DLI Language Courses

Defense Language Institute Courses

For many years the U.S. Defense Language Institute based out of Monterey, CA in the United States. These courses are primarily meant for military personal who want to learn how to communicate effectively in both a military and civilian setting in foreign countries. Some of the material is very specific to the military, but other portions of the courses are much more general and can be used by the general public. Of course, even the general public can work through the military specific material as they are great ways to practice the imperative (giving commands) in English! Please read the disclaimer below with regards to this material.

Disclaimer: Live Lingua is not affiliated with the U.S. Defense Language Institute or any branch of the U.S. Military.

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162 DLI Courses
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U.S. Defense Language Institute Archive Updates

May 4th, 2016

Done and done. All the DLI material is now in the database. This means you can now access the new pages to read and listen to the audios at the same time.

February 1st, 2015

It's all up! We were finally able to get all the files up and linked. Let us know if you find any broken links!

January 20th, 2015

We had an unexpected delay in December so we are still working on getting up all the information and files. Today we finished column 3! Just 6 more languages to go till it is all up. Stay tuned.

December 13th, 2014

We have the first 2 columns of languages up and live. At our current pace we should be able to get the next two columns up by January, 1st, 2015. Keep checking back!


The DLI language course material is now live. Since there is some question of whether some of this material is public domain or not, we have chosen to not to host all the DLI language course material on our site as we have done for our DLI language course material. The material that says explicitly that it is public domain are hosted here, while for the other material we have instead provided links to where you can find this material on other sites. Here is a list of the sites we reference.

As far as we are aware the material we link to on these sites are public domain. If that is not the case, please let us know by contacting support@livelingua.com and we will remove the material and/or link to it right away.