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Back to Basics at the Swedish National Defence College October 2012 Ingrida Leimanis Agenda The Swedish National Defence College Foreign Languages Section College students Officer Programme Staff Training Advance Staff Training 3 compendiums 2012-10-20 The Swedish National Defence College

Stockholm City 2012-10-20 Karlberg Castle The Foreign Languages Section Our mission Provide relevant language training to officer students within the framework of their military studies. 2012-10-20 NAVY

2012-10-20 College Students Officer Programme: 6 terms of military English. Graduate as 2nd lieutenants. Staff Training: 1-2 terms of military English. Graduate as majors. Advanced Staff Training: 2 terms of military English for majors amd major equivalents. 2012-10-20 Swedish Introductory Module -Term 1 Grounded Theory

Quantative method Evaluation Methods Conflict Analysis Literary Source Des Sta criptiv tisti e cs Rese a

Desi rch gn Measureme nt 2012-10-20 Qualitative Research Methods Fundam entals of Methodo logy 3 Compendiums

MILITARY ENGLISH OP 1215 (220) - Compendium Swedish National Defence College Advanced Staff Training 12-14 ENGLISH LANGUAGE TRAINING 2012-10-20 Swedish National Defence College Advanced Staff Training 12-14 ENGLISH LANGUAGE TRAINING Learning Objective 1 Develop the ability to independently discuss key

concepts in the course literature in English to facilitate OP ST AST effective effective effective negotiations interaction with negotiation and discussions international with with colleagues. international international colleagues. colleagues.

2012-10-20 Learning Objective 2 Develop the ability to use the correct terminology in spoken and written communication using OP ST AST professional professional professional military military genres military genres genres. associated with associated with staff work. staff work.

2012-10-20 Learning Objective 3 OP Develop the ability to lead small working groups through English in professional contexts that require mastery of effective military language for both written and spoken communications. 2012-10-20

ST Develop the ability to lead small working groups through English in staff work and other professional contexts that require the effective use of military language. AST Develop and lead working groups through English in staff work and other professional contexts

that require mastery of effective military language. Common features Listening: authentic passages Reading: meaningful material Speaking: focus on context and fluency Writing: professional requirements, lexical activities,some grammar 2012-10-20 Compendium Contents

Officer Programme 1.Military Vocabulary 2. Writing Composing and planning an outline 3. Writing Transitions and linking phrases 4. Writing - effective paragraphs 5. Presenting Information and Briefings 2012-10-20

Staff Training Advanced Staff Training 1. Military Writing 2. Presenting Information, Military Briefings 1. E-mail An Introduction 2. Correspondence Role-Play 3. Presenting Information, Military

Briefings 4. Cohesion in Writing 5. Writing Effective Paragraphs 6. Seminars 3. Military Staff Work 4. Organisation of Headquarters

5. Staff Officers Top Tips and Leadership Setting Personal Goals Discuss with a partner: What makes someone a good communicator when using English in the context of working and studying in the military? Decide which of the following are most important, rank the top 5. Write an email to your teacher at the end of the lesson saying what 5 areas you would like to improve during this course. 2012-10-20

OP compendium thematic vocabulary Counterinsurgency counter insurgency campaign insurgents neutral majority hostile minority intensity of effort means active minority 2012-10-20 Tactics strategic base conventional military tactics

political machine rational programs OP compendium listening Clausewitz Trinity Theory The following words sometimes have more than one meaning and we require the whole context to understand them. Before listening to an extract, in which the words in the left column occur, see if you can match them with the contextual explanations given in the column on the right. Now Listen to an extract from the BBC Radio 4 programme In Our Time in which Melvyn Bragg discusses Clausewitzs trinity theory with leading British War Studies Professors. 2012-10-20

OP compendium discussion Discussion Clausewitz's magnum opus On War, first published in 1832, is commonly regarded as the most important book about military theory ever written. How do you think it is still relevant today? Galulas theory is almost 50 years old. How is it relevant to todays counterinsurgencies and small wars? 2012-10-20 ST Compendium briefing skills Types of Military Briefings There are 4 types of military briefing. Match the type with its description.

Work in pairs. Each pair should choose one heading and prepare to present a short set of dos and donts under the heading chosen. Preparation, and organization Delivery Language Each of these should include at least 3 items. 2012-10-20 ST Compendium briefings You have been asked to brief a new unit on one of the themes below. You have 10 minutes to think about what you would like to say and the objective is to reflect on some of the aspects discussed and to put them into practice. Support Unit cohesion Leadership qualities

You should prepare about 3 main points and use transition phrases to structure your briefing. You do not need to prepare any visuals. Listeners should take notes and ask questions after the briefer has spoken. 2012-10-20 AST Compendium seminar techniques Rate yourself on your ability to take part in seminars in English, highlight 3 areas you would like to improve. I am a reflective listener and can respond to discussions by asking open questions that invite others contributions. I can interrupt others politely and acknowledge their contributions respectfully. I can clearly show comparisons between

concepts 2012-10-20 AST Compendium seminar techniques Functional phrases Showing agreement/disagreement, adding, sequencing, conceding and referring to previously made points etc. When developing an argument, it is good to show that you have considered different points of view, including those that are contrary to your own arguments, can compare and contrast and balance ideas etc. Paired expressions

On the one hand .. In theory Under normal circumstances .. In the short term 2012-10-20 Conclusions Compendiums not too comprehensive Students prefer a compendium Compendiums have clear objectives Students can see the big picture Teachers more confident Teachers have opportunities to elaborate 2012-10-20

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