Train the Trainer for English Language Instructors - TTT

Defence Centre for Languages and Culture
International Engagement
4 weeks - residential

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About this course

This course is an opportunity for non-native English language instructors working in defence to improve their teaching and testing skills.

Areas covered include classroom management, teaching methodologies, exploiting materials, and best practice for NATO STANAG 6001 English language assessments.  Participants have the chance to carry out experimental practice and observe lessons taking place on the British Military English Course.
Participants are not formally assessed, but continuous feedback is given when peer-teaching practice occurs.

This is a 4-week course, delivered in February each year.

What you will learn

  • Techniques for teaching reading, writing, listening and speaking
  • Techniques for teaching vocabulary, grammar and pronunciation 
  • Ways of exploiting material
  • Classroom management
  • Ways of promoting student autonomy
  • Principles of assessment
  • Advanced grammar/vocabulary for teachers’ own level of English

How will this course help my career?

You will leave the course with new materials to use, new techniques to try out and increased confidence as an English language instructor.

You will be able to access ongoing professional support from English Language Wing at the Defence Academy of the United Kingdom.

Before you attend

Participants are expected to have at least NATO-STANAG Level 3 or IELTS 6.5 in terms of their own language competence, together with at least a year’s experience teaching English in the defence context.

Can I attend this course?

This course is suitable for the following type(s) of applicant.
  • Internationals
Non-native military or civilian English language instructors working outside the UK.

How will I learn?

Blended Learning