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Certificate in Teaching Military English

Certificate in Teaching Military English

One of many strands of ESP (English for Specific Purposes), Military English is a complex area that can, at first glance, be intimidating for teachers and trainers. This practical self-directed course is aimed at teachers wishing to teach or train participants from military forces or in roles connected to defence or the military.

Learning Hours

6 hours.

Course Objectives

1. To understand what forms Military English might take
2. To consider the contexts in which it might be taught or trained, who our trainees might be and their motivations.
3. To know how levels may be measured in Military English and to understand the workings of NATO STANAG 6001.
4. To develop competences for teaching language skills and systems in Military English.
5. To understand the role of carrier content and real content in Military English classes.

Who Should Study the Certificate in Teaching Military English?

The course will appeal to English language teachers and trainers who are interested in teaching Military English or teaching in military contexts.

Course Content

The course has the following content:
• Military English and ESP
• The three broad categories of Military English
• Who are our students / trainees and what are their motivations?
• Levels and NATO STANAG 6001
• Carrier vs. real content in Military English
• Grammar and skills in Military English
• Published resources
• Trips and excursions
• Functional communication
• Leadership and intercultural communication


The course is assessed by a short assignment involving preparation of a training session focused on Military English


£69 (GBP) / €79 (EUR) including course materials, assessment and certification.

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