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October 14, 1959
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Sanitized Copy Approved for Release 2009/12/18: CIA-RDP61-00442A000200040042-9 Office Memorandum ? UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT Chief, Language and Area School DATE: 14 October 1959 FROM : Deputy Chief, Area Training suBJEcT: Weekly Activities Report 25X1 25X1 25 YEAR A. SIGNIFICANT ITEMS None B. OTHER ACTIVITIES 1. The Area Training Roundtable derived a two-fold benefit The Thursday session at which both groups met together for the first tifne helped to clarify some of the questions in our minds about the pros and cons of combining area with language instruction. A remarkably broad consensus existed, that it is desirable to co- ordinate these two types of training as closely as possible and, at the upper levels of language training, even to merge them in what we have called "integrated" courses. At the same joint session, we also benefited from the new contacts made with agencies not now represented on the Area Roundtable, such as NSA, Air, and Navy. Our Friday session, for area only, was highlighted by a solid briefing on State's area training mission and programs by Frank Cash, Head of FSI's Department of University Training and Area Studies. Six of the eight member agencies were represented. Next meeting will be held at the Military Assistance Institute the week of 13 December. 2. Following our second meeting with you on a proposed work plan for the Area Faculty, we are preparing a new draft paper which we feel will be more realistically tailored to Agency needs and. to our probable capabilities for the foreseeable future. from last week's joint meeting with the language group 3. I was deeply impressed at the depth of concentration on the area training problem, as clearly indicated at the session which and I had with him on Monday. In fact, I have experienced a sense of relief over the close attention this problem has been receiving both in that quarter and from our own PPS. There can be no quarrel with conclusions based on hard facts, many of which are now in our possession for the first time. 4. AAS/ISB has furnished us with the German and French sound tracks of the "Free Europe" film, which that section produced with the help of native speakers lined up by us. The voices of (French) and (German) come through admirably for the most part, and our only recommendation for any future such effort would be to tone down or eliminate the background music. We are preparing to run the film in both languages over the lunch hour on 28 October in 102 I Building for the convenience of interested RE-REVIE Sanitized Copy Approved for Release 2009/12/18: CIA-RDP61-00442A000200040042-9 Sanitized Copy Approved for Release 2009/12/18: CIA-RDP61-00442A000200040042-9 DDP components. R/TR's office advises that an informal notice is indicated, to be handled by us. Sanitized Copy Approved for Release 2009/12/18: CIA-RDP61-00442A000200040042-9