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COVID-19 Update:

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2021 summer intensive courses will be taught virtually using an 80-hour online intensive course format instead of a 130-hour residential intensive format. This decision is based on the continued concern for student and faculty safety in light of the continued challenges of the pandemic.  For questions regarding LTC course programming, please contact the program assistant at csulbltc@gmail.com.  The CSULB Language Training Center staff encourages you to take the proper measures to stay healthy during these unusually difficult times. 

CSULB’s capacity for each residential intensive course is limited to ten (10) National Guard, active duty, Reserve, or DOD civilian linguists. The target audience is Defense Language Institute–trained, college-educated, native, or heritage linguists at the ILR 2 to 3+-level in two modalities. Service members must be approved by their unit commander or CLPM and on military orders for training. The CSULB LTC program does not charge tuition to Military or civilian DOD personnel. Military organizations or units are expected to pay for travel, lodging and per diem if attending a residential course.

CSULB’s 16-week hybrid language mentor course capacity per language is five (5) National Guard, active duty, FAO, Reserve, or DOD civilian linguists. There are two iterations per year of these five hybrid language mentor courses, one in the fall and one in the spring. Eligibility requirements are: DLI-trained, heritage, or native linguists at the ILR 1 to 3+ level. Servicemembers (SMs) will coordinate one hour of synchronous language learning each week with the instructor. Students are required to spend an additional asynchronous hour preparing for their synchronous one-on-one session and must agree to take a pre-test and a post-test as part of the course of instruction. Hybrid language mentor courses are free for SMs or DOD civilians who require the language.

Enrollment in either the intensive courses or hybrid courses requires the unit CLPM to submit point-of-contact information found on the CSULB LTC Enrollment Form, and a redacted copy (no PII, e.g. SSN) of the most recent DLPT submitted by email. Prior to the course, the prospective student must complete an Enrollment survey and a non-proctored (online) pretest. This will confirm the SM’s attendance at the course.  Towards the end of the course, students are also required to take a similar non-proctored post-test.  The CSULB LTC Enrollment Sheet is found below. Questions should be sent using the contact form.

Once you have submitted your application, please email the Program Assistant at csulbltc@gmail.com, to ensure we have received your application. If we have not responded within 48 hours, please fill out the 2022 – Excel enrollment form and forward it to the Program Assistant.