“I wanted to ensure that no American soldier or Marine would again have to ride blind into a foreign culture. I challenged the research community to create a training tool that would teach the brain behind every trigger finger and behind every steering wheel a bit of the gestures, culture and mission-oriented vocabulary of the land they were in. I also told the researchers that they had to do this with only two discontinuous weeks of contact time with the students.”
Dr. Ralph Chatham, Program Manager, Training Superiority, DARPA
Back in 2002, soldiers returniing from Afghanistan reported challenges with region specific dialects and cultural etiquette, sparking new research. With military-caliber efficacy, precision and scalability in mind, the original virtual training modules were born. In addition to technological innovation, the mission to improve communication skills in cross-cultural experiences demanded input from professionals across innumerable disciplines. Today, Alelo is industry leading training technology coupled with knowledge and expertise to synthesize solutions to any business, educational, or governmental communications training needs. The Hawaiian word for tongue or language is “Alelo.” We were conceived out of the recognition that effective communication transcends the verbal variety, and the realization that innovative technology can teach it effectively and efficiently.