The Strategic Language Institute at Florida International University offers non-credit, state-of-the-art, intensive, conversational language courses in US Government-designated strategic languages. These languages are critical for US national security as well as commercial relations and economic competitiveness. The current demand for proficient speakers of these languages greatly exceeds the number of bilingual speaker available. The Strategic Language Institute offers a unique opportunity to develop professional language skills that are in great demand throughout the US employment market.