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Defense Language Institute

Presidio Of Monterey
Monterey, CA 93944-5006

General Phone: 831-242-5825
Financial Aid Phone: 831-242-5825
Sector: Public, 2-year

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Language handicap hurting America - The Seoul Times

Unfortunately it's a long-term process. The Defense Language Institute in Monterey, California, which teaches languages to American civilian and military personnel, says that for an easy language such a Spanish, French, or German, it takes about a year of full-time study for a student to become fluent. Hard languages such as Arabic — which doesn't share a similarity with English — take three to four years.