The Basic Language Course is a 125 Training Day course designed to train 0372s in initial language acquisition. The courses of instruction are designed to provide instruction in three basic language skills: Speaking/Listening/Reading. Course objective is to achieve a minimum Interagency Language Roundtable (ILR) of 1/1 in listening and speaking as measured by the two-skill Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI).
The following areas of emphasis will be covered during the training: Greetings and Introductions, Personal Information, Food/Shelter/Daily Life, Direction/Travel/Geography, Health, Culture and People, Skill Integration and Self-Paced Instruction. Physical and Social Systems, Economics, Politics and Security, Infrastructure and Technology Information, Culture and Regional Studies. Areas of functional application will focus on mission-related tasks, enhanced rapport building techniques, cultural mitigation strategies, interpreting and control of interpreter methods.
This course is designed for Critical Skills Operators (CSOs), MOS 0372, in the grades of Corporal through Gunnery Sergeant. As part of the entry level training pipeline for selected CSOs and is executed upon completion of the Individual Training Course (ITC).
The prerequisites for the course are as follows:
(1) Must be a U.S. Citizen.
(2) Must hold a secret security clearance.
(3) Must be a Critical Skill Operator (CSO), MOS 0372, upon assignment to the Basic Language Course.
(4) Must be a graduate of the Individual Training Course (ITC). (CID: M03KZ4K)
(5) Must possess a DLAB score of 75 or higher.
(6) In addition, other qualified US Army, US Air Force and Navy SOF personnel who have a designated follow-on assignment of a USSOCOM documented position.