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Different exams

What is STANAG 6001 exam

STANAG6001 language examsSince recently I have received many inquires from different countries about exam format and any samples available, I decided to address those concerns and clarify a bit on the possible exam formats.

First of all, please, bear in mind that STANAG 6001 does not impose on NATO memebrs any particular form of the military English exams. Continue reading “Different exams” »

Best books for military English learners

Military reading

You could notice that my site lacks a section called “blogroll” or any of such a type. Instead, to support your self-studies, here is the additional list of the best books to read and the best sites to visit while learning military English.

Course book reviews

Most of the books mentioned below are the books I have already read and thorougly studied. That’s why I have no scruples about recommending it to the military English learners.

1) “Command English” by James Arnold and Robert Sacco. It is the first book featuring military vocabulary I have Command English - a basic military English course bookread in my life. It’s a well recognized and received publication, which thanks to many illustrations enables beginners to familiarize with the military vocabulary. The whole book is divided into 20 units, all of them featuring thematic vocabulary on a particular subject – an area of military life. The book also contains four progress tests, each of them testing 5 subsequent units. To help the reader out with word search there is also a vocabulary list at the end of the book. In this list, you can easily find an unknown word and refer to the proper chapter for its usage. The book was published by Longman – Pearson Education (in 2011 rebranded to Pearson: http://www.pearsoned.com). Pearson no longer offers this book. Continue reading “Best books for military English learners” »

NATO training centres

Education in NATO

Recently I have searched for some specific information on the NATO approach to education of the military personnel. NATO-founded and NATO-sponsored centres of education are nothing new in the history of the Alliance but the recent boom in the training facilities deserves special emphasis. With the multiple Centres of Excellence (COE), these already being operational and those in development, NATO sets up a new standard for international education of the military-related personnel. NATO decided to depart from the concept of NATO-founded and NATO-sponsored facilities and adopted the idea of nationally founded but NATO-accredited centres. Since it is a relatively new idea of the allies it is hard to find any summary or the assessment of the performance of the COEs.

In my search for a summary of educational effort within NATO I was unsuccessful to find any statistics in function of time which would gather all educational (and transformational) NATO effort in one simple chart, report, table, etc. That kind of summary was exactly what I needed for the paper I was working on. So I surfed through different official websites and gathered all information I needed in one table you can see below. Continue reading “NATO training centres” »