• PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. - Language Day brought over 3,000 visitors to the Presidio of Monterey May 14. The annual event showcases the various cultural displays and performing arts that are taught at the Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center.

    Language Day brings students, community to Presidio

    PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. - Language Day brought over 3,000 visitors to the Presidio of Monterey May 14. The annual event showcases the various cultural displays and performing arts that are taught at the Defense Language Institute Foreign Language...

  • PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. - Calligraphy is a featured attraction for visitors of the Presidio. DLIFLC students and faculty received a chance to have their names written in various languages, in this case Korean, and to have their Language Day passports signed May 14.

    Language Day brings students, community to Presidio

    PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. - Calligraphy is a featured attraction for visitors of the Presidio. DLIFLC students and faculty received a chance to have their names written in various languages, in this case Korean, and to have their Language Day...

  • PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. - Visitors to the Presidio were given the chance to use equipment such as the interactive smartboards that are used to teach DLIFLC students their target language during Language Day May 14.

    Language Day brings students, community to Presidio

    PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. - Visitors to the Presidio were given the chance to use equipment such as the interactive smartboards that are used to teach DLIFLC students their target language during Language Day May 14.

  • PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. - DLIFLC Commandant Col. Danial Pick addresses the audience during Language Day May 14. Pick recently assumed command of DLIFLC.

    Language Day brings students, community to Presidio

    PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. - DLIFLC Commandant Col. Danial Pick addresses the audience during Language Day May 14. Pick recently assumed command of DLIFLC.

  • PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. - Language Day features the diverse cultures that are taught within the walls of the Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center. Performances such as the Korean fan dance highlight the different performing arts that DLI faculty and students have a chance to learn while here.

    Language Day brings students, community to Presidio

    PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. - Language Day features the diverse cultures that are taught within the walls of the Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center. Performances such as the Korean fan dance highlight the different performing arts that...

  • PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. - Audience members participated in a Chinese traditional folk dance after DLI's Chinese school faculty and students finished their performance.

    Language Day brings students, community to Presidio

    PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. - Audience members participated in a Chinese traditional folk dance after DLI's Chinese school faculty and students finished their performance.

  • PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif - DLI Chinese school members perform a traditional folk dance for students attending Language Day May 14. Language Day is an event that shows the various cultures and languages that are taught on the prestigious institute situated on the Presidio of Monterey.

    Language Day brings students, community to Presidio

    PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif - DLI Chinese school members perform a traditional folk dance for students attending Language Day May 14. Language Day is an event that shows the various cultures and languages that are taught on the prestigious institute...

  • PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. - The DLI Chinese School team performs a traditional folk dance for California students attending Language Day May 14.

    Language Day brings students, community to Presidio

    PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. - The DLI Chinese School team performs a traditional folk dance for California students attending Language Day May 14.

  • PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. - The Presidio of Monterey was the stage for this year's Language Day event May 14. Over 3,000 students from all over California attended the Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center's annual cultural

    Language Day brings students, community to Presidio

    PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. - The Presidio of Monterey was the stage for this year's Language Day event May 14. Over 3,000 students from all over California attended the Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center's annual cultural

PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. - An estimated 3,500 visitors joined with faculty, staff and students of the Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center to celebrate Language Day on May 14.

The annual event has become a DLIFLC tradition -- a day set aside to provide a glimpse of the cultures represented by DLIFLCAca,!a,,cs 1,800 instructors who train Department of Defense personnel in foreign languages and cultures.

Language Day visitors were entertained by international music and dance performances by DLIFLC students who rehearsed for weeks under the tutelage of their instructors. Many students dressed for the occasion by wearing indigenous costume. Visitors were also invited into classrooms for teaching demonstrations. Displays and contests added to the entertainment, while food vendors served up a luncheon of international cuisine.

By far, the largest segment of visitors was high-school and middle-school students who were brought by bus. They came from California communities from as far north as Fremont and as far south as Bakersfield.

The Presidio of Monterey has long been the home of DLIFLC. Almost all of its 3,000 students are military service members. Basic instruction in 24 languages is offered in courses that range in length from 25 to 63 weeks.

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