Hi, I was hoping someone here would be able to advise me concerning how things work with the language courses the army offers. Im TA, not reg, and a student in the real world. I remember seeing information posted concerning opportunities to undertake language courses up to interpreter level, and then on completion of said course go on an operational tour, in a role using your newly taught skill. I know this is open to the TA, but how does it work? Would you be paid a regular army wage to attend the 18 month course, or does the army subsidise it in some way? Given that you are volunteering for a tour at the end of the course, I assume the army does assist you in some way, however it strikes me as being too good to be true for them to actually pay me to do a course, which would otherwise cost me Â£9,000 + in university tuition fees to do! Also, are there any rank requirements?