INTERNATIONAL CIVIL AVIATION ENGLISH ASSOCIATION

INTERNATIONAL CIVIL AVIATION ENGLISH ASSOCIATION

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ENGLISH – THE LANGUAGE OF THE SKIES

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WEBINAR 10

The role of standard phraseology in radiotelephony communication

SME and ELE Discussion Panel

Saturday, 30 April 2022

In this webinar we discussed the role of standard phraseology in radiotelephony communication. We considered issues such as how phraseology facilitates communication, the challenges posed by regional variations, and where phraseology fits into the ICAO LPRs including its place in testing and language training programmes.

Panel:

SMEs – Jacqueline Pulido (Pilot: Mexico), Thiago Silva (ATC: Brazil), Paul Fernandez (Pilot: UK), David Johnson (ATC: UK)

ELEs – Michael Kay (Thailand), Neil Bullock (Switzerland), Jennifer Drayton (New Zealand), Valerie Wilson (France)

ICAEA Members
Webinars places are guaranteed.
Members may view the video, presentation etc.
Non-Members
Webinar places are subject to availability.
Check here for information about Membership.
VIDEO & PRESENTATION

MEMBERSHIP

Join an active community from 75+ countries worldwide

Annual ICAEA Membership benefits include:

Member-only Webinars

  • Exclusive, free access

Open Webinars

  • Priority, free registration

Virtual Workshops

  • Priority, free registration

In-Person Events

  • Discounted, priority registration

Newsfeed and Discussion

  • Member-only access

Member Area

  • Access to event recordings, presentations, proceedings etc

VIRTUAL WORKSHOP SERIES 2021

Aviation English and Communications Training for a Post Covid-19 Era

Thursday 2 – Sunday 5 December, 2021

The global Covid-19 pandemic has required rapid adaptations to the delivery of Aviation English training.

Since the start of 2020, we have come to embrace Virtual Instructor Led Training (VILT) and seen how curriculum and content needs to be modified for online delivery. We have seen how e-Learning activities delivered via Learning Management Systems (LMS) with support from instructors can provide an effective means to support the English Language Proficiency (ELP) development of aviation professionals. And, as we have become increasingly aware that effective pilot-ATCO communication depends on more than just language proficiency, what does training need to address in the future?


WORKSHOP 1
Designing productive exchanges between learners and instructors in online asynchronous settings
Don Toups, Jena Lynch & Alan Orr – Department of Aviation English (ERAU)


WORKSHOP 2
Testing and training flight deck communications – an operational perspective from the industry
Stuart Eaves – Human Factors & CRM Specialist


WORKSHOP 3
Developing virtual instructor-led Aviation English lessons using authentic radiotelephony texts
Gerrard Neve – Aviation English Specialist (Thailand)


WORKSHOP 4
A mutual exchange: Gaining the operational knowledge needed as an ELE, and, demystifying the voice in the headset

Valerie Wilson – Aviation English Trainer (France)

WEBINAR 10

The role of standard phraseology in radiotelephony communication

ELE and SME Discussion Panel

Saturday, 30 April 2022

In this webinar we discussed the role of standard phraseology in radiotelephony communication. We considered issues such as how phraseology facilitates communication, the challenges posed by regional variations, and where phraseology fits into the ICAO LPRs including its place in testing and language training programmes.

Panel: SMEs – Jacqueline Pulido (Pilot: Mexico), Thiago Silva (ATC: Brazil), Paul Fernandez (Pilot: UK), David Johnson (ATC: UK)
ELEs – Michael Kay (Thailand), Neil Bullock (Switzerland), Jennifer Drayton (New Zealand), Valerie Wilson (France)
ICAEA Members
Webinar places are guaranteed.
Members may view the video, presentation etc.
Non-Members
Webinar places are subject to availability.
Check here for information about Membership.
VIDEO & PRESENTATION

WEBINAR 10

The role of standard phraseology in radiotelephony communication

ELE and SME Discussion Panel

Saturday, 30 April 2022

In this webinar we discussed the role of standard phraseology in radiotelephony communication. We considered issues such as how phraseology facilitates communication, the challenges posed by regional variations, and where phraseology fits into the ICAO LPRs including its place in testing and language training programmes.

Panel:

SMEs – Jacqueline Pulido (Pilot: Mexico), Thiago Silva (ATC: Brazil), Paul Fernandez (Pilot: UK), David Johnson (ATC: UK)

ELEs – Michael Kay (Thailand), Neil Bullock (Switzerland), Jennifer Drayton (New Zealand), Valerie Wilson (France)

ICAEA Members
Webinar places are guaranteed.
Members may view the video, presentation etc.
Non-Members
Webinar places are subject to availability.
Check here for information about Membership.
VIDEO & PRESENTATION

MEMBERSHIP

Join an active community from 75+ countries worldwide

Annual ICAEA Membership benefits include:

  • Member-only Webinars – Exclusive, free access
  • Open Webinars – Priority, free registration
  • Virtual Workshops – Priority, free registration<
  • In-Person Events – Discounted, priority registration
  • Newsfeed and Discussion – Member-only access
  • Member Area – Access to event recordings, presentations, proceedings etc

VIRTUAL WORKSHOP SERIES 2021

Aviation English and Communications Training for a Post Covid-19 Era

Thursday 2 – Sunday 5 December, 2021

The global Covid-19 pandemic has required rapid adaptations to the delivery of Aviation English training.

Since the start of 2020, we have come to embrace Virtual Instructor Led Training (VILT) and seen how curriculum and content needs to be modified for online delivery. We have seen how e-Learning activities delivered via Learning Management Systems (LMS) with support from instructors can provide an effective means to support the English Language Proficiency (ELP) development of aviation professionals. And, as we have become increasingly aware that effective pilot-ATCO communication depends on more than just language proficiency, what does training need to address in the future?


WORKSHOP 1
Designing productive exchanges between learners and instructors in online asynchronous settings
Don Toups, Jena Lynch & Alan Orr – Dept of Aviation English (ERAU)


WORKSHOP 2
Testing and training flight deck communications – an operational perspective from the industry
Stuart Eaves – Human Factors & CRM Specialist


WORKSHOP 3
Developing virtual instructor-led Aviation English lessons using authentic radiotelephony texts
Gerrard Neve – Aviation English Specialist (Thailand)


WORKSHOP 4
Gaining the operational knowledge needed as an ELE, and, demystifying the voice in the headset
Valerie Wilson – Aviation English Trainer (France)

VIRTUAL WORKSHOP SERIES 2021

Aviation English and Communications Training for a Post Covid-19 Era

Thursday 2 – Sunday 5 December, 2021

The global Covid-19 pandemic has required rapid adaptations to the delivery of Aviation English training.

Since the start of 2020, we have come to embrace Virtual Instructor Led Training (VILT) and seen how curriculum and content needs to be modified for online delivery. We have seen how e-Learning activities delivered via Learning Management Systems (LMS) with support from instructors can provide an effective means to

support the English Language Proficiency (ELP) development of aviation professionals. And, as we have become increasingly aware that effective pilot-ATCO communication depends on more than just language proficiency, what does training need to address in the future?

This series of four virtual workshops led by expert guest facilitators explored these issues, and provided an opportunity to consider training needs and delivery methods for a post Covid-19 era.

GLOBAL SURVEY

The effectiveness of ATC-pilot radio communication around the world

ICAEA is conducting an ongoing global survey of international pilots and air traffic controllers, to identify how effective radio communication is in different countries. The Association aims to use the results to report on emerging issues and possible ways to address them. The findings will also help to show how effectively the ICAO Language Proficiency Requirements (LPRs) have been implemented in different countries.

The survey aims to answer these questions:

  1. How effective is radio communication in different regions of the world?
  2. Are there regions which would benefit from improving communication over the radio?
  3. What are the main factors that cause ineffective radio communication?
  4. How does ineffective radio communication affect operations?

The survey contains 10-12 questions and takes about 5-10 minutes to complete.
Participation is anonymous.

Are you a pilot or air traffic controller?

PARTICIPATE IN THE SURVEY

GLOBAL SURVEY

The effectiveness of ATC-pilot radio communication around the world

ICAEA is conducting an ongoing global survey of international pilots and air traffic controllers, to identify how effective radio communication is in different countries. The Association aims to use the results to report on emerging issues and possible ways to address them. The findings will also help to show how effectively the ICAO Language Proficiency Requirements (LPRs) have been implemented in different countries.

The survey aims to answer these questions:

  1. How effective is radio communication in different regions of the world?
  2. Are there regions which would benefit from improving radio communication?
  3. What are the main factors that cause ineffective radio communication?
  4. How does ineffective radio communication affect operations?

The survey contains 10-12 questions and takes about 5-10 minutes to complete.

Participation is anonymous.

Are you a pilot or air traffic controller?      PARTICIPATE IN THE SURVEY

GLOBAL SURVEY

The effectiveness of ATC-pilot radio communication around the world

ICAEA is conducting an ongoing global survey of international pilots and air traffic controllers, to identify how effective radio communication is in different countries. The Association aims to use the results to report on emerging issues and possible ways to address them. The findings will also help to show how effectively the ICAO Language Proficiency Requirements (LPRs) have been implemented in different countries.

The survey takes about 5 minutes to complete. Participation is anonymous.

The survey aims to answer these questions:

  1. How effective is radio communication in different regions of the world?
  2. Are there regions which would benefit from improving communication over the radio?
  3. What are the main factors that cause ineffective radio communication?
  4. How does ineffective radio communication affect operations?

Are you a pilot or air traffic controller?      PARTICIPATE IN THE SURVEY

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 Intro & Objectives

SEE   ICAO LPR Test Design Guidelines

SEE   TDG Workshop Materials

ICAO LPR TEST DESIGN GUIDELINES

EIGHT DESIGN CRITERIA & TEST EVALUATION TOOL

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

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.

Activities

Events
Organise an annual program of conferences, practical workshops, and interactive webinars.

Representation
Attend industry events to provide expertise on ELP standards and best practices.

Projects
Support and lead projects to harmonise global standards in ELP training and testing.

Who we are

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

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

Membership
An active community of operations and ELP members from 75+ countries worldwide.

INTERNATIONAL CIVIL AVIATION ENGLISH ASSOCIATION

ENGLISH
THE LANGUAGE OF THE SKIES

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FEATURED

The role of standard phraseology in radiotelephony communication

Saturday, 30 April 2022

In this webinar we discussed the role of standard phraseology in radiotelephony communication. We considered issues such as how phraseology facilitates communication, the challenges posed by regional variations, and where phraseology fits into the ICAO LPRs including its place in testing and language training programmes.

Panel:

SMEs – Jacqueline Pulido (pilot: Mexico), Thiago Silva (ATC: Brazil), Paul Fernandez (pilot: UK), David Johnson (ATC: UK)

ELEs – Michael Kay (Thailand), Neil Bullock (Switzerland), Jennifer Drayton (New Zealand), Valerie Wilson (France)

ICAEA Members
Webinar places are guaranteed.
Members may view the video, presentation etc.
Non-Members
Webinar places are subject to availability.
Check here for information about Membership.

Aviation English and Communications Training for a Post Covid-19 Era

Thu 2 – Sun 5 December, 2021

The global Covid-19 pandemic has required rapid adaptations to the delivery of Aviation English training.

Since the start of 2020, we have come to embrace Virtual Instructor Led Training (VILT) and seen how curriculum and content needs to be modified for online delivery. We have seen how e-Learning activities delivered via Learning Management Systems (LMS) with support from instructors can provide an effective means to support the English Language Proficiency (ELP) development of aviation professionals. And, as we have become increasingly aware that effective pilot-ATCO communication depends on more than just language proficiency, what does training need to address in the future?

This series of four virtual workshops led by expert guest facilitators explored these issues, and provided an opportunity to consider training needs and delivery methods for a post Covid-19 era.


Workshop 1
Designing productive exchanges between learners and instructors in online asynchronous settings

Workshop 2
Testing and training flight deck communications – an operational perspective

Workshop 3
Developing virtual instructor-led Aviation English lessons using authentic radiotelephony texts

Workshop 4
A mutual exchange: gaining the operational knowledge needed to be an English Language Expert, and, demystifying the voice in the headset

New criteria for
ICAO LPR Test Design

Enhancing the validity and
effectiveness of LPR tests

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.

GO   TDG Video Intro & Objectives

GO   ICAO LPR Test Design Guidelines

ICAO LPR TEST DESIGN GUIDELINES

EIGHT DESIGN CRITERIA
&
TEST EVALUATION TOOL

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

WORKSHOPS

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.

GO   TDG Workshops 2019

GO   TDG Handbook & Presentations

The ICAEA Webinar Series began in 2020 in response to the emergence of Covid-19.

As many training and testing activities needed to transition quickly from face-to-face to online delivery, the initial objective was to offer opportunities for the sharing of ideas and experience. Interactive discussions sessions were led by ICAEA Board and Research Group Members, and training and assessment professionals.

The series has continued to explore other topics including corpus linguistics and the various factors influencing pilot-controller communications. Panel members have included pilots, air traffic controllers and experts in linguistics.

ICAEA
WEBINAR SERIES

 1 
Teaching Aviation English Online
Sharing Ideas and experience
3 & 10 June 2020

 2 
Re-routing Aviation English
Strategies for teaching online
30 June 2020

 3 
Re-routing Aviation English
Challenges & Solutions
4 August 2020

 4 
Experiences in virtual Aviation English teaching
Insights from Argentina
24 September 2020

 5a & 5b 
Using real aviation communications to create tasks for training (5a) and testing (5b)
27 October 2020
10 November 2020

 6 
Factors affecting real-world pilot and ATC communication -1-
Pilot and ATC discussion panel
11 January 2021

 7 
Factors affecting real-world pilot and ATC communication -2-
Pilot, ATC and Linguist discussion panel
8 April 2021

 8 
The effectiveness of ATC-pilot radio communication around the world
Pilot and ATCO discussion panel
1 July 2021

 9 
Aviation and English: Catching Up
SME and ELE discussion panel
8 October 2021

 10 
The role of standard phraseology in radiotelephony communication
SME and ELE discussion panel
30 April 2022

SEE VIDEOS & PRESENTATIONS
from all webinars

GLOBAL SURVEY

The effectiveness of ATC-pilot radio communication around the world

ICAEA is conducting an ongoing global survey of international pilots and air traffic controllers, to identify how effective radio communication is in different countries. The Association aims to use the results to report on emerging issues and possible ways to address them. The findings will also help to show how effectively the ICAO Language Proficiency Requirements (LPRs) have been implemented in different countries.

The survey aims to answer these questions:

  1. How effective is radio communication in different regions of the world?
  2. Are there regions which would benefit from improving communication over the radio?
  3. What are the main factors that cause ineffective radio communication?
  4. How does ineffective radio communication affect operations?

The survey contains 10-12 questions and takes about 5-10 minutes to complete.

Participation is anonymous.

Are you a pilot or air traffic controller?

TAKE THE SURVEY

ICAEA Conference: Tokyo, Japan – 2019

MEMBERSHIP

Join an active community of operations and language professionals with members in 75+ countries worldwide.

Annual Membership benefits include:

  • Priority, free or discounted registration for virtual and in-person events
  • Member-only access to ICAEA Newsfeed & Discussion
  • Member Area containing event recordings, presentations, proceedings etc

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
Join an active community promoting best practices in the field of aviation English.

ICAEA Workshop: Dubrovnik, Croatia – 2017

CONNECT WITH ICAEA

ICAEA Workshop: The Azores, Portugal – 2016