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December 27, 2016
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December 18, 2009
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May 13, 1959
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Sanitized Copy Approved for Release 2009/12/18: CIA-RD P61-00442A000200040118-5 Office Memorandum ? UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT ? Chief, Language and Area School FROM : Deputy for Language Training suBJECr: Weekly Activities Report A. SIGNIFICANT ITEMS None to report. B. OTHER ACTIVITIES 25X1 25X1 25 YEAR DATE:13 May 1959 The first full-time Greet course has ended with a week at which went off very successfully. Besides Dand w o were present for the whole period, we had from time to me a number of Greek-speaking guests who were a great asset. Although the formal course is now over, we are arranging for several of the students to continue individual or semi-individual work with 2. FE as we had for some time expected, has now requested us to return for full-time work with the Division, and we have reluctantly agreed to do so. His departure from LAS is scheduled for around the beginning of September, which will give him time to finish his present courses with us and will give us time to find a replacement. 3. The past week has also brought the end of the full-time Japanese course, although in this case too the two students are to continue with more informal part-time work with through- out the summer. One of these students achieved a rating o Inter- mediate in the speaking part of the Agency Proficiency Examination, which is very commendable in view of the fact that he had had only four months of part-time and three months of full-time Japanese training. The other student has not yet taken the exam. who wrote to the Director concerning a Russian language training scheme. An appointment was made to talk in person on Monday with ii. ~ talked by telephone with to obtain details of the plan. 5. Attendance at the Polish feature film was 12. 6.I EE Division, has made available for our publication a text of Polish history and back- ground in pictures. This was prepared for a former training need RE-REVIE'Sanitized Copy Approved for Release 2009/12/18: CIA-RDP61-00442A000200040118-5 Gl11If1Utn I IAL Sanitized Copy Approved for Release 2009/12/18: CIA-RDP61-00442A000200040118-5 ' -c- SU&T: Weekly Activities Report by a contract employee. As it is in finished form, it will be photographed for lithoprinting and issued by LAS in our series of instructional manuals. 7. The French Intermediate (Full-Time) course ended this week in the wake of a very successful stay at In their critiques, the students were generally enthusiastic about the course. The main criticism centered around the size of the class and the impossibility of providing individual attention with the staff avail- able. In view of the odds against which the Romance language staff had to work, they should all be congratulated for a job well done. CONFIDENTIAL Sanitized Copy Approved for Release 2009/12/18: CIA-RDP61-00442A000200040118-5