California’s Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center (DLIFLC) is providing thousands of language “survival” products to U.S. forces assisting relief operations in Haiti. Out of the nearly 20,000 language products that have been shipped, most are going to SOUTHCOM and the 18th Airborne Corps out of Fort Bragg. These products are designed to give “survival” phrases to troops who will be interacting with Haitians. DLIFLC is sending two types of language tools; a quick reference card for critical phrases and a more in depth, language survival kit, which consists of a booklet of vital phrases and an audio CD companion for pronunciation.
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