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NEWS | March 9, 2020

DLIELC increases English language training in Vietnam

By Defense Language Institute English Language Center Defense Language Institute English Language Center

The Defense Language Institute English Language Center at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland is supporting the Indo-Pacific Strategy by deploying a Mobile Training Team to the Military Services Academy in Hanoi, Vietnam for the first time.

Instructors will provide English language training to 70 Vietnamese Coast Guard officers. Like other Mobile Training Teams, or MTTs, these language courses will be taught with proprietary DLIELC curriculum and books. 

This is a significant step in the right direction for DLIELC and the Department of Defense. The deployment of the training team highlights US commitment to strengthening partnerships in the region. The first-ever deployment of instructors to Hanoi is intended to expand cooperation with Vietnam; the formal normalization of diplomatic relations between the two countries was restored in 1995. 

DLIELC Instructors are sent overseas under the direction of DLIELC’s 637th International Support Squadron. 

The DLIELC language training aims to prepare VCG personnel to direct unmanned aerial vehicles and Hamilton Class Cutter operations. Eventually, the Office of Defense Cooperation-Hanoi is hoping to centralize bilateral English language training at the Military Services Academy in Hanoi so that the entire country will have a self-sufficient program supported by DLIELC-trained ELT instructors and managers.