BMEC trains students to listen, speak, read and write military and general English.
Although the course is not exam-focused, it aims to support student progression from their current NATO STANAG 6001 level to a higher level (SLP 1 to 2, or SLP 2 to 3).
Alongside language training, students gain a wider understanding of British culture through classroom-based lessons and cultural trips.
BMEC develops the English language skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing up to the relevant STANAG proficiency level for the course
- military English vocabulary
- war gaming
- preparing and participating in discussion and group presentations
- attracts military personnel and civilian defence staff from across the globe
- provides a platform on which international relationships can be built
- is a great introduction to military life and culture in the UK
Participants on the January course (SLP2-3) are expected to have IELTS 5 or equivalent.
Participants on the September course (SLP1-2) are expected to have IELTS 4 or equivalent.
Talk to your UK Defence Attaché or IDT for application deadlines.
Students are assessed on completion of the course using the NATO STANAG 6001 language proficiency framework.