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Artilerijos enciklopedinis žodynas / Encyclopedic Dictionary of Artillery

Date of Publication

2004

Target Group

Lecturers
Students

Domain Area

Military Service

Learning Scenario

Autonomous learning

Target Language

English
Lithuanian

Language of Instruction

Lithuanian
Any language

CEFR level

C1
C2

Type of Material

Reference resources (online Dictionaries/ grammar guides/phrasebooks)

Linguistic Features

Vocabulary
Prosody

Skills

Speaking
Writing
Reading

Description

Since the day Lithuania became a member of NATO, the armed forces of the country have been coordinating their actions with NATO requirements, which cannot be imagined without the use of missiles and artillery in combat. Due to this reason, infantry officers are expected not only to be able to organize artillery support and share its results, but, in communication, to use standardized NATO terminology. Accurate usage of specific vocabulary will lead to successful performance of military tasks.
The dictionary contains the most typical terms of NATO and the Lithuanian armed forces and provides their detailed explanations. In total, the dictionary comprises 1,500 entries explaining the semantic fields of the concepts of missiles and artillery.
At the end of the dictionary there are two smaller terminology dictionaries of English-Lithuanian and Russian-Lithuanian. They help the language user to find equivalents of the specific terms in English and Russian languages.

Case study

While reading military literature or, in communication, using terminology, students get often exposed to their synonyms or incorrect usage cases. This dictionary assists the language user in finding out the definition of the term, engages and encourages them to use the correct term.

Guidelines

This resource is meant for the national defense officers, lieutenants, sergeants, cadets of the Lithuanian Military Academy as well as everybody who studies or is interested in military studies. The users are encouraged to employ the dictionary as a verification tool while analyzing different military-specific texts.

Review

Category
Rate
Comprehensive approach
Capacity to match the needs of lecturers and students

4

Added value
The provided tangible improvements

3

Motivation enhancement
The capacity to motivate students to improve their language skills

4

Innovation
Effectiveness in introducing innovative, creative and previously unknown approaches to LSP learning

3

Transferability
Measurement of the transferable potential and possibility to be a source of further capitalisation/application for other language projects in different countries

3

Skills assessment and validation
Availability of appropriate tools for lecturers to monitor students’ progress and for students to assess own progress and to reflect on learning

4

Adaptability
Flexibility of the contents and possibilities for the LSP lecturers to adapt the contents to their and to students’ need

4

Usability
Assess the technical usability from the point of view of the lecturer and the student

4

Accessibility
Assess the accessibility from the point of view of the lecturer and the student

4

Comments:
The Encyclopedic Dictionary of Artillery is a good teaching aid to develop students’ Lithuanian as well as English for specific purposes. It is also a relevant tool in class when the terminology of military studies or military equipment are to be explained. In general, this dictionary is meant for self-study to develop one’s literacy in the military field. Comprehensive entries of the dictionary are useful to both teachers and students in exploration of the terms.
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