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Greta Keremidchieva (ITEA-2013)

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Nov. 25, 2013
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Greta Keremidchieva (ITEA-2013)

  1. An Online Course for Enhancing Interoperability in NATO Staff Work Greta Keremidchieva National Defense Academy, Sofia, Bulgaria
  2. ELTEC ENGLISH LANGUAGE TRAINING ENHANCEMENT COURSE
  3. Introducing ELTEC • • • • • • Background Course objectives Course structure Topics and activities Modes of use Where to find
  4. Background • Language training needs • Proposed solution: an ADL course to supplement the national military language training capabilities • Multinational team • Needs analysis • Tool for development
  5. Course Objectives • Enhance communication skills related to NATO staff work • Build language competence and confidence to participate in meetings
  6. Course structure Military Briefings Oral Communication Phone calls -Vocabulary -Dealing with phone messages -Appointments -Driving/walking directions Written Communication Types of correspondence Writing rules Military letters Emails NATO documents Types of briefings Getting started Briefing structure Preparing Delivering Questions and answers Participation in Meetings Meeting elements Roles and responsibilities Meeting agendas Opening and introductions Interrupting
  7. Design Considerations • • • • • NATO STANAG 6001 language proficiency scale Task-based approach Authentic NATO content and procedures Variety of self-paced activities and immediate feedback Native and non-native speakers
  8. Learning activities • • • • • Comprehension (listening/reading) Formal/informal Interruptions Questions and answers Emphasis
  9. ELTEC Use • About 2000 users at PfP, NATO, JADL LMS • Local users at the NATO School LMS, BiH PSOTC, NDU at Ukraine, Poland, Romania, Moldova
  10. Access to ELTEC • • • • • PfP ILIAS: pfp.ethz.ch ACT web site: act.nato.int SCORM package CD/web version May be used by module, to support language practice, for self-study and in blended mode
  11. Thank you for your attention
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