When I started teaching for STANAG 6001 exams back in 2005, I realised that there were few sources that could help me.
I remember one scene. We were walking along a path in the park for a placement test organised in another building. It was a nice, warm autumn day. And I can still recall the shock when a more experienced teacher told me that if I wanted materials for STANAG 6001 exams, I had to create my own.
Since that day I’ve been working with people who want to pass the exam, but experience the same problem:
… no materials.
What did I do?
I started creating my own materials.
I’ve written a book because as an instructor teaching the STANAG 6001 courses, I experienced one major problem – the lack proper teaching materials that would match my students needs.
I started the blog, because people often asked me questions about the STANAG 6001 exam and I decided to answer them on the blog so that YOU too could make use of my knowledge and experience.
Have you been there too?
Have you already done all the past papers available online?
Have you asked English teachers to check your writing, and they didn’t know what the rules were?
Have you had enough of losing time to look for materials which don’t match your needs after all?
What if I told you that you don’t have to do it anymore?
I had a student who wanted to learn STANAG 6001 L3 writing.
He would ask many questions and I realised that what he needed were templates and models to help him see what the L3 reports, memos and letters could or should look like.
He needed ready to use, fill-in sentences to start his paragraphs and organise ideas.
And that’s how the StanagExpert Writing 3 TOOLKIT ebook came to life.
Now, the e-book is available for purchase.
What will you learn?
– the exam format (time limit, types of tasks, number of words and points);
– marking criteria (what it takes for a text to be positively and negatively assessed);
– formal vs informal style differences (with examples);
– formal equivalents of common words (a table with 100+ items);
– an extensive list of linking words (100), with their functions (11) and example sentences;
– how to structure a paragraph, with sample paragraphs from an e-mail/letter, memo, and report;
– how to write e-mails/letters, with a universal e-mail/letter template (opening sentences for every paragraph), greetings and sign-offs; the structure of e-mail/letter paragraphs (fill-in opening, body
and closing sentences for different paragraph functions, such as asking for information, complaining) + a sample letter;
– how to write a memo, with a universal memo template (opening sentences for every paragraph); the structure of memo paragraphs (fill-in sentences organising ideas within a paragraph depending
on its function, such as informing, suggesting, analysing) + a sample memo;
– how to write a report, with a universal report template (opening sentences for every paragraph); the structure of report paragraphs (fill-in opening, body and closing sentences for different paragraph
functions, such as comparing, analysing, describing, recommending) + a sample report;
– how to check your own writing with the editing guide in the form of a checklist;