eMentor is an online language program that connects Airmen anywhere in the world synchronously with native language instructors, at times convenient for each Airman’s schedule. eMentor course curricula is based on the “Twelve Domains of Culture” model, universal categories of interaction and belief, adopted by the AFCLC and integrated into all levels of language, regional expertise, and culture (LREC) education and training. Instruction is participant-centered and tailored each Airman’s learning needs. Lesson content is infused with topics culturally relevant to regions where Airmen may be expected to operate seamlessly with air forces and populations around the world. eMentor courses assess, enhance, and sustain Airmen’s language skills over the course of their careers. Courses may be approved by the AFCLC for any Total Force Airman - Active Duty, Reserve, Guard, or Civilian.
eMentor solves the USAF’s long-standing need for efficient and effective online language course delivery. It is expensive and overly burdensome to follow a traditional language training method of sending members away from their home station for extended training on a frequent basis and difficult to arrange training for thousands of participants at various locations with diverse schedules. Therefore, the AFCLC created eMentor courses through which Airmen are provided live, online, instructor-facilitated language training in a distance learning environment.
Courses enable Airmen to not only develop language skills but also apply skills in an operational environment. Students are expected to be active in driving their own learning experience to meet their own language needs. The AFCLC facilitates two categories of courses: 48-hour Traditional (developmental) courses and 16-hour Advanced courses.
Airmen apply for eMentor via the Language Enabled Airman Development Resource (LEADeR) system. LEAP scholars, Foreign Area Officers (FAOs), and all other Airmen who have a profile established in LEADeR should apply for courses there. Those who do not have a LEADeR profile may request a course registration form by contacting AFCLC staff at AFCLC.LEAP.Admin@us.af.mil.