English Language Training Program Graduation

Impact Insights

English Language Progress at Unit 871 Graduation

The Lana Learn team wraps up semester one of its Vietnam English Language training program with outstanding test results.

The Lana Learn team in Vietnam successfully wrapped up the first semester of the four-year U.S. Air Force English language training program. This “steady state” program aims to support the Vietnam Ministry of National Defense’s goal that 30% of the Vietnam Armed Forces should be able to converse in English by 2030. The students showed exceptional English language progress over the semester.

Final Exams

We completed the initial six-month course with the students taking their final exam. The Vietnam Coast Guard (VCG) students had been selected to take the English Comprehension Level (ECL) exam. Seven of them received a score of 50 or higher. As a result, they will continue on to the U.S. for follow-on training at the Defense Language Institute English Language Center (DLIELC).

The other students, representing Vietnam’s Army, Navy, and Air Force, took the American Language Course Placement Test (ALCPT). These 18 students scored an average of 60. The Defense Language Institute (DLI) assigns this as an Intermediate level of English.

These scores are especially notable since some of the students came in scoring 0 on their initial placement test. Overall, the outstanding results demonstrated our students’ hard work and commitment. 

Graduation Ceremony

On April 21st, we hosted a graduation ceremony to commemorate our students’ accomplishments and to thank our instructors for their guidance. We had two distinguished guests attend the celebrations: U.S. Defense Attaché in Hanoi Colonel TJ Bouchillon and Mr. Michael Nguyen, Country Director of Boeing Vietnam. They both gave inspiring speeches, awarded certificates of completion to the students, and presented them with gifts.  

We would like to acknowledge all the students, instructors, staff, and guests who helped make this semester memorable and fulfilling. Our team could not be more proud of the English language progress our students achieved. We are excited to meet our newest recruits for the coming semester and continue to build on the already solid foundation we have established. And we wish all our students the best of luck in their future endeavors. 

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