37th TRW - Defense Language Institute English Language Center [37th TRW - DLIELC]
The Defense Language Institute English Language Center (DLIELC) is a Department of Defense (DoD) agency responsible for the management and operation of the Defense English Language Program (DELP) to train international military and civilian personnel to speak and teach English, manage the English as a Second Language Program for the US military, manage overseas English training programs, provide for our students' health, morale, and welfare, and conduct the DoD Informational Program. The DLIELC conducts English language training for about 2,400 international and U.S. military students annually.
More than 90 countries send military and civilian students to DLIELC to learn English.
Since 1954, the Defense Language Institute English Language Center (DLIELC) has performed its mission to support the policies and objectives of the US Government and the US Department of Defense (DoD). DLIELC started as the US Air Force Language School; its primary mission was to teach English to Allied pilot candidates. In 1966, our mission expanded to include other career fields, and the school moved under the DoD, with the US Army as the executive agent.
DLIELC assumed its present form in 1976 when the USAF became the executive agent. The DLIELC inaugurated its modern campus in 1993. It is located at Lackland AFB, Texas.
The campus includes headquarters and academics facilities, a library, dining hall, officer and enlisted quarters, and student administration buildings. Small classrooms, equipped with the latest in training technology, are specifically designed to support student-centered instruction.
In addition, the DLIELC curriculum meets the diverse needs of the adult military population with tailored courses that address the specific language requirements of our students' career fields.
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