School of Language Studies

The School of Language Studies (SLS) provides language and culture training to U.S. government employees with job-related needs. It addresses all aspects of language training, from classroom instruction and distance learning to learning consultation services and testing.

Student Orientation
Are you new to SLS or returning and need a refresher? The orientation page contains information on what to expect when you arrive on campus.

Language Testing
The Language Testing Unit manages the language proficiency testing program. This includes providing test administration oversight, records maintenance, and quality control.

Have questions about language testing? Visit our FAQ page.

The School of Language Studies is one of five schools that comprise the  Foreign Service Institute  at the George P. Shultz National Foreign Affairs Training Center. Please note, the School provides training only to USG employees with job-related needs.