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DLIFLC is a multi-service, foreign language school for DoD members, foreign military students, and civilians working in the federal government and various law enforcement agencies. In our podcasts, you'll get to hear the experiences of DLIFLC graduates and faculty who have traveled the world with their language skills as behind-the-scene witnesses to history while it was unfolding.

Latest Episodes

A Hero's Journey: Instructor Edition - Tehran, Iran

There's an old Czech proverb that says, “Those who know many languages live as many lives as the languages they know." Our instructors embody that proverb, none more than Persian Farsi faculty Ali Ghassemi. Listen to his story in our final podcast of the series, "A Hero's Journey: Instructor Edition."

11 MINAPR 25
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A Hero's Journey: Instructor Edition - Tehran, Iran

A Hero's Journey: Instructor Edition - Madrid, Spain

Sometimes learning a new language comes down to what motivates you. For Spanish instructor Lucia Artacho, it was, as she describes it, "dancy" music that helped her.

9 MINAPR 18
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A Hero's Journey: Instructor Edition - Madrid, Spain

A Hero's Journey: Instructor Edition - Shaanxi Province, China

The effects of poverty on education are well-documented. But because education is one of the few ways out of poverty, it leads to a cycle that is difficult to break. For Edward Wang, a Chinese Mandarin instructor at DLIFLC, it was one he knew well, thanks to the extremely poor and rural area where he was born and raised. It was a cycle his mother was determined to break for her children.

13 MINAPR 11
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A Hero's Journey: Instructor Edition - Shaanxi Province, China

A Hero's Journey: Instructor Edition - Baghdad, Iraq

Baghdad wasn't always a war-torn city. To hear native-born Atoor Lawandow tell it, the Iraqi city is the center of the world. For more about Baghdad and how Atoor's journey brought her to Monterey, listen to the latest episode in our podcast, DLIFLC Lingo.

9 MINAPR 3
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A Hero's Journey: Instructor Edition - Baghdad, Iraq

A Hero's Journey: Instructor Edition - Tashkent, Uzbekistan

Kamola Umarova was born and raised in Uzbekistan, speaking both Uzbek and Russian with her family. A former Army linguist herself, Kamola talks about life before and after the Soviet Union, and what brought her to DLIFLC.

10 MINMAR 28
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A Hero's Journey: Instructor Edition - Tashkent, Uzbekistan

A Hero's Journey: Instructor Edition - Seoul, Korea

Curtis Powell is part of the 5% of instructors at DLIFLC who aren't native speakers. That means Curtis is so good at his second language that he can teach others to speak it at a high proficiency. From Maryland to Seoul, South Korea to DLIFLC, listen as Curtis tells his story.

13 MINMAR 20
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A Hero's Journey: Instructor Edition - Seoul, Korea

A Hero's Journey: Instructor Edition - Basra, Iraq

In 1985, Lana Al Mudhaffar and her family moved from the peace of northern England to a war zone in Basra, Iraq. Over 30 years later, Lana shares her experiences living in Iraq and the journey that led her to DLIFLC.

13 MINMAR 13
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A Hero's Journey: Instructor Edition - Basra, Iraq

Special podcast: 30th Anniversary of the Romanian Revolution

30 years ago this December, Ceausescu's brutal regime abruptly ended in a public execution. Two-time DLIFLC graduate Branko Marinovich was a foreign area officer with the embassy at the time of revolution.

16 MIN2019 DEC 19
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Special podcast: 30th Anniversary of the Romanian Revolution

Oh the Place you Can Go (with DLI) - The Iranian hostage crisis Part 2

When the Navy called for a Persian Farsi linguist to deploy to the Persian Gulf and cover the Iranian revolution in late 1979, the only options Tom Chesno had to offer were three Airmen who had just finished their schooling. This is their story.

18 MIN2019 AUG 22
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Oh the Place you Can Go (with DLI) - The Iranian hostage crisis Part 2

Oh the Places you Can Go (With DLI) - The Iranian hostage crisis Part 1

On the outset of the Iranian Revolution of 1978/1979, there were only a few Persian Farsi military linguists ready to jump into action. Michael Ruhm, Michael Sherman and Don Huntington, recent graduates of Persian Farsi, were working for Tom Chesno, when the embassy hostage crisis began.

11 MIN2019 AUG 14
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Oh the Places you Can Go (With DLI) - The Iranian hostage crisis Part 1

Latest Episodes

A Hero's Journey: Instructor Edition - Tehran, Iran

There's an old Czech proverb that says, “Those who know many languages live as many lives as the languages they know." Our instructors embody that proverb, none more than Persian Farsi faculty Ali Ghassemi. Listen to his story in our final podcast of the series, "A Hero's Journey: Instructor Edition."

11 MINAPR 25
Comments
A Hero's Journey: Instructor Edition - Tehran, Iran

A Hero's Journey: Instructor Edition - Madrid, Spain

Sometimes learning a new language comes down to what motivates you. For Spanish instructor Lucia Artacho, it was, as she describes it, "dancy" music that helped her.

9 MINAPR 18
Comments
A Hero's Journey: Instructor Edition - Madrid, Spain

A Hero's Journey: Instructor Edition - Shaanxi Province, China

The effects of poverty on education are well-documented. But because education is one of the few ways out of poverty, it leads to a cycle that is difficult to break. For Edward Wang, a Chinese Mandarin instructor at DLIFLC, it was one he knew well, thanks to the extremely poor and rural area where he was born and raised. It was a cycle his mother was determined to break for her children.

13 MINAPR 11
Comments
A Hero's Journey: Instructor Edition - Shaanxi Province, China

A Hero's Journey: Instructor Edition - Baghdad, Iraq

Baghdad wasn't always a war-torn city. To hear native-born Atoor Lawandow tell it, the Iraqi city is the center of the world. For more about Baghdad and how Atoor's journey brought her to Monterey, listen to the latest episode in our podcast, DLIFLC Lingo.

9 MINAPR 3
Comments
A Hero's Journey: Instructor Edition - Baghdad, Iraq

A Hero's Journey: Instructor Edition - Tashkent, Uzbekistan

Kamola Umarova was born and raised in Uzbekistan, speaking both Uzbek and Russian with her family. A former Army linguist herself, Kamola talks about life before and after the Soviet Union, and what brought her to DLIFLC.

10 MINMAR 28
Comments
A Hero's Journey: Instructor Edition - Tashkent, Uzbekistan

A Hero's Journey: Instructor Edition - Seoul, Korea

Curtis Powell is part of the 5% of instructors at DLIFLC who aren't native speakers. That means Curtis is so good at his second language that he can teach others to speak it at a high proficiency. From Maryland to Seoul, South Korea to DLIFLC, listen as Curtis tells his story.

13 MINMAR 20
Comments
A Hero's Journey: Instructor Edition - Seoul, Korea

A Hero's Journey: Instructor Edition - Basra, Iraq

In 1985, Lana Al Mudhaffar and her family moved from the peace of northern England to a war zone in Basra, Iraq. Over 30 years later, Lana shares her experiences living in Iraq and the journey that led her to DLIFLC.

13 MINMAR 13
Comments
A Hero's Journey: Instructor Edition - Basra, Iraq

Special podcast: 30th Anniversary of the Romanian Revolution

30 years ago this December, Ceausescu's brutal regime abruptly ended in a public execution. Two-time DLIFLC graduate Branko Marinovich was a foreign area officer with the embassy at the time of revolution.

16 MIN2019 DEC 19
Comments
Special podcast: 30th Anniversary of the Romanian Revolution

Oh the Place you Can Go (with DLI) - The Iranian hostage crisis Part 2

When the Navy called for a Persian Farsi linguist to deploy to the Persian Gulf and cover the Iranian revolution in late 1979, the only options Tom Chesno had to offer were three Airmen who had just finished their schooling. This is their story.

18 MIN2019 AUG 22
Comments
Oh the Place you Can Go (with DLI) - The Iranian hostage crisis Part 2

Oh the Places you Can Go (With DLI) - The Iranian hostage crisis Part 1

On the outset of the Iranian Revolution of 1978/1979, there were only a few Persian Farsi military linguists ready to jump into action. Michael Ruhm, Michael Sherman and Don Huntington, recent graduates of Persian Farsi, were working for Tom Chesno, when the embassy hostage crisis began.

11 MIN2019 AUG 14
Comments
Oh the Places you Can Go (With DLI) - The Iranian hostage crisis Part 1
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