Student Testimonials

At DCLCP, our student's education is our first priority. Our professors work hard to ensure their courses are well planned and thorough, while maintaining an atmosphere that encourages learning and personal growth.

Take a look at what our past students' thought about their courses at DCLCP.

Project GO

"… I would again like to thank you for the guidance and great teaching that I received during the duration of the program. I not only learned a lot about the Korean language and culture, but I also learned a lot about myself… I have, however, recommended others from my ROTC program to apply for the UMT Project GO program. Hopefully you’ll get to teach them too."
2018, Project GO - Korea

You can also read about a Project GO graduate's experience in South Korea by clicking here.


"Throughout the six month course, Rana Shaaban's professionalism, care, and attention to detail was of the highest standard. I have experienced many quality instructors along my education path, and Rana is arguably one of the best instructors under whom I have studied. From day one she ensured every need of each student was met. Extra hours of tutoring before or after class, extra pens, white boards, etc. She made our learning experience seamless and worry free, and the class also recognizes Montana's support in our endeavor."
2021, Arabic Intermediate

"…I liked being able to switch teachers to hear different accents."
April-June 2018, Arabic Intermediate

"Can easily tell [professor] is passionate about teaching and enjoys helping students."
January-March 2017, Arabic Intermediate


"Good use of humor in classes. Was able to keep my attention well."
Regarding Pei, Summer Sessions 2018, Chinese 

"[Qing] was great to have at JBLM. Always worked hard and helped us to get better."
April 2018, Chinese Intermediate 

"Very good teacher and connects well with students…"
Regarding Qing, January 2018, Chinese Advanced 

"Pei’s lessons are very well organized and easy to follow even for advanced topics."
January 2018, Chinese Advanced


"TJ is an excellent teacher who is not only able to instruct on how to do something but why you do it which is in my opinion essential to being able to apply your knowledge to similar situations. TJ is an energetic instructor who kept me engaged during the course. 10 out of 10."
February 2021, French


"Professional, informative, patient, and insightful."
Regarding Emma, Summer Sessions 2018, Indonesian 

"[Emma] was a great teacher. Always motivated and helpful."
April 2018, Indonesian Advanced 

"Class was excellent."
February Session 2018, Indonesian Advanced


"Great interaction. Provided excellent context to help develop an understanding of the language. Pushes students to get better!"
Summer Session 2018, Korean

"[Dr. You] was an exemplary teacher and person. Displays genuine interest in students while adeptly adjusting to a student’s learning style."
February 2018, Korean Advanced 

"[Professor] fosters a relaxed atmosphere for learning. Encourages students to work through tough problems to further bolster the learning process."
February 2018, Korean Advanced 

"[Dr. You] was very patient, challenging and motivated."
November 2017, Korean Intermediate


"[Professor], I want to thank you for all of the extra help that you gave to my classmates and I. I know how busy you've been and we all really appreciate the time you took to make sure we were fully prepared for the OPI. You gave us more help than we expected, staying late or coming in early to give us extra tutoring and without your help I don't think I would have gotten a 2.
It was clear from watching you work that you truly have a passion for teaching and cared about our improvement. Even though you pushed us hard we enjoyed the challenge and were much better off because of it. It was a pleasure to learn from you, thank you for all of your help."
2022, Persian Intermediate

"[Professor]; Very respectful and knowledgeable instructor. [Professor] was also one of the best instructors that I have had in Persian Farsi studies."
2022, Persian Intermediate

"I really enjoyed his free flowing method of teaching. He used the lessons, but when opportunity arose to follow natural conversations that didn’t align with the intended course material, he used that opportunity to expand the lessons..."
Summer Session 2021, Persian Intermediate

"I truly appreciate the time you put into our classes and extracting all the Farsi out of us that you could. I will continue recommending your class to all who can attend."
Summer Session 2021, Persian Intermediate

"Was truly surprised to see how quickly I was able to progress in remembering and continuing my understanding of Farsi. The teachers were exceptional and provided an excellent learning environment. I did have some distracting events going on at the same time as the course, but was able to catch back up due to the instruction provided. My goal was to prepare as best I could for my next test and I feel as prepared as I can be."
Summer Session 2021, Persian Intermediate

"[Professor] was a fantastic instructor, with great teaching techniques."
July 2018, Persian Intermediate

"[Professor] was well organized and well versed in target language. Spent countless hours with students afterwards. Students priorities were first."
April 2018, Persian Intermediate


"I was incredibly lucky to have the instructor I did. [Albina] is an exceedingly talented, hardworking and caring teacher who is deserving of the highest level of praise. I cannot thank her enough for her efforts to teach us and how enjoyable the experience was. My group of students worked together incredibly well and we tried to match our teacher's enthusiasm every day."
2022, Russian

"The Russian Language Course is a fast pace, unrelenting journey into the Russian language. While only a basic course, I feel greatly educated on Russian language mostly in part to the efforts of my instructor. I know I am much better prepared due to her efforts and I hope to maintain that relationship and improve my learning throughout my life."
Regarding Albina, 2022, Russian Elementary

Culture and Regional Studies

"Her presentations were very thoughtful and well put together. They also covered a wide range of topics to attempt to provide a wide base of understanding when approaching Middle Eastern cultures and their roots."
Regarding Shahreena, Summer Session 2021, Arabic Culture

"Excellent teacher. Packed a ton of knowledgeable into a short period of instruction. Makes me want to go back to University."
Regarding Owen, Summer Session 2018, Culture Class 

"[Owen] was well educated in Iranian culture and government. Brought great knowledge on current middle eastern affairs."
April 2018, Persian Culture

"[Owen] has a great breadth of knowledge about geo-political events and historical context. Bright and enthusiastic teaching style."
February 2018, Korean Culture

"Owen is one of the most animated and enthusiastic teachers I ever had. I really appreciate that."
January 2018, Chinese Culture