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The first new title to joing the Campaign series in 2006 is Campaign 1 Grammar practice. This is the ideal grammar reference and practice books for students who need to use English in a military context. Designed for students studying at elementary level, it can be used both in the classroom and for self study.
Military English Course Wins British Council Innovation Award
Campaign, a new English course for the Military published by Macmillan Education, has won an ‘Elton’ at the 2005 British Council ELT Innovation Awards. The winners were announced at a ceremony at the beautiful Delfina Gallery in London on 3rd March 2005.
The British Council ELT Innovation Awards are offered to outstanding new language learning resources which use innovative ideas to help learners of English to achieve their goals. This is the third year of the awards, which were introduced to mark the 70th anniversary of the British Council.
At the ceremony the author Simon Mellor-Clark and publisher David Riley received the award from Scott Thornbury and Catherine Walter who commended Campaign as ‘an admirable example of an Innovation Award winner’. Simon Mellor-Clark thanked the team who have contributed to Campaign and the judges for the recognition of military English teaching.
John Whitehead, Head of English Language Teaching at the British Council said:
“Campaign is making a major impact on the British Council’s Peacekeeping English programme, which enables international peacekeepers to communicate more effectively with each other in troublespots across the globe. By helping them to keep the peace Campaign is helping to save lives and is a worthy Elton winner.'
This is the second award for Campaign following the prestigious HRH The Duke of Edinburgh ESU English Language Award, 2004.
wins HRH The Duke of Edinburgh ESU English Language Award for
Campaign has won
the prestigious HRH The Duke of Edinburgh ESU English Language Award
The publishing team received the award from HRH The Duke of Edinburgh
at a ceremony at Buckingham Palace on Wednesday 24th November 2004.
Simon Mellor-Clark, author of
Campaign is thrilled to receive the award: ‘I'm delighted
about the award. I think Campaign
is an important step forward in ESP materials - for its teachability,
syllabus and methodology. For me, the award validates the approach
that we've taken and is a recognition of the fantastic work done
by the writers on the team, the publisher and editors - especially
Louis Harrison, the project manager - and the designers.’
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Campaign has also
been short-listed by the British Council for the 2005 Innovation
The British Council Innovation Awards are offered to outstanding
new language-learning resources which use innovative ideas to help
learners of English to achieve their goals. These awards were launched
to mark the 70th anniversary in 2004 of the British Council.
The winners of the 2005 Innovation Awards will be announced at
a ceremony at the Delfina Gallery in London on 3rd March 2005.
reveals the new recruit in the Campaign series
Dictionary of Military Terms is joining the ranks of the
Campaign series, a
new range of coursebooks for teaching English to personnel deployed
on military and peacekeeping operations.
“The ideal dictionary for anyone involved
in teaching English
to the military or armed police forces.”
The CAMPAIGN Dictionary of
Military Terms, based on the Peter Collin Publishing Dictionary
of Military Terms, provides clear definitions of over 6,000
British, American and international military vocabulary.
The entries cover a comprehensive range of topics relating to the
three services including subjects such as rank, organisation and
training, operations in the field, logistics, radio communications,
and some of the more common vehicles and equipment currently in
use. New terms used by the media in reporting on recent conflicts
and wordlists from Campaign
levels 1 & 2 are also included such as: bioterrorism, e-bomb,
Gulf War Syndrome, WMD, and many more.
Entries show phonetic transcription, grammatical categories, style
and usage information, and clear example sentences to show how terms
are used in context. ‘Comment’ boxes give extra usage,
cultural and encyclopaedic information.
The CAMPAIGN Dictionary of
Military Terms will be an indispensable addition to any
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author Simon Mellor Clark
recently went to MLI (Military Language Institute) in the United
Arab Emirates where teachers are going to be using Campaign 1 from
September. If you'd like to know about teaching the military in
Abu Dhabi, visit http://www.mli.ac.ae.
spent two weeks in Serbia acting as a trainer and facilitator on
a two-week teacher-training course for military teachers from twelve
countries. The course was organised by James Sutherland Smith, the
(Peacekeeping English Project) manager in Serbia & Montenegro,
and the objective of the course was 'to introduce participants to
Campaign as a core course book in teaching English
to military personnel'. The course was a great success.
publishes Campaign Military English
‘No single institution can claim
to own the magic formula to guarantee peace. Rather, the way to
provide the greatest possible level of security both to NATO members
and to the wider world is by creating a network of cooperating partners
all with a vested interest in preserving and promoting stability
Christopher Bennett, Editor of NATO
With NATO and UN-led forces taking on increasing responsibility
for security and peacekeeping around the world, more national forces
will need to be trained for international operations. At the heart
of this new era of global cooperation lies communication.
Macmillan’s unique new course, Campaign,
has been specifically developed for the armed forces who need to
learn English for international operations, including peacekeeping,
humanitarian assistance and training exercises. It has been written
according to NATO’s STANAG language profile, and the entire
text of the course has been independently vetted by officers from
the American, British, French and Spanish armies. Campaign
has also been extensively piloted by teachers involved in the British
Council’s Peacekeeping English Project.
The topics range from explaining missions and military technology
to giving directions and social conversations, and are drawn from
a wide variety of authentic military contexts, including the US
and the UK, NATO and the UN. Campaign is intended to suit both intensive
and year-long courses, and the target language is immediately transferable
to any military situation.
Simon Mellor-Clark has been
working in the field of English Language Teaching for 17 years.
For the last 10 he has been a teacher with the Spanish Military
and is the Founder and Director of Mission English, a private language
school specialising in Military English. Yvonne
Baker de Altamirano is a member of the Institute of
Linguists, with an M.Ed in English Language Teaching. She has 14
years’ experience with the Spanish army at the Infantry School,
Toledo and the General Military Academy, Zaragoza.
For more information or a press pack, please contact Lizzie Stephenson
at Macmillan Education on 01865 405789 or via email: firstname.lastname@example.org