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Removing Language Barriers
CIOR Language Academy helps improve communications
among NATO and Partners for Peace ofﬁcers.
By Col Charles L. Holsworth, USAFR (Ret.)
he Interallied Confederation of Reserve • speaking with increased uency and minimal hesitation;
O cers (CIOR) Language Academy • comprehending short class lectures;
teaches English and French to Reservists, • comprehending conversational English and French;
keeping in mind that e ective communication
among nations is the key to good relations. e • expanding vocabulary in written and spoken form;
academy will next meet July 24 through Aug. 6, • improving skill and con dence in speaking and listening in
2009, at the National Military Training Center English and French.
in So a, Bulgaria. e Language Academy also teaches cultural and military hi-
CIOR is a nonpolitical, nongovernmental, nonpro t confed- story as a supplement to its language program. e culture and
eration of national Reserve associations of the signatory countries history of the host nation is usually provided by the host-nation
of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO). CIOR ob- guest lecturer, with portions of the curriculum addressing CIOR
jectives include increasing the defense capability of the North At- background, philosophy of NATO, PfP, and United Nations
lantic Alliance by maintaining close liaison with national defense peacekeeping.
organizations; fostering uniformity in the duties, rights, training, e academy convenes annually for a two-week period. It also
and deployment of Reserve o cers of the alliance; and developing convenes at other times during the year for one-week refresher
relationships among alliance Reserve o cers in order to enhance courses. is year’s meeting