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#USArmy McHugh: Language, culture vital for future missions | Article | The United States Army

#USArmy McHugh: Language, culture vital for future missions | Article | The United States Army

MONTEREY, Calif. (May 22, 2012) -- Secretary of the Army John McHugh said that language and culture skills are critical for the successful accomplishment of missions overseas today and in the future, during a visit to the Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center, May 21. "What we have learned over the last ten years, especially in places like Iraq and Afghanistan, that language skills, also accompanied by a cultural level of understanding and skills, are absolutely critical skills to get a mission done," said McHugh. McHugh and his staff spent the morning touring DLIFLC and visited two Persian Farsi classrooms where students demonstrated their speaking skills and use of technology for more rapid foreign language acquisition. Clearly impressed with the variety of technology used in the classroom, from interactive whiteboards to tablet PCs, iPods and iPads, the Sec...

Full article: http://www.army.mil/article/80250/McHugh__Language__cultu...

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