PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. (Army News Service, July 16, 2008) - The Defense Language Institute has launched a new Web site that offers hundreds of "language survival kits" and other materials free of charge to deploying service members.

DLI's Foreign Language Center developed the Language Materials Distribution System Web site and went live July 1. To view the shopping cart, go to:

The Language Survival Kits offered on the Web site are pocket-size booklets with audio CDs, in over 30 languages, ranging in topics from public affairs, cordon and search, to medical terminology.

DLIFLC also offers new Headstart language DVD programs that use cutting-edge technology and computer animation to teach 80-hours of self-paced lessons and are designed to teach survival phrases in Iraqi Arabic, and Afghan Dari and Pashto.

Language materials can be viewed, downloaded, and ordered at under the Products tab. Users must register and receive DLIFLC account approval before placing an order. Some products are not available for download to the general public, officials said.