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English: the language of the skies

 

INTERNATIONAL CIVIL AVIATION ENGLISH ASSOCIATION

supporting the use of English for aviation safety

English: the language of the skies

 

INTERNATIONAL CIVIL AVIATION ENGLISH ASSOCIATION

supporting the use of English for aviation safety

English: the language of the skies

INTERNATIONAL CIVIL AVIATION ENGLISH ASSOCIATION
supporting the use of English for aviation safety

AZORES WORKSHOP UPDATE

Aviation English Training for Operational Personnel

‘Meeting the language training needs of pilots and air traffic controllers’

Santa Maria Island, The Azores – 29th & 30th April, 2016

During the 2-day program, attendees joined presentations on key topics and participated in interactive workshops. The exchange of ideas and experiences was lively and enthusiastic. As a result of feedback from participants that this was one of ICAEA’s most successful and practically useful recent events, we are planning similar format workshops in the future.

ICAEA is very grateful to all our sponsors who did much to ensure the success of the event – especially our hosts – APPLA (Associação de Pilotos Portugueses de Linha Aérea) and SATA Airlines Training Centre.

To see materials from the Presentations & Workshops, login and and go to the Member Area.

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INTERNATIONAL CIVIL AVIATION ENGLISH ASSOCIATION

supporting the use of English for aviation safety

Our Aims

Our Activities

Who we are

Awareness
raise awareness of the role of English in aviation safety, service quality and industry efficiency

Events
organise an annual program of regional forums and practical, interactive workshops

Non-Profit
established in Europe 1991 as a worldwide, non-partisan, non-profit association

Best Practice
promote best practices in ELP training and testing in all sectors of the aviation industry

Representation
attend industry conferences to provide input on ELP standards and recommended practices

Board
managed and overseen by a volunteer Board of industry and language experts

Cooperation
provide a non-commercial platform for the sharing of expertise, experience and news

Projects
support projects that harmonise accepted global standards in ELP training and testing

Membership
350+ registered Members (operations, training, linguistics) from 75+ countries

FUTURE EVENTS

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ICAEA 18th Forum – 2015
Warsaw

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supported by
University of Warsaw

ICAEA 17th Forum – 2015
Istanbul

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supported by
Turkish Aviation Academy

ICAEA Workshop – 2014
Buenos Aires

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co-supported by
ANAC and CIPE

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Brazil’s Agência Nacional de Aviação Civil (ANAC) has submitted a Working Paper about the Language Proficiency Requirements for discussion at ICAO’s 39th Triennial Assembly in Montreal, 27 September to 7 October, 2016:

The need for revision of Annex 1 Language Proficiency SARPS for Pilots and Air Traffic Controllers

“The adoption of the Annex 1 Language Proficiency Standard and Recommended Practices (SARPs) in 2003 represented a considerable progress towards safer radiotelephony communications. However, applied linguists, language testing scholars and experienced test developers and assessors have identified in the past thirteen years some serious deficiencies in the ICAO language proficiency policy, which may significantly impact safety.

For this reason, experts have recommended that the policy should be reviewed. This paper provides a brief discussion of the main weaknesses identified in the ICAO policy related to the language proficiency requirements for pilots and air traffic controllers (ATCs). It highlights the importance of having a clear definition of the abilities that should be assessed as well as the necessity of native speakers also being formally evaluated on their abilities to use the language effectively and to manage communication successfully.”

from the Executive Summary of ANAC’s Working Paper – August 2016

READ  the complete Working Paper

ICAEA is currently in the process of preparing our 2017 Event Programme. We’d like to know what topics you would like us to focus on next year.

Here are 5 potential themes we’ve compiled. Which are of most interest to you? Let us know!

Potential 2017 Event Themes

1.  Aviation English Curriculum

To further explore key topics raised at the 2016 Workshop in the Azores.

2.  Washback

Looking at the effect that both the LPRs and LPR testing have had on training, perceptions and attitudes 10+ years after the launch of the ICAO LPRs.

3.  Communication as a Human Factor 

How communication depends not only on an individual’s ELP but also their awareness of others’ levels, and so involves language accommodation, modification, negotiation strategies and joint construction of meaning.

4.  Other Professions

Developing the language skills and competencies of aviation personnel other than pilots and controllers.

5.  Operational Language Needs

Identifying real-world language needs of aviation personnel for incorporation into language training and testing.


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Aviation English Training for Operational Personnel

“Meeting the language training needs of pilots and air traffic controllers”

Santa Maria Island, The Azores
29th-30th April, 2016

During the 2-day program, attendees joined presentations on key topics and participated in interactive workshops. The exchange of ideas and experiences was lively and enthusiastic. As a result of feedback from participants that this was one of ICAEA’s most successful and practically useful recent events, we are planning similar format workshops in the future.

ICAEA is very grateful to all our sponsors who did much to ensure the success of the event – especially our hosts – APPLA (Associação de Pilotos Portugueses de Linha Aérea) and SATA Airlines Training Centre.

To see materials from the Presentations & Workshops, login and and go to the Member Area.

SEE  the Report

SEE  the Programme

SEE  the Photos

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ICAEA Workshop: The Azores, Portugal – 2016

NEWS

All Posts

Recent ICAEA Activities

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ICAEA 18th Forum: Warsaw, Poland – 2015

ABOUT ICAEA

Awareness
To raise awareness of the role of English in aviation safety, service quality and industry efficiency.

Best Practice
To promote best practices in ELP training and testing in all sectors of the aviation industry.

Cooperation
To provide a non-commercial platform for the sharing of expertise, experience and news.

Events
We organise an annual program of regional forums and practical, interactive workshops.

Representation
We attend industry conferences to provide input on ELP standards and recommended practices.

Projects
We support projects that harmonise accepted global standards in ELP training and testing.

Non-Profit
ICAEA was established in Europe 1991 as a worldwide, non-partisan, non-profit association.

Board
ICAEA is managed and overseen by a volunteer Board of industry and language experts.

Membership
We have 300+ registered Members (operations, training, linguistics) from 75+ countries.

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ICAEA 17th Forum: Istanbul, Turkey – 2015

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ICAEA Workshop: Buenos Aires, Argentina – 2014