What components are there?
The Student’s Book contains 14 units, each
containing 7 sections. Each unit can be divided into nine 50 to
60 minute classes with both sections E and G providing two classes
each. At the end of each class, students will see a practical result.
Key vocabulary and target language is regularly recycled throughout
the book and there are two tests to assess progress.
The Class Audio CDs provide 140 minutes’
listening material. Listening activities are as authentic as possible
with listening task-types relating to military situations including
walkie-talkies and radio transmissions, army briefings, telephone
conversations and news programmes in addition to more general listening
The Workbook with Audio CD Pack provides
approximately 80 hours of consolidation material for self study.
The units are extensions of the units in the Student’s Book,
providing further exposure to the grammar points and key lexis.
It also contains two progress tests.
The Teacher’s Book provides
a full answer key, teaching notes and tapescripts. It features background
briefings on aspects of military life and includes notes on teaching
in a military context. It does not contain tests but there are plans
for a CD of editable tests
What is STANAG 6001?
STANAG stands for Standardized
6001 is the number relating to language proficiency levels.
It is a scale created by NATO to measure language proficiency within
the forces. It is not an examination.
To provide the NATO forces with a table describing language proficiency
Participating nations have agreed to adopt the table of language
proficiency levels for the purpose of:
a. meeting language requirements for international staff appointments
b. comparing national standards through a standardized table.
The proficiency skills are broken down into five levels coded 1
through to 5. In general terms, skills may be defined as follows:
Level 1: Elementary
Level 2: Fair (Limited working)
Level 3: Good (Minimum professional)
Level 4: Very Good (Full professional)
Level 5: Excellent (Native/bilingual)
LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY PROFILE
Language proficiency is recorded with a profile of 4 digits indicating
the specific skills in the following order:
Skill A (L) Listening
Skill B (S) Speaking
Skill C (R) Reading
Skill D (W) Writing
This number of 4 digits is preceded by the code letters SLP (PLS
in French) which indicates that the profile shown is the Standardized
(S) Language (L) Profile (P).
(Example: ‘SLP 3321’ means level 3 in listening, level
3 in speaking, level 2 in reading and level 1 in writing)
How many levels will there be, and when are they
Campaign 1 is aimed at False Beginners,
taking them to exit-level SLP 2121, a level approximately equivalent
to the Council of Europe’s A2+ Waystage.
Campaign 2 is designed to take
students from SLP 2121 to exit-level SLP 3232, approximately equivalent
to the Council of Europe’s B1+ Threshold.
Campaign 3 is designed to take
students from SLP 3232 to exit-level SLP 3333, approximately equivalent
to the Council of Europe’s B2+ Vantage.
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Is Campaign suitable for intensive courses?
Campaign has been specifically
designed to cater for typical English courses in military environments.
Its modular approach is intended to suit both intensive and year-long
Campaign Book 1 provides approximately
200 hours’ teaching material with 120 hours’ material
in the Student’s Book and 80
hours’ material in the Workbook.
There are 14 units. Each unit is organised into 7 sections: each
section of the Student’s Book provides approximately one hour
of material; each unit of the Workbook provides a further 40 minutes
consolidation material ideal for self-study.
Can a teacher with little or no military English
experience use Campaign?
Campaign is very teacher-friendly
with clear step-by-step instructions and traditional methodology.
The ESP content is accessible to teachers with little military
The Student’s Book is supported
by a Teacher’s Book with lots
of additional information about the military and advice for teachers
teaching military English.
Can military personnel with little or no teaching
experience use Campaign?
The lessons in Campaign follow
a logical structure and are clearly signposted; ideal for teachers
with little or no teaching experience.
The Teacher’s Book offers a
great deal of support with step-by-step instruction, recommendations,
and suggestions for approaching each unit.
How Does Campaign deal with British and American
Campaign deals with International
English; it is not specifically British English or American English
but the differences between them are highlighted in ‘World
English’ boxes which crop up throughout the book.