The Status of English in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Claire is delighted to announce the publication of ‘The Status of English in Bosnia and Herzegovina‘ in which she has a chapter entitled ‘Military English Matters’. The book explores the widespread adoption of English and its effects on a nation recovering from war from a number of perspectives, such as policy, teacher training, assessment, textbook publishing, interpreting and translating. Claire’s chapter is a consideration of the importance of English from a military perspective. She examines NATO’s influence on the growth of English in Armed Forces of Bosnia and Herzegovina and describes the current system for delivering English language training to military personnel and for testing their levels of proficiency. The chapter also provides an account from the students’ perspective as to how they perceive the role of English in relation to their work.