Joint Forces language test
This website is intended to be a collection of useful material for those who wish to take the English language proficiency exam according to the Stanag 6001 language descriptors.
All the materials found in this website have been collected both on the web or provided by native English Language teachers with experience of the Stanag 6001.
STANAG 6001 does not impose on NATO members any particular form of the military English exams. Therefore, each country has developed its own national way of dealing with STANAG 6001 exams.
The JFLT exam is used by Italian Armed Forces and it is designed to verify its personnels’ skills in Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing in 4 separate tests. All the examination papers are designed exclusively for the military exams and there is no possibility to validate other certificates or diplomas as in some other NATO countries. Read More…
Other countries approach the exam in a different way. For instance, Greece does not organize military exams in a foreign language but simply validates other certificates. As an example, TOEFL certificate is the preferred one in the Greek Armed Forces. Depending on the exam score, a soldier is given the corresponding level certificate according to STANAG 6001.
STANAG 6001 – Language proficiency levels
The language proficiency skills are broken down into six levels coded 0 through 5. In general terms, skills may be defined as follows:
Level 0 – No proficiency
Level 1 – Survival
Level 2 – Functional
Level 3 – Professional
Level 4 – Expert
Level 5 – Highly-articulate native
LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY PROFILE
Language proficiency profiles will be recorded using a sequence of 4 digits, with plus indicators (+) if/when applicable, to represent the four language skill areas, and those skills will be listed in the following sequence:
Skill L – Listening
Skill S – Speaking
Skill R – Reading
Skill W – Writing
This four-digit number will be preceded by the code letters SLP to indicate that the profile shown is the Standardised (S) Language (L) Profile (P). (For example: SLP 3321 means level 3 in listening, level 3 in speaking, level 2 in reading and level 1 in writing.)