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Study on the Language Curriculum System of the United States Air Force Academy

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DOI: 10.25236/ieesasm.2020.130


Yan Qin

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Yan Qin


The United States Air Force Academy (USAFA), one of the important language teaching implementation institutions in the United States military academies, plays an essential role in improving the language ability of U.S. Air Force personnel. Based on the USAFA Curriculum Handbook for the Class of 2017-2018, this paper briefly introduces the Academy’s language curriculum system in terms of such aspect as the purpose, types, and course offerings of the language academic programs as well as the teaching approaches, summarizing characteristics of the language curriculum system, and finally offering references for the foreign language teaching reform in the PLA military universities and colleges.


USAFA, language curriculum, purpose of academic programs, types of academic programs, course offerings, teaching approaches