The Indonesian English for Peacekeeping Project was established in November 2012 and is based at the Indonesian National Defence Forces Peacekeeping Centre (PMPP TNI) in Bogor, Indonesia. The project’s aims are:
- To support Indonesia’s development of a regional centre of excellence for the training of UN Peacekeepers.
- To raise the language levels of Indonesian defence force personnel so that they can effectively participate in United Nations Peacekeeping operations that use English as their working language.
- To establish a long term sustainable English language training system in conjunction with the Peacekeeping centre and Indonesian Military language schools throughout the country.
- To develop the English language training system based on specialised syllabi, self-access study facilities, a purpose designed testing system and a range of teacher training opportunities.
English has a number of key roles to play in the Indonesian security forces and on peacekeeping operations. Its primary role is to facilitate interoperability with other international forces on UN missions, and to improve the effectiveness of peace support operations. A capacity in English is also crucial for soldiers to enable them to communicate better with civilians while on deployment.
The project is funded by the United Kingdom Ministry of Defence. English for Peacekeeping is managed by the British Council within Indonesia. It has a joint PMPP TNI / UK steering group made up of key project stakeholders.
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1st ELT Indonesia International Conference
ENGLISH FOR UNIFORMED FORCES
June 26 – 28, 2013
Hosted by the Indonesian National Defence Forces Peacekeeping Center, the 1st ELT Indonesia International Conference ‘English for Uniformed Forces’ in June will be the first of its kind. The conference will be jointly funded between the UK Ministry of Defence (UK MOD), the International Criminal Investigative Training Assistance Program (ICITAP - US Department of Justice) and the Language Fellow Program (US Department of State).
The theme of the conference is English as a language of mission and security in military and police action. The conference will explore the design, development and delivery of materials for English language training for uniformed forces who serve domestically and internationally.
We welcome presentations and workshops from all ELT professionals working in the field of language training and education for the military or the police. Not only do we wish to explore English language teaching for uniformed forces in Indonesia but also in Asia and throughout the world as a whole. Our goal is to open the way for in-depth discussions, debates and the sharing of ideas that will lead to more enlightened classroom practices for the benefit of all language learners.
The 1st ELT Indonesia International Conference English for Uniformed Forces aims to:
- serve as a practical workshop for practicing English language teachers working with the Military and Police; foster discussions, reflections and networks to assist professionals in English language teaching communities;
- act as policy forum for professionals working in Military and Police training and language education, with a view to strengthen international networks in this area;
- investigate opportunities for collaborative materials development and potential establishment of an open shared digital resource for professionals in the field.
To find out more about this project or the conference in June, please contact English for Peacekeeping Project Manager: Colm at firstname.lastname@example.org