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Modern methods of teaching english for military purposes

I. Rebrii
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Description: The article deals with the different modern methods of teaching English for special purposes and presents current language teaching methodologies and practices for military contexts with a focus on developing speaking, writing, listening and reading. The article elaborates on a number of relevant issues such as STANAG requirements as to educational levels; language proficiency and skills; teachers’ instructions and classroom activities monitoring. The most popular teaching models were described, as well as their advantages and disadvantages. Within STANAG recommendations, teachers’ main aim is to develop and improve both students’ language proficiency level and their language competence. Since the focus of this paper ways of the above mentioned task solution were considered. The best way to realise the task is to increase classroom speaking and pay more attention to fluency, to develop the ability to communicate an intended message, or to affect, the listener or interlocutor in the way that is intended by the speaker, to adjust the message according to the responses of the listener or interlocutor, to construct coherent utterances and stretches of speech, to respond and to speak without hesitation, to use strategies such as simplification, circumlocution and gesture to aid communication when the speaker may not have access to the vocabulary or grammar which would normally be appropriate.


Keywords: English for special purposes, language proficiency, skills, teaching models

Reference:
Rebrii, I.M. (2018), “Suchasni metody navchannia anhliiskoi movy dlia viiskovykh potreb” [Modern methods of teaching english for military purposes], Scientific Works of Kharkiv National Air Force University, Vol. 1(55), pp. 180-184. https://doi.org/10.30748/zhups.2018.55.25.