Military Only Resources
In order to access these resources you must have a .gov or .mil email address or a Common Access Card (CAC)
AKO provides resources for interpreters, FAO, and other language based MOS’s. The resources included here are mostly PDF’s and strict military related resources.
They serve as good supplemental resources, but Defense Language Institute and Joint Language University are better options.
The Joint Language University is a language training portal serving the U.S. Government. That being said, you must have access to a .mil or .gov email address in order to use the site.
All materials are free and available to current federal and DOD employees. Resources include targeted language training, assessments objects, and culture training.
In addition to other benefits, JLU offers formal certificates of completion with your name, the course title, and date.
Military Resources Open to the Public
The Defense Language Institute’s Global Language Online Support System (DLI GLOSS) consists of lessons developed for independent learners to improve their language skills.
All materials are based on authentic materials–ranging from articles and TV reports to radio broadcasts. GLOSS’s feedback provides language learners with thorough explanations and tutoring.
If you are deploying, you can order materials for your unit!
DLI offers language materials–everything from HeadStart to Language Survival Kits, and more–FREE of charge. This is especially helpful for officers and NCOs in charge.