English for the military

Below is a sample timetable for an Integrated Tutorial course focusing on English for the military. Course content can be precisely specified for individual needs in the 1:1 components of all our courses. We can also prepare you for your Joint Forces Language Test (JFLT) or other examination set in accordance with STANAG 6001 requirements – just let us know your needs when you book your course. Click here to see the full range of our courses.

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Time and session Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
08:30 – 09:00
News Review
BBC headlines – discussion and listening for gist Euronews headlines – discussion and listening for specific information The Times – reading for gist and reporting news Expanding vocabulary to talk about the news BBC headlines – listening for specific information
09:00 – 10:30
 Review and practice of language to give clear and accurate instructions  Review and practice of language to describe processes clearly and effectively  Review and practice of language to give and ask for advice  Review and practice of conditional forms to talk about the probability and consequences of future events  Stress, intonation and rhythm: giving an engaging and effective speech
10:30 – 10:45 Morning Coffee Morning Coffee Morning Coffee Morning Coffee Morning Coffee
10:45 – 12:15
 Listening practice: understanding native and non-native accents. Vocabulary expansion and discussion: ranks, roles, functions and military careers  Reading practice: reading official military documents and briefs. Vocabulary expansion and discussion: facilities, buildings and equipment on a military base  Writing practice: writing reports clearly and accurately. Vocabulary expansion and discussion: relations between the military and the media  Presentation practice: giving a clear and engaging presentation. Vocabulary expansion and discussion: laws and regulations of armed conflicts  Telephoning practice: clarifying and checking understanding on the phone. Vocabulary expansion and discussion: tactics and strategies
12:15 – 13:30 Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch
13:30 – 13:45
/æ/ vs /ʌ/ Stress and rhythm Contrastive stress /iː/ vs /ɪ/ Question intonation
13:45 – 14:45
Project Workshop
Introduction of the week’s presentation: a company profile Vocabulary expansion. Mindmapping ideas and allocating roles Focus on scripting and visuals; integrating visuals with script, embedding cues in visuals, etc. Presentation rehearsal and feedback. Focus on pronunciation Presentation to the rest of the school (videoed)

Presentation feedback (using the recording of the video)

14:45 – 15:00 Afternoon Tea Afternoon Tea Afternoon Tea Afternoon Tea Afternoon Tea
15:00 – 16:00
Critical Analysis Workshop
Discussion and case study regarding cultural misunderstandings Reading and discussion regarding social etiquette in different countries Reading and discussion regarding cultural biases Reading and discussion about what makes a successful international team Reading and discussion about what makes a successful international leader
16:00 – 17:00
Spoken Assertiveness Workshop
Discussing foods and traditions from your countries Expanding vocabulary and practising giving clear instructions Functional language: at the pub, at the restaurant, at the cafe Debate preparation: the sugar tax Debate focusing on the sugar tax. Language feedback