Linguists provide the Australian Army with a unique capability on operational deployments. Without them, the Army would struggle to communicate with local populations, advise and mentor partnered forces, or develop a true understanding of the operational environment. However, the opportunities for gaining formal language skills within the Army are few and far between. Is the Army really as future ready as it needs to be regarding language skills?

In this episode of Cove Thoughts, we are joined by a range of guests to examine the operational importance of Army linguists, look at how the Army currently trains its linguists, and explore some alternate ways in which soldiers can develop language skills.

Has this podcast interested you in learning a language? There are so many different apps and courses out there it can be difficult to know where to start. Check out this review of some of the leading language providers. Additionally, some learning providers provide short courses online, such as these courses in Tongan from Udemy. So what are you waiting for? Why not make 2020 the year you invest in learning a language?