Language Learning for Military
Personnel & Their Families
Transparent Language Online and the CL-150 Technology Matrix for Critical Languages (also known as the CL-150) are very different programs in what they offer and the communities they serve. However, when used together, these two programs serve all of the varied language-learning needs of the wider military community.
Sponsored for US Government employees and military personnel and programs by the DOD's web portal, Joint Language University (JLU), the CL-150 is for military professional training. The CL-150 offers a broad selection of language-learning materials aligned to various Government schools, language programs, and language curricula. The CL-150 also includes authoring capabilities and an instructor portal with class management.
Accessing the CL-150
What if I need a JLU account?
Go to JLU on the web at jlu.wbtrain.com. Click "Need an Account?" Requires a .mil or .gov email address, or USG support statement.
I already have a JLU account, what do I do?
Log in to JLU at jlu.wbtrain.com. Click the "Resources" icon.
Click "View All Resources?" Click the top item, "CL-150 Transparent Language".
Personal Enrichment and
Available to all Air Force, Marine Corps, and Navy Library customers
Transparent Language Online is designed for personal improvement. Sponsored for all Air Force, Marine Corps, and Navy library customers by each of the service library programs, Transparent Language Online is available to all library customers, including spouses, families, and the base community. The program offers a similar broad array of languages as the CL-150, but only general language content.
Learning a language for personal purposes?
Transparent Language Online may be the option for you.
Although uniformed personnel also have access to the broader and deeper CL-150, those looking only to learn the basics of a language for personal reasons may prefer the simpler and more streamlined environment of Transparent Language Online. The learning functionality of both systems is similar, which promotes language learning by multiple family members and makes it easy for a parent using the CL-150 professionally to help a child who is using Transparent Language Online.
Choose your service to get started using Transparent Language Online
Visit your service library portal or a local base library for more information.
Note: Army Library customers no longer have access to Transparent Language Online.
Army personnel should register through JLU (see above).