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BILC ConferenceReport of the Steering Committee Athens 2008
Follow-on from 2007 1a. Canada was asked to finalize the revised section of the BILC Constitution and Rules of Procedure. Accomplished
2007 1b. The BILC Secretary requests the following VCN: listening items by 15 July; additional reading items to increase the item pool (ongoing request); NATO topics and tasks for the writing test (ongoing request.) Still ongoing.
2007 1c. The CM will brief the NTG on the proposed STANAG 6001, Edition 3 and will forward the reformatted document for coordination and approval. Presentation to NTG and reformatting of document accomplished. Coordination with NSA on STANAG 6001 Edition 3 is ongoing.
Mandate • Professional Seminar • Annual Conference
NTG/JSSG Tasks Continue conducting Language Training Assessments Continue conducting Language Testing Seminars
NTG/JSSG Tasks Complete the development of the BILC Benchmark Advisory Test (BAT) and begin test administrations to assist nations with standardising their national STANAG 6001 tests against the benchmark
NTG/JSSG Tasks Submit the STANAG 6001, Edition 3 to the NATO Standardisation Agency Passed with two abstentions
NTG/JSSG Tasks • Investigate the possibility of running Central NATO courses aimed at teaching Military English to English instructors drawn from ISAF Contributing Nations.
Transition of Secretariat The new Secretariat will continue addressing the mandate and tasks assigned to it: LTA, LTS, BAT, ISAF, STANAG ed 3 Seminar, Conference
JSSG Steering Committee Chair Secretariat Senior Advisor Secretary Deputy Sect’y Testing Assessment Associate Secretaries