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.
Capacity to match the needs of lecturers and students
The provided tangible improvements
The capacity to motivate students to improve their language skills
Effectiveness in introducing innovative, creative and previously unknown approaches to LSP learning
Measurement of the transferable potential and possibility to be a source of further capitalisation/application for other language projects in different countries
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
Flexibility of the contents and possibilities for the LSP lecturers to adapt the contents to their and to students’ need
Assess the technical usability from the point of view of the lecturer and the student
Assess the accessibility from the point of view of the lecturer and the student
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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