INTERNATIONAL CIVIL AVIATION ENGLISH ASSOCIATION

INTERNATIONAL CIVIL AVIATION ENGLISH ASSOCIATION

ENGLISH – THE LANGUAGE OF THE SKIES

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ENGLISH – THE LANGUAGE OF THE SKIES

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ENGLISH – THE LANGUAGE OF THE SKIES

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WEBINAR SERIES #7

Factors affecting real-world pilot and ATC communication -2-

Pilot, ATCO and Linguist interview panel

13.00 – 14.30 UTC
Thurs 8 April, 2021
SEE   PRESENTATION & VIDEO
Moderators: Michael Kay, Neil Bullock, Ana Lucia Monteiro (ICAEA)
Panel: ATCOs Thiago Silva (BR), Yun Ping Chelsea Chen (TW), Peter McCrostie (NZ)
Pilots Christopher Coconnier (UK), Jacqueline Pulido (MX), Krystzof Sysio (PL)
Linguists Markus Bieswanger (DE), Malila Prado (BR)

In this interview panel, we will continue the theme of the January webinar, exploring the issues beyond language proficiency that influence communication outcomes in aeronautical communication. We will analyse a recording of the communications that resulted from an aircraft experiencing problems, and ask our panel of experienced international pilots, controllers and linguists to consider the issues that affected the communication.

This webinar is for anyone interested in aeronautical communication – pilots, controllers, linguists, language instructors, CRM/Human Factors trainers and test developers.

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WEBINAR SERIES #7

Factors affecting real-world pilot and ATC communication -2-

Pilot, ATCO and Linguist interview panel

13.00 – 14.30 UTC
Thurs 8 April, 2021
SEE   PRESENTATION & VIDEO

Moderators:
Michael Kay, Neil Bullock, Ana Lucia Monteiro (ICAEA)

Panel:
ATCOs        Thiago Silva (BR), Yun Ping Chelsea Chen (TW), Peter McCrostie (NZ)
Pilots          Christopher Coconnier (UK), Jacqueline Pulido (MX), Krystzof Sysio (PL)
Linguists    Markus Bieswanger (DE), Malila Prado (BR)

In this interview panel, we continued the theme of the January webinar, exploring the issues beyond language proficiency that influence communication outcomes in aeronautical communication. We analysed a recording of the communications that resulted from an aircraft experiencing problems, and asked our panel of experienced international pilots, controllers and linguists to consider the issues that affected the communication.

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ICAO LPR TEST DESIGN GUIDELINES

New criteria for LPR Test Design

Enhancing the validity and effectiveness of LPR tests

Test Design Guidelines

ICAEA’s Test Design Guidelines establish eight criteria for the design and recognition of valid and effective ICAO LPR tests. The TDGs explain the critical features that are necessary for the alignment of a test with the objectives of the LPRs and best practice in the specific-purpose language assessment of pilots and ATCOs.

The TDGs were produced in response to issues that have emerged since the introduction of the LPRs:

  • to guide interpretation and application of ICAO Document 9835 (2010),
  • to provide a common framework to analyse, evaluate and select LPR tests,
  • thereby promote more uniform implementation of the ICAO LPR standards and foster greater confidence in testing systems, and,
  • to recognise the effects that testing practice can have on test takers and training.

Workshops: Using the Test Design Guidelines

In 2019, ICAEA offered 4 practical workshops in Europe, Asia-Pacific and South America to introduce the TDGs to CAA LPR Focal Points, Airlines & ANSPs, Test Service Providers and other stakeholders.

Supported regionally by ICAO, over 200 participants attended these events which provided opportunities for hands-on familiarisation and discussion of the Guidelines, and the sharing of experience.
Further regional workshops are anticipated, with additional focus on the development of tasks, content and the appropriate use of different item types.

ICAO LPR TEST DESIGN GUIDELINES

EIGHT DESIGN CRITERIA & TEST EVALUATION TOOL

supporting the selection, approval and auditing of LPR tests

SEE   TDG Video Introduction & Objectives
SEE   ICAO LPR Test Design Guidelines
SEE   Workshop Handbook & Presentations

ICAO LPR TEST DESIGN GUIDELINES

New criteria for LPR Test Design

Enhancing the validity and effectiveness of LPR tests

Test Design Guidelines

ICAEA’s Test Design Guidelines establish eight criteria for the design and recognition of valid and effective ICAO LPR tests. The TDGs explain the critical features that are necessary for the alignment of a test with the objectives of the LPRs and best practice in the specific-purpose language assessment of pilots and ATCOs. The TDGs were produced in response to issues that have emerged since the introduction of the LPRs:

  • to guide interpretation and application of ICAO Document 9835 (2010),
  • to provide a common framework to analyse, evaluate and select LPR tests,
  • thereby promote more uniform implementation of the ICAO LPR standards and foster greater confidence in testing systems, and,
  • to recognise the effects that testing practice can have on test takers and training.

Workshops: Using the Guidelines

In 2019, ICAEA offered 4 practical workshops in Europe, Asia-Pacific and South America to introduce the TDGs to CAA LPR Focal Points, Airlines & ANSPs, Test Service Providers and other stakeholders.

Supported regionally by ICAO, over 200 participants attended these events which provided opportunities for hands-on familiarisation and discussion of the Guidelines, and the sharing of experience.

SEE   TDG Video Introduction & Objectives

SEE   ICAO LPR Test Design Guidelines

SEE   TDG Workshop Handbook & Presentations

ICAO LPR TEST DESIGN GUIDELINES

EIGHT DESIGN CRITERIA & TEST EVALUATION TOOL

supporting CAAs, airlines & ANSPs with the selection, approval and auditing of LPR tests

CONFERENCE:  TOKYO 2019

Exploring the Aviation English training needs of:

• Ab-initio Pilots and Air Traffic Controllers, and,

• Aircraft Maintenance Personnel.

WHERE: 8 – 10 May, 2019
WHERE: Hotel The Manhattan
Chiba, Tokyo – Japan

As industry growth and the number of non-native English speaking personnel entering the industry accelerates particularly in the Asia-Pacific region, this conference explored the language proficiency and communications training needs of two important groups of personnel:

  • ab-initio pilots and ATCOs as they prepare for and undergo training to enter the industry, and,
  • aircraft maintenance personnel engaged in all aspects of MRO operations.

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ICAEA’s 2019 Conference comprised Presentations, Q&A Panels, practical Workshops, and a social programme that included a dinner banquet and traditional Japanese Tea Ceremony. With over 100 participants from more than 35 countries, this was ICAEA’s first event in Asia for 7 years. Considering the enthusiasm for the conference and the lively exchange of experiences during sessions, a follow-up event is planned in Asia in the near future.

ICAEA would like to sincerely thank All Nippon Airways (ANA) for its generous support of the conference, and, all the presenters, workshop leaders and delegates for making this one of our most dynamic and engaging recent events.

CONFERENCE:  TOKYO 2019

Exploring the Aviation English training needs of:

• Ab-initio Pilots and Air Traffic Controllers, and,

• Aircraft Maintenance Personnel.

WHERE: 8 – 10 May, 2019
WHERE: Hotel The Manhattan
Chiba, Tokyo – Japan

As industry growth and the number of non-native English speaking personnel entering the industry accelerates particularly in the Asia-Pacific region, this conference explored the language proficiency and communications training needs of two important groups of personnel:

  • ab-initio pilots and ATCOs as they prepare for and undergo training to enter the industry, and,
  • aircraft maintenance personnel engaged in all aspects of MRO operations.

ICAEA MEMBERS
SEE    PRESENTATIONS
SEE    PROGRAMME
SEE    GALLERY
JOIN ICAEA TODAY
Connect with 800+ members from 75+ countries worldwide
MORE    INFORMATION

ICAEA’s 2019 Conference comprised Presentations, Q&A Panels, practical Workshops, and a social programme that included a dinner banquet and traditional Japanese Tea Ceremony.

With over 100 participants from more than 35 countries, this was ICAEA’s first event in Asia for 7 years. Considering the enthusiasm for the conference and the lively exchange of experience and views during sessions, a follow-up event is planned in Asia in the near future.

ICAEA would like to sincerely thank All Nippon Airways (ANA) for its generous support of the conference, and, all the presenters, workshop leaders and delegates for making this one of our most dynamic and engaging recent events.

SUPPORTING THE USE OF ENGLISH FOR AVIATION SAFETY

Our Aims

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.

Our Activities

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

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

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

Who we are

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

Board
Managed and developed by a volunteer Board of industry and language representatives.

Membership
800+ registered Members (operations, assessors, training, linguistics) from 75+ countries.

PAST EVENTS

Would your organisation like to host an ICAEA event?

Conference:  Daytona Beach 2018

hosted by
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

Workshop:  Dubrovnik 2017

hosted by
Croatia Control Ltd

Workshop:  The Azores 2016

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co-hosted by
APPLA and Azores Airlines

Forum:  Istanbul 2015

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hosted by
Turkish Aviation Academy

Show your support for aviation safety by helping ICAEA promote English language standards within the industry. Contact us at:  events@icaea.aero

MEMBERSHIP

Join 800+ registered Members from 75+ countries worldwide

ICAEA invites aviation professionals and other industry stakeholders to join us in promoting best practices in the use, training and testing of English in civil aviation.

Member Professions

Operational Personnel

  • Pilots & ATCOs
  • Cabin Crew
  • MRO Personnel

ELP Professionals

  • Test & Curriculum Developers
  • Examiners, Raters & Trainers
  • Researchers
  • Training Managers & Administrators

Other

  • CAA Representatives
  • Industry Organisations
  • Other SMEs

PAST EVENTS

Would your organisation like to host an ICAEA event?

Conference:  Daytona Beach 2018

hosted by
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

Workshop:  Dubrovnik 2017

hosted by
Croatia Control Ltd

Workshop:  The Azores 2016

host_azores

co-hosted by
APPLA and Azores Airlines

Forum:  Istanbul 2015

host_istanbul

hosted by
Turkish Aviation Academy

Show your support for aviation safety by helping ICAEA promote English language standards within the industry. Contact us at:  events@icaea.aero

MEMBERSHIP

Join 800+ registered Members from 75+ countries worldwide

Join us in promoting best practices in the use, training and testing of English in civil aviation.

Member Professions

Operational Personnel

  • Pilots & ATCOs
  • Cabin Crew & MRO Personnel
  • Regulators & other SMEs

ELP Professionals

  • Researchers
  • Test & Materials Developers
  • Examiners, Raters & Trainers

ICAEA Membership

INTERNATIONAL CIVIL AVIATION ENGLISH ASSOCIATION

ENGLISH
THE LANGUAGE OF THE SKIES

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FEATURED

ICAEA Conference: Tokyo, Japan – 2019

ICAEA Conference: Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, USA – 2018

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
ICAEA has 800+ registered Members (operations, training, linguistics) from 75+ countries.

ICAEA Workshop: Dubrovnik, Croatia – 2017

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ICAEA Workshop: The Azores, Portugal – 2016