Tuesday 14 May
P R E S E N T A T I O N
“Warriors of Tomorrow: Teaching Military Terminology through Film“,
Ms. Agata Jagiello-Tondera, Military University of Technology, Poland
Place: Room F305
Time: 10.30 – 11.15
Description: Communication skills are of the utmost importance in the military milieu. However, successful communication is not only about mastering foreign languages; it is the ability to understand the cultural background of natives. Limitations to a specialist language omitting aspects of culture may give vague impression of successful communication. A language used for military purposes has incredible potency and versatility. Also, the language differences between British and American military register make the language acquisition quite a challenge. Thus, an excellent opportunity for studies arises not only in the area of teaching methods but also in enhancing intercultural competencies of students. Facilitating the process of “military language” acquisition and arousing intellectual and cognitive curiosity through film play an essential role in the cadets’ language learning process. The overall objective of the course is to focus on desirable professional English skills reached throughout the fiction films and documentaries that engage intercultural communication competencies.