DLI has the very best technology available. All of our classrooms have DVDs, computers and “Smart Boards”.
Computers are used for language learning, transcription, tests, current events research and special internet projects .
Students are issued MP-3 players to do group listening activities in class and homework after school.
Students often take tests in the Language Labs. Study Hall is held here 2 nights a week for students who need extra help.
As often as reasonably possible, students practice speaking 1-on-1 with native instructors
They do Area Studies (ethnic groups, history, geography, culture et cetera)
Students singing Serbian and Croatian carols for a class Christmas party.
Persian-Farsi students on break between one of their six daily classes.
What about when students aren’t in class? What is there to do on post? ? How is the food? What About exercise?
DLI has 2 dining facilities, a food court and 2 snack bars scattered around the campus. Lunch typically is almost 2 hours long, so students have time to visit their supervisors. Vegetarian food is available.
What if students are done studying for the evening and don’t want to go downtown?
The Hobson Student Center has hundreds of video movies, several large screen TVs, ping pong tables, pool tables, an air hockey game, dozens of video games, PS2s and X-Boxes and TVs, and a dozen computers which students can use for free most nights until 10 pm.
The Hobson Center also has 4 or 5 music rooms where students can practice playing pianos, drum sets and electric guitars.
To burn off all that free food, students do physical training a few hours a week
For intramural sports, DLI Army units have teams and facilities for softball, basketball, volleyball, mountain biking, soccer & football.
The Price Fitness Center has three floors of volleyball / basketball / handball courts, weight rooms, aerobic machines, Nautilus machines; and special rooms for martial arts, boxing, yoga, dance aerobics & swing dancing. Bring your spouses.
And we get to jog by the shops, sea lions, otters sailboats, seals and beaches to the Aquarium or to Lovers’ Point in Pacific Grove. Photo was taken on Christmas break, at about 55* outside.
The Monterey Bay Sanctuary attracts divers from around the world: more than 65,000 of them visit each year. Lured by the unique beauty of the kelp forest and underwater canyon, divers also appreciate the good visibility and safe conditions. Monastery Beach and Stillwater Cove in Carmel; Bluefish and Whaler's Coves at Point Lobos; Monterey State, San Carlos and McAbee Beaches in Monterey, and Lover's Point in Pacific Grove are popular beach dives. Monterey has been rated as the best beach dive in the U.S., according to Scuba Diving magazine. Lover’s Point, P.G.