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Terminology Problems and Language Preparation at the University of Defence

Abstract:

This essay presents the development of opinions on the role of language training of students and learners of foreign language (officer candidates) within the development of speech and understanding capabilities in recent years. It analyses the ratio of general and special languages at military system of language preparation. Increased attention is paid to the acquisition of the so-called special competencies. The article also mentions the activities of educators in the field of terminology. The most stimulating and demanding is a stress upon professional communication at magisterial stages of university education. In conclusion, further trends in given areas are emphasized. The article was written to mark 10th anniversary of the first terminology conference in defence sector and joining the Czech Republic into standardization process that took place at Defence University Brno.

Dr. Jana Kozílková, born in 1951. She graduated from the Philosophical Faculty of Palacky University in Olomouc in the field of German and Russian languages. In the years 1975-1991 she worked there as an assistant professor in the Department of Russian Studies. From September 1991 has acted in military education sphere. From 1993 she led the Department of Languages at the Military College of the Land Forces in Vyškov where in 1997-2004 she was Vice-Rector for International Relations. Later, she acted as the Vice-Dean for External Relations and Development at the Faculty of Economics and Management and director of Language Trainings Centre of the University of Defense in Brno. She is the author of nearly 100 publications in the field of comparative linguistics, methodology of teaching foreign languages. She performed at numerous international conferences and seminars in Poland, Germany, Austria, Bulgaria or Slovakia.

Country: Czech Republic

23/11/2009

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