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Center Initiatives To Promote Language Proficiency

  • Participate in a Defense Language Office study of the various factors comprising aptitude in second language acquisition.
  • Develop a USMA-specific profile of a 'Successful Language Learner."
  • Create a Learning Resource Center for use by USMA faculty and cadets.
  • Develop foreign language proficiency assessment tools that focus on the 0+ to 2+ range on the Defense Language Proficiency Test (DLPT) rating scale.
  • Coordinate evening lectures relevant to language proficiency, intercultural competence, and regional expertise.
  • Research the relationship between language, culture, and regional expertise.
  • Establish an endowment for further language and cultural immersion programs for USMA cadets.

Center Initiatives To Promote Cross-Cultural Competence (3C)

  • Develop cross-cultural competence and regional knowledge assessment instruments for USMA cadets participating in study abroad programs.
  • Provide input to the development of the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command’s Culture Training Strategy.
  • Support the Army Research Institute’s cross-cultural competence project.
  • Develop cross-cultural competence assessment instruments for use with all USMA cadets.
  • Survey cross-cultural competence programs across DoD.
  • Set up and host an annual cross-cultural competence conference at USMA.
  • Research the relationship between language, culture, and regional expertise.
  • Establish an endowment for further language and cultural immersion programs for USMA cadets.

Center Initiatives To Promote Regional Expertise

  • Develop cross-cultural competence and regional knowledge assessment instruments for USMA cadets participating in study abroad programs. 
  • Provide input to the development of the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command’s Culture Training Strategy 
  • Support the Army Research Institute’s cross-cultural competence project. 
  • Research the relationship between language, culture, and regional expertise. 
  • Establish funding/endowment possibilities for further language and cultural immersion programs for USMA cadets.