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The Monterey Institute's Custom Language Services designs and arranges intensive language and intercultural training for diplomats at various levels of expertise. We offer on-site or off-site language programs, intensive workshops, distance learning options, and consulting services for ministries and governments. 

Instructional Approach

Our diplomat programs incorporate a wide range of field-specific content and terminology through a practical, real-world  approach to language and intercultural communications training using a content-based instructional model(CBI). Programs offer instruction in both one-on-one, as well as group environments.

Winter Term 2014 Online Courses

Introduction to Language Program Administration (ED 8660)

January 2-24, 2014

Presents a practical overview of problems, situations, and issues occurring in the management of language programs.

Seminar on Language Teacher Education (ED 8662)

January 2-24, 2014

Investigates issues related to language teacher training, education, and development.


Custom Language Services

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Custom Language Services offers language and intercultural communications training tailored to the needs of executives, business consultants, government officials, and independents interested in honing their skills in a foreign language. We offer on-site or off-site instruction, as well as curriculum and in-house program development services.  

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Japanese Studies Program

Professor Matsuo presenting to her Japanese class.

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Browse course samples and faculty profiles for Japanese language study within our graduate programs.

Japanese Sample Courses

Aspects of Japanese Society

Develops advanced Japanese language skills through reading articles and discussing topics on contemporary Japan in the areas of international relations, foreign policies, politics, economy, etc.