Connecting People Through Language and Culture
The ILCF is a Member of the Joint National Committee for Languages, the National Council for Languages and International Studies, and the Monterey Language Capital Advocates.
We began at the Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center located at the Presidio of Monterey, California. In June, 1987, we gained 501c III status from the US Government and incorporation in the State of California. Our mission is to promote the study of languages and cultures, worldwide, in elementary schools through graduate schools and to recognize and support students, teachers, research and development people, and administrators, both at the local level and across the nation and abroad.
With our volunteer Board of Directors, who serve so very well without reimbursement of any kind and with your support, we can continue to strive toward our goals and reach our objective.
Our Foundation began with eyes and hearts directed toward distant horizons, not simply focused on where we sit, but on where we may go. It is that which is in our hearts that propels us forward.
Our quest is not an easy one. You may have noticed that our logo has a gold banner that never quite touches as it encircles the globe. The reason for this is that it tells us that there is always something to be accomplished in our world of languages and cultures. We invite you to come and work with us and to support us in our many projects. We ecourage you, your colleagues, and friends, to join us. We are a small candle of light. Yet, even a small light in the darkest of rooms can be seen and become a useful guide.
Thank you very much for coming to our website and spending some time with us. Come and join us. We would like to know you too.