Synchronized with eMentor, Language Intensive Training Events (LITEs) immerse service members in culturally complex settings. These TDYs average 30 days and place the service member in a traditional school, university studies program, or advanced setting such as an international training event or workshop. LITEs place participants in linguistically, regionally, and culturally complex settings with the goal of enhancing language proficiency.
Traditional LITEs are classroom-based and range from two to four weeks in a US or overseas setting. Participants study with a language school or at a university for four to six hours per day, Monday through Friday. Where feasible, participants are placed with a homestay family for optimal learningVirtual LITEs (vLITE) sustain and enhance language skills while service members remain at home station. Instructors facilitate live instruction via a fully immersive course with engaging activities and discussion. vLITEs provide students six hours of class per day, five days a week, for three weeks.
Advanced LITEs enhance and sustain LEAP participants’ language skills in an application setting,. During an Advanced LITE, participants study alongside partner militaries or facilitate inter-cultural communication for a mobile training team or inter-cultural conference. Advanced LITEs last between one and six weeks, depending on the activity.
The Training Partnership Request (TPR) provides a means by which DoD or interagency partners integrate one or more LEAP scholars in their Mobile Training Team (MTT), exercise or conference. Organizations are encouraged to submit requests for LEAP scholar integration to AFCLC via the LEaDeR site at https://leader.sso.cce.af.mil/Leap/TrainingPartnership