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Navy's Center for Language Regional Expertise and Culture Office  (CLREC) provides Language, Regional Expertise, and Cultural Awareness (LREC) training for all Sailors through a variety of online, resident, and specifically tailored programs.  CLREC, a Directorate of the Center for Information Dominance in Pensacola, FL develops practical, Navy-wide, cross-cultural skills to enhance relationships with emerging partners.  It also provides training for operations worldwide, and offers tailored resources for Flag Officers and senior leaders deploying overseas, as well as online and computer-based materials for all Sailors.

CLREC resources can be accessed through its portal on Navy Knowledge Online (NKO account required)

CLREC Language Learning Links

CLREC Sustainment and Enhancement Links

Navy Foreign Language Testing Program

A DLAB and/or DLPT can be scheduled to be taken using the contact information provided in the following link. If you are stationed in an area without a Navy Testing Site, testing can be performed at education offices at Joint, Army, Air Force, or Marine bases/facilities.

Navy Testing Sites 

If you are stationed in remote areas without access to a DoD testing facility, contact to schedule an over-the-phone Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI).

The Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center (DLIFLC) offers a wide variety of language training and Products:

Defense Language Institute Products       

Broadband Language System (BLTS) is a new distance learning program dedicated to deliver real-time foreign language training to non-resident DoD linguist via broadband technologies.  Training is intended to offer post-basic learners a refresher to sustain or enhance their proficiency skills with a goal to reach level 3 or higher.  The program is sponsored by the Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center (DLIFLC)

DLIFLC shopping cart for language products:  Military and DoD civilians can order CDs and videos, or download materials free of cost by going to  (site is CAC enabled)

Joint Language University  Includes DoD and DLI basic material and commercial language software for all levels of learners (note: .mil, .gov & DoD account users only*) 


Intelink FLPO Language and Cultural Training  (Intelink account required)


 Additional Resources  

Language Resources


Culture Resources

(has online and IPOD version, account required)

Air Force Culture and Language  
(no account required)

(all learning levels available, no account required)


USMC Regional Culture and Language
Familiarization Program

(CAC enabled)

(provides free mobile apps, account required)


DoD Cross Cultural
Competence Portal 
(account required for courses)

Language Survival Kits
(no account required)


DEOMI Cultural Competency
Web Resources 
(no account required)

AF ISR Agency Language Portal 
(.gov  and .mil users only)


Cultural Knowledge Consortium
(no account required)



Library of Congress Country Studies                  
(no account required)



NKO World Cultural Information  
(NKO account required)


Defense Knowledge Online
(DKO account required) 




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