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In Country Language Training with DLS Partner Schools

The DLS Partner School program now offers students opportunities to study in over 30 carefully selected locations, while dealing directly with a well-established US-based language services provider that liaises with... Read More

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I am a native speaker of Xlang

“I am a native speaker of Xlang. I have spoken Xlang all my life, and it’s the language I think in. If I take a proficiency test of speaking, shouldn’t I get the highest possible score?” It ain’t necessarily so. DLS follows the US government in measuring proficiency on the ILR (Interagency Language Roundtable) scale. The...


Curriculum Development Methodology (Topic vs Language Task)

  There are many different ways to approach teaching a second language in the classroom. One element to consider in methodology is how information is presented: by topic or by language task. A more traditional language curriculum typically organizes itself by topic. So, you might have a lesson on going to the store or ordering food at a restaurant....


Language-learning Technology Apps Outside of the Classroom

Technology is expanding all over the world for all types of learning. According to a Pew Research Center study, up to 92% of U.S. adults own cell phones, and up to 45% own a tablet computer. Language learning applications have increased exponentially in the last few years. With many of our students commuting to DLS by metro, it makes sense to continue to...


In The Community

Bright and early on Saturday, May 11, DLS employees, friends, and family gathered at the National Mall in support of the 23rd annual Susan G. Komen Global Race for the Cure in Washington, D.C. Upon their arrival, and the donning of bright pink t-shirts, the group became “Team DLS for the Cure” and proceeded to either walk or run a 5K, (1.3 mile) route that wrapped around D.C.’s Tidal Basin.


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