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Defense Language Institute English Language Center
Five international dignitaries added to DLIELC Wall of Fame
May 9, 2022
— The names of five dignitaries were added to the International Wall of Fame in a ceremony at the Defense Language Institute English Language Center at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland April 29...
Why Afghan refugees met 37th Training Wing instructors
April 6, 2022
— The wind whipped sand across her face and a generator hummed in the background as Davina Farrell stepped off the plane. It was October 2021, and Farrell, an English as a Second Language/English as a Foreign Language instructor, and seven of her colleagues, had a mission...
DLIELC holds Democratic Republic of Congo promotion ceremony
December 3, 2021
— In a unique and unprecedented ceremony, five military members from the Democratic Republic of Congo were promoted Nov. 2 at the Defense Language Institute English Language Center at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland...
Defense Language Institute English Language Center recognizes National Hispanic Heritage Month
September 17, 2021
— National Hispanic Heritage Month is celebrated from Sept. 15 to Oct. 15. This month in the United States recognizes the contributions and influence of Hispanic Americans to the history, culture, and achievements of the United States...
DLIELC welcomes alumnus Hungarian Air Chief
August 2, 2021
— Historically, the Defense Language Institute English Language Center at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland hosts about 100 international visits every year. These visits welcome high-ranking individuals from all over the world, all in support of the Department of Defense’s mission and security cooperation goals...
DLIELC mobile training team support to Southeast Asia moves forward
May 26, 2021
— The Defense Language Institute English Language Center re-engaged its support of the Indo-Pacific strategy in early April 2021 by deploying Mobile Training Teams to the Vietnam Ministry of National Defense Center for Student Management and Advanced Officer Training (Unit 871) in Hanoi, and the Royal Thai Military Academies and Language Institutes in Bangkok, Thailand...
DLIELC state-of-the-art labs give international students authentic experience
March 16, 2021
— Three Chadian Air Force personnel are the first Defense Language Institute English Language Center students to take advantage of the newest curriculum at DLIELC. This curriculum, pairing the latest virtual reality and artificial intelligence technology, aims to familiarize international students with English communications during aviation scenarios...
Lieutenants at DLIELC first women in Chadian air force to become pilots
December 29, 2020
— A journey begins with a single step, but for two lieutenants from the Republic of Chad air force, that first step was more than 7,100 miles from home...
DLIELC unveils new Aviation Language Training Center
November 9, 2020
— The Defense Language Institute English Language Center at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland held a dedication and ribbon cutting ceremony for the new DLI Aviation Language Training Center which houses the Watkins Aviation Language Preparation Room and Sirois Aviation Simulation Lab...
DLIELC resumes mobile training teams after COVID-19 pause
October 13, 2020
— On March 19, the Department of State advised U.S. citizens to avoid all international travel due to the global impact of COVID-19. In response to the global health advisory, the closing of international borders and the cancellations of international flights, Defense Language Institute English Language Center personnel on outside contiguous United States mobile training teams, or MTTs, repatriated...
DLIELC pilots virtual training team program with Puerto Rico
August 4, 2020
— To continue partner nation support across combatant commands and execute the global security cooperation mission amidst a global pandemic, the Defense Language Institute English Language Center piloted a one-week virtual training team program with Puerto Rico July 2020...
Air Force’s inaugural ECHO Flight Airmen share their experiences
June 26, 2020
— Ten Airmen were part of the Defense Language Institute English Language Center’s first-ever ECHO Flight beta test, a replica of the U.S. Army ECHO Company program which has been carried out by DLIELC since 1975. ECHO flight’s mission was to provide English-language training and cultural immersion to enable anyone who would like to serve in the Air Force to do so effectively...
DLIELC international students receive generosity, support during COVID-19
June 16, 2020
— When Dan Vega, American Members of International Goodwill to Others, or AMIGO, program manager sent out a notice to all AMIGO sponsors for help with providing masks for international students at the Defense Language Institute English Language Center at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, he received several generous responses to help...
DLIELC hosts first female Lebanese air traffic controller
May 20, 2020
— Airman Maria Abou Daher Maalouf from the Lebanese Air Force is the first female air traffic controller from her country to attend the Defense Language Institute English Language Center at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland for English language training...
Air Force English language beta test advances despite COVID-19
May 18, 2020
— The 37th Training Wing began a beta test in March for an Air Force version of the Defense Language Institute English Language Center Army Echo Company program which has been in existence since 1975...
Language center students, instructors go the distance with distance learning
April 1, 2020
— Despite the changes and preventative measures that are part of COVID-19, students from the 637th Training Group, also known as the Defense Language Institute English Language Center, or DLIELC, have innovated and transferred to a digital learning environment during the past two weeks...
DLIELC increases English language training in Vietnam
March 9, 2020
— 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...