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The Intellectual and Leadership Center of the Air Force. Air University: Culture and Language Update. We make a difference…. Col Dave Harwood (USAF-Ret) Dep Dir, AU Culture and Language Ctr. one student at a time. EMBEDDED VIDEO. The Charge:. - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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  • We make a differenceone student at a time The Intellectual and Leadership Center of the Air ForceAir University:Culture and Language UpdateCol Dave Harwood (USAF-Ret)Dep Dir, AU Culture and Language Ctr

  • EMBEDDED VIDEO

    Develop America's Airmen Today ... for TomorrowIntellectual and Leadership Center of the Air ForceIntegrity - Service - Excellence

    The Charge:Beginning next academic year I want to start language and focused regional training for all attending SNCOA, ACSC and AWC. General Moseley, Feb 2006 Objectives: Develop airmen prepared to function effectively, tactically and operationally, in every region of the world and within any culture Develop airmen with focused expertise, able to operate in every major region of the world with cross-cultural competence aided by language Air University Approach: Stand up AU Culture and Language Center (CLC) Develop a coherent, rational plan for culture and language content in AF PME that is sustainable Enhance education and training in cross-cultural competence throughout PME Develop CLC into Air Force Center of Excellence to support requirements for Expeditionary Air Force cross-cultural competence

    Our goal for AU Culture and Languageis effects based operations

  • Goal: Expeditionary Airmen ready to deploy, operate, and communicate with people of other cultures in any region of the worldObjectives:Develop cross-cultural competence to meet contemporary global demandsDevelop language skills to facilitate cross-cultural communication and influenceDevelop specialized regional familiarity to optimize air, space, and cyberspace capabilitiesEffects we want to ProduceAir University is expanding in three areas to support Air Force level goalsAir University is leading the way in cultural and language studies. Every PME school attended will move Airmen closer to the top of the pyramid.

  • Leveraging language for effective operationsSpecific locality informationTools to operate, communicate and influenceCulture and Language Education Learn strategic languages Arabic, Chinese, French, and Spanish

    Identify militarily- relevant local values, events, institutions, personalities

    Recognize and exploit cultural processesThese skills directly impact the continuum of education

  • Enlisted Culture and LanguageEnlisted PME: Practical skills Lets take an in depth look at C&L in Enlisted PME

    Basic cultural awarenessPolitical/Militarycultural awarenessCross-cultural communicationRefresh Cross-CulturalSkills Language Skills, Regional Familiarity, and Cross-Cultural Competence

  • Enlisted Culture and Language initiatives within the Continuum of Education Airman Leadership School (ALS)4-hour class titled Global Diversity, lesson focuses on cultural differences and how they affect our ability to operate globally.

    NCO Academy: 1-hour guided discussion with ties to Terrorism. All students are assigned a regional studies topic and required to brief it.

    Senior NCO Academy:1-hour lecture on Cultural Awareness, followed by 2 hour guided discussion. All students assigned a regional studies topic and required to brief it. SNCOA capstone event is the Combined Ops Exercise with Air and Space Basic-- students use a Language Skill Kit and communicate in a foreign language.

    Chiefs Course: Cultural and language expert provides 1-hour lecture on cross-cultural competence.

    Now Lets take a look at the Officer continuumstarting with our Commissioning Programs

  • Commissioning Programs Culture and LanguagePlanting the seeds for the futureLanguage Skills, Regional Familiarity, and Cross-Cultural Competence2/4 YearsCultural Awareness4 weeksForeign Area StudiesMajor/ Minors offeredAir Force Academy 4 Years Commissioned Officer Training (COT) and Reserve (RCOT)Reserve OfficerTraining Corps(ROTC)Lets take a look at the way forward for commissioning programs 12 Sem hrs Required

    Develop America's Airmen Today ... for TomorrowIntellectual and Leadership Center of the Air ForceIntegrity - Service - Excellence

    Language Initiatives Plan for USAFA, ROTC and OTS

    MID-TERM(by class of 2010)With languageUSAFA940940ROTC1900scholarship/tech60050scholarship/non-tech700600non-scholarship600100OTS5005003340219065%

    LONG-TERM (by class of 2012)With languageUSAFA940940ROTC1900scholarship/tech600300scholarship/non-tech700700non-scholarship600400OTS5005003340284085%

    Develop America's Airmen Today ... for TomorrowIntellectual and Leadership Center of the Air ForceIntegrity - Service - Excellence

    AY07 Language Studies inCommissioning Programs

    Fall 06 Initiative for AFROTC:

    Four year scholarship recipients pursuing non-technical majors must take 12 semester hours in Foreign language before senior year

    All ROTC cadets are required to take the Foreign language self-assessment (FLSA) and Defense Language Aptitude Battery prior to contracting

    FY08 and 09 Foreign Language Express Scholarship Program will include Foreign Area Studiesrequires 21 semester hours/33 quarter hours of language courses as part of degree program

    Number of projected AY07 studentsLets take an in depth look at Air Force Officer PME

  • Officer Culture and LanguageOfficer PME: from Awareness to InfluenceLanguage Skills, Regional Familiarity, and Cross-Cultural CompetenceLets take a more in depth look at C&L in Officer PME

  • Officer Culture and Language Initiatives within the Continuum of Education Air and Space Basic Course Participate in Combined Ops Exercise with Senior NCO Academy students are required to use a Language Skill Kit and communicate in a foreign language.

    Squadron Officer School : Auditorium lecture on Cross-Cultural Competence, followed by briefings from the International Officers in flight rooms.

    Air Command and Staff College Each student is required to sign up for one of 4 languages: Arabic, Chinese, French and Spanish through Rosetta Stone. Students also participate in 5 Culture Awareness Days- taught by international students from the class. Embassy Immersion program: 5 USAF students sent to 5 US Embassies for 5 weeksobjective is to increase AF interagency coordination with expeditionary Air Forces.

    Air War CollegeStudents offered language electives in Arabic, Chinese, French, and Spanish through DLI. All students participate in Regional and Cultural Studies Trips--40 countries.Lets take a look at our language training initiatives

    Develop America's Airmen Today ... for TomorrowIntellectual and Leadership Center of the Air ForceIntegrity - Service - Excellence

    Language web site enrollmentSpanish: 365German: 179Arabic: 167French: 133Chinese: 120Italian: 101Other: 647Total Courses: 1712Students Enrolled: 950*Waiting List: 492Disenrolled: 181 ( infrequent use)

    *Some students learning multiple languages

    SOS Rosetta Stone language training (Distance Learning) Lets take a look at ACSC language training initiatives

    Develop America's Airmen Today ... for TomorrowIntellectual and Leadership Center of the Air ForceIntegrity - Service - Excellence

    ACSC Language Enrollment viaRosetta StoneUS StudentsSpanish:265French:84Arabic: 81Chinese: 59German:3 Hebrew1Japanese1Turkish1Greek1Italian1Russian1Total 498

    International OfficersLanguage training optional (most taking English via Rosetta Stone)All Rosetta Stone languages availableIn addition, all 575 students participate in 5 Cultural Awareness Days throughout the year: Africa, Europe, Middle East, and Latin AmericaACSC is executing the CSAFs vision for an Embassy Immersion Program

    Develop America's Airmen Today ... for TomorrowIntellectual and Leadership Center of the Air ForceIntegrity - Service - Excellence

    Embassy Immersion Program (5X5X5)

    Purpose: Increase AF interagency coordination with in the expeditionary AF

    Structure: 5 USAF students x 5 U.S. embassies x 5 weeksApplicable Regional Study Seminars & Rosetta Stone CourseCountries vetted with ACSC, SAF/IA and DoS

  • Develop America's Airmen Today ... for TomorrowAir University: The Intellectual and Leadership Center of the Air ForceIntegrity - Service - ExcellenceAfrica South: Botswana/TanzaniaAfrica West: Senegal, Mali, LiberiaArab World: UAE, Jordan, LibyaCentral Asia: Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, TajikistanCentral Europe: German, Austria, PolandEast Asia: ChinaLatin America: Mexico, Colombia, ArgentinaThe Muslim World: Egypt, Turkey, Saudi ArabiaNE Asia: Japan, South Korea, TaiwanNE Europe: Russia, UkraineSE Asia (Mainland): Vietnam, Thailand, CambodiaSE Asia: Indonesia, E. Timor, SingaporeSE Europe: Serbia, Bulgaria, MontenegroS. Asia: India, PakistanWest Europe: UK, France, BelgiumAWC Regional and Cultural Studies Trip40 Countries/15 languagesAWC also offers electives in 4 strategic languages

    DLI Headstart/Video Ipod

    Develop America's Airmen Today ... for TomorrowIntellectual and Leadership Center of the Air ForceIntegrity - Service - Excellence

    Troy University Language InitiativePrimary objective of the Troy University foreign language program -- conversation, grammar, writing, culture, history, and literature

    Students receive college level academic credit (TA available)

    Open to all Maxwell-Gunter personnel and adult dependents

    Languages: Arabic, Farsi, Korean, Mandarin Chinese, Russian, French, Spanish

    Planning for traditional 15 week courses meeting for 1 1/4 hrs 2x/week to provide for more repetition and better absorption

    Intent is for students to take the Defense Language Proficiency Test in the partic

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