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Thursday, December 19, 2013

Language Difficulty Categories / Minimum DLAB Scores

Here are the language difficulty categories IAW DLI policy (the higher the code, the more difficult the language is to learn):

Language Difficulty Category (LDC) Languages (from DLI):

- LDC I: French (FR), Italian (JT), Spanish (QB), Portuguese (PY)
- LDC II: German (GM), Indonesian (JN)
- LDC III: Hebrew (HE), Hindi (HJ), Kurdish (KU), Persian-Farsi (PF), Persian-Dari (PG), Russian (RU), Serbo-Croatian (SC), Tagalog (TA), Thai (TH), Turkish (TU), Urdu (UR), Uzbek (UX)
- LDC IV: Arabic (AZ*), Chinese-Mandarin (CM), Korean (KP), Japanese (JA), Poshtu (PU, PV) AZ* includes all Arabic dialects

Per AR 11-6 dated August 2009, the following DLAB scores are required per category:
a. Category I: 95 or higher. 
b. Category II: 100 or higher.
c. Category III: 105 or higher.
d. Category IV: 110 or higher.

For MOS requirements for 35P, click here.

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