Tom Smart, Deseret News
In this file photo, missionaries walk to a devotional Tuesday, June 11, 2013, in Provo. NPR recently visited the MTC to learn more about the language programs used there.

The Missionary Training Center's foreign language teaching methods are widely known for being successful, so NPR recently paid a visit to its headquarters in Provo, Utah, to find out why.

In the midst of approximately 300 new missionaries, NPR reported the atmosphere of the MTC to be "like move-in day at college only the students are dressed in dark suits and modest skirts."

As NPR observed the young adults studying a foreign language, it reported their success to be obtained through the practice of role-playing, while the missionaries attributed their feat to the Spirit.

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