114M in FY07

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    DLIFLCDLIFLCDLIFLCDLIFLCDefense Language Transformation

    Roadmap Create foundational language and Regional

    Area Expertise Create the capacity to surge Establish a cadre of language specialists

    possessing a level 3/3/3 ability (reading/listening/speaking).

    Establish a process to track the accession, separation and promotion rates of language professionals and Foreign Area Officers (FAOs).

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    DLIFLCDLIFLCDLIFLCDLIFLCDLIFLC Mission

    DLIFLC educates, trains, evaluates, sustains and supports military linguists worldwide in order to support the Defense Foreign Language Program and warfighters deployed and at home station.

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    DLIFLCDLIFLCDLIFLCDLIFLC Foreign Language Education and Training

    Average of 23 Basic, Advanced, and Specialized languages at the POM (@ 3800 Students)

    Average of 55 contracted languages through DLI office in Washington, D.C. (@ 250 Students)

    Foreign Language Sustainment and Support Refresher/Enhancement training via Distance Education, Video Teletraining Assistance to Command Language Programs for units with linguists Mobile Training Teams, VTC links, electronic and written materials Language Teaching Detachments (currently 10 locations) Support to warfighters through survival language training, language survival

    kits and familiarization CDs

    Foreign Language Assessment and Testing Develop and control Defense Language Proficiency Tests for DoD Defense Language Aptitude Battery for prospective language students DoDs advisor on foreign language programs

    DLI Mission Essential Tasks

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    DLIFLCDLIFLCDLIFLCDLIFLC Foreign Language Research and Evaluation, Curriculum

    Development, Language Technology Improve teaching techniques for resident courses and distance

    education Keep training materials current with constantly changing languages

    (avg college text contains 90 hrs. of material cat IV languages have 2240 hrs. instruction)

    Oversee standardization, testing, research and development, and evaluation of all foreign language training, education and related services within DoD (excluding specialized language training program of Defense Agencies designed for internal use or special missions for which the Agency maintain operational responsibility including Service Academies) (DoDD 5160.41E)

    Cooperation with DARPASequoia project for machine-aided translation

    DLI Mission Essential Tasks

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    DLIFLCDLIFLCDLIFLCDLIFLCBasic CourseLanguage FY06 Student Load Class Days Program

    Presidio* Faculty** In Course Duration***Category IV LanguagesCategory IV Languages

    ArabicArabic 11651165 272272 315 (63 weeks)315 (63 weeks) 18 months18 monthsKoreanKorean 833833 216216 315 (63 weeks) 315 (63 weeks) 18 months18 monthsChineseChinese 558558 126126 315 (63 weeks) 315 (63 weeks) 18 months18 monthsJapaneseJapanese 3535 1010 315 (63 weeks) 315 (63 weeks) 18 months18 months

    2591 (71%) 6242591 (71%) 624Category III LanguagesCategory III Languages

    DariDari 8787 2424 235 (47 weeks)235 (47 weeks) 13 months13 monthsPashtoPashto 134134 34 34 235 (47 weeks) 235 (47 weeks) 13 months13 monthsPersian FarsiPersian Farsi 248248 6868 235 (47 weeks) 235 (47 weeks) 13 months13 monthsRussianRussian 144144 5858 235 (47 weeks) 235 (47 weeks) 13 months13 monthsUzbek, Hindi, Urdu, etc.Uzbek, Hindi, Urdu, etc. 211211 9494 235 (47 weeks) 235 (47 weeks) 13 months13 months

    824 (23%) 278824 (23%) 278Category II LanguagesCategory II Languages

    GermanGerman 2727 88 170 (34 weeks)170 (34 weeks) 10 months10 months27 (1%)27 (1%) 88

    Category I LanguagesCategory I LanguagesSpanish, French,Spanish, French,Italian, PortugueseItalian, Portuguese 196196 5656 130 (26 weeks)130 (26 weeks) 7 months7 months

    196 (5%) 196 (5%) 5656Totals Totals 3638 966**3638 966**

    * Student Load Programmed for FY06 -- Basic Courses only** Faculty at Presidio of Monterey teaching Basic Courses

    *** Average time at Presidio, including in/out processing and non-language training

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    Student Load by DifficultyResident Courses at Presidio of Monterey

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    DLIFLCDLIFLCDLIFLCDLIFLCDLIFLC Responds to

    Operational Requirements FY85-FY10

    Cat IVArabic, ChineseKorean

    Cat IIIRussianFarsiSerb-CroCat I & IIGerman SpanishFrench

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    Language Shifts in a Changing World

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    Russian1261 in FY89 to 153 in FY06

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    Failed Soviet Coup Aug 91

    1093

    9/11

    Arabic290 in FY88 to 1093 in FY06

    290

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    DLIFLCDLIFLCDLIFLCDLIFLCFuture DLIFLC Resourcing

    FY06 and Beyond

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    Congressional Adds

    PBD 753 w/o MCA(PB0607)PBD 701 (PB0607)

    PBD 738 (PB05)

    PBD 707 (PB05)

    DUSD (P&R)

    GWOT

    OMA & RDTE

    ($s in Millions)

    Expected from HR 2863: FY06 DoD Appropriations(Congressional Adjustments)

    + GLOSS $1.68M+ Online Diagnostic Assessment $1.0M+ DLI-Lang Lab Acquisition $2.125M+ SCOLA $2.1M+ Automated DLAB & Research $1.0M- 1% Cut across all O&M programs TBD

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    DLIFLCDLIFLCDLIFLCDLIFLCProficiency Enhancement Program

    (PEP) Goal to enhance DLIFLC to achieve higher language proficiency to

    include reducing student to instructor ratio, increasing the number of classrooms, creating improved expanded curricula, and expanding overseas immersion training

    Reduce student class size from ten to six per section Increase DLAB score entry requirements by ten points Enhance curricula Retool faculty through intense training development program Graduate students at L2+/R2+/S2 level Provide follow-on training to achieve L3/R3

    JROC reviewed program to increase language proficiency by leveraging native and training initiatives to include sending people abroad

    DepSecDef approved JROCs proposal and released $362M (includes $80M for new classroom buildings)

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    DLIFLCDLIFLCDLIFLCDLIFLC

    L2+/R2+/S2L2/R2/S1+ L3/R3/S3

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    1989: GOSC Increased admission standards

    1992: Team Teaching FOC

    1994: Longer Courses FOC 1997: Faculty Pay System

    DLIFLC DLPT Basic Course Results

    2371 2692 2546 2464 2011 1900 1623 1625 1744 2076 1911 1947 1900 20551671 18223210 2446 2545 2928 1874GRADS

    PEP Graduation Goal is L2+ / R2+ / S2

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    DLIFLCDLIFLCDLIFLCDLIFLC Smaller class sizes

    Teacher to Student ratio: 2:6 No place to hide

    Intensive faculty development 100% reading, listening, speaking assessment Technology Enhanced

    SmartBoards in every classroom Laptops, moving to Tablet PCs iPods Podcasting, webcasting, web-served enhancement and

    update materials Six to Seven hours days, study halls, homework Goal: Now L2/R2/S1+; Coming L2+/R2+/S2

    The Way Ahead for DLIFLC

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    DLIFLCDLIFLCDLIFLCDLIFLCKeys to Language Learning

    Curiosity, ability to mimic, enthusiasm Good texts, audio and video, good

    software A tutor, mentor or plain persistence Willingness to work-around Learn key phrases Kids books, comics, movies, TV,

    newspapers, Internet radio, shortwave Foreign restaurants, talk with foreigners

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    DLIFLCDLIFLCDLIFLCDLIFLCThe New Textbook

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    DLIFLCDLIFLCDLIFLCDLIFLCImmersions

    Basic Course Iso-immersion Short-term domestic training events imbedded in

    curriculum Semester I 1 day Semester II 3 days Semester III 5 days

    In-country Immersion Pilot concept in FY06 Russia, China, S. Korea, Egypt, France, Panama Limited number of students Evaluate feasibility of incorporating into the

    program of instruction

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