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STARTALK STARTALK’s mission is to increase the number of U.S. citizens learning, speaking, and teaching critical need foreign languages. STARTALK offers students (K–16) and teachers of these languages creative and engaging summer experiences that strive to exemplify best practices...
Recognizing Dialects: Arabic Recognizing Dialects: Arabic (AVI) is a rich multimedia resource designed to help foreign language professionals and students who have attained a minimum of ILR level 2 proficiency in Modern Standard Arabic build their awareness of similarities and differences in Arabic dialects,...
Fundamentals of Translation Fundamentals of Translation is a language-specific course that presents the fundamental principles of translation in an interactive virtual learning environment. This cost-effective approach to professional translation education helps government translators approach their work in a...
Assessment Objects   Assessment Objects are instructional modules designed to help US government linguists and others prepare for general language proficiency tests, especially fifth generation Defense Language Proficiency Tests in strategic languages. While they are intended to give potential...
Read Chinese! Funded by International Research and Studies grants from the US Department of Education, Read Chinese! supports the rapidly expanding interest in Chinese language study in the United States and addresses the critical need for high quality reading materials in Chinese. These e-learning...

Welcome to the NFLC

The National Foreign Language Center (NFLC) is dedicated to promoting a language-competent society by developing and disseminating information that informs policy makers. The mission of the NFLC is to improve the capacity of the U.S. to communicate in languages other than English. We implement that mission through intensive and innovative strategic planning and development with globalized institutions, organizations, and enterprises throughout the United States.