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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VIRTUAL WORKSHOP SERIES

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

13.00 – 14.30 UTC daily
Thu 2 – Sun 5 December, 2021

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

Over the last 18 months, 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 be 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?

Join us for this series of four virtual workshops led by guest facilitators who will explore these issues, and allow us to consider training needs and delivery methods for a post-COVID era.

ICAEA Members
Registration Fee: none
Available from 1 November 2021
Non-Members
Registration Fee: US $40
Available from 15 November 2021
MORE INFORMATION

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

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

13.00 – 14.30 UTC daily
Thu 2 – Sun 5 December, 2021

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

Over the last 18 months, 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 be 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?

Join us for this series of four virtual workshops led by guest facilitators who will explore these issues, and allow us to consider training needs and delivery methods for a post-COVID era.

ICAEA Members
Registration Fee: none
Available from 1 November 2021
Non-Members
Registration Fee: US $40
Available from 15 November 2021
MORE INFORMATION

VIRTUAL WORKSHOP SERIES

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

13.00 – 14.30 UTC daily
Thu 2 – Sun 5 December, 2021

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

Over the last 18 months, 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 be 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?

Join us for this series of four virtual workshops led by guest facilitators who will explore these issues, and allow us to consider training needs and delivery methods for a post-COVID era.

ICAEA Members
Registration Fee: none
Available from 1 November 2021
Non-Members
Registration Fee: US $40
Available from 15 November 2021
MORE INFORMATION

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

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 contains 10-12 questions and 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

CONFERENCE:  TOKYO 2019

Exploring the Aviation English training needs of:

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

• Aircraft Maintenance Personnel.

WHEN: 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.

CONFERENCE MATERIALS
SEE    PRESENTATIONS
SEE    PROGRAMME
SEE    GALLERY
MAILING LIST
Join an active community 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 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.

WHEN: 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.

CONFERENCE MATERIALS
SEE    PRESENTATIONS
SEE    PROGRAMME
SEE    GALLERY
MAILING LIST
Join an active community 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.

CONFERENCE:  TOKYO 2019

Exploring the Aviation English training needs of:

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

• Aircraft Maintenance Personnel.

WHEN: 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’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.

CONFERENCE MATERIALS
SEE    PRESENTATIONS etc
MAILING LIST
MORE    INFORMATION

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

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

13.00 – 14.30 UTC daily
Thu 2 – Sun 5 December, 2021

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

Over the last 18 months, 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 be 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?

Join us for this series of four virtual workshops led by guest facilitators who will explore these issues, and allow us to consider training needs and delivery methods for a post-COVID era.


Workshop 1: Thu 2 December
Designing productive exchanges between learners and instructors in online asynchronous settings

Workshop 2: Fri 3 December
Testing and training flight deck communications – an operational perspective

Workshop 3: Sat 4 December
Developing virtual instructor-led Aviation English lessons using authentic radiotelephony texts

Workshop 4: Sun 5 December
A mutual exchange: gaining the operational knowledge needed to be an English Language Expert, and, demystifying the voice in the headset


ICAEA Members
Registration Fee: none
Available from 1 November 2021
Non-Members
Registration Fee: US $40
Available from 15 November 2021

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

WEBINAR 9

Aviation and English:
Catching Up

SME and ELE discussion panel

13.00 – 14.30 UTC
Friday, 8 October 2021
SEE VIDEO & PRESENTATION

Panel:
SMEs

Jacqueline Pulido (Pilot: Mexico), Thiago Silva (ATC: Brazil)

ELEs
Norma Bravo (Argentina), Neil Bullock (UK/Switzerland), Cecilia Denis (Argentina), Henry Emery (UK), Michael Kay (Australia/Thailand), Ana Monteiro (Brazil), Malila Prado (Brazil/China), Jennifer Roberts (USA)


This webinar reflected on some of the key points and discussions that have arisen during the ICAEA Webinar Series since June 2020. It looked at how we can maintain best practice approaches in the testing and training of aviation English communication skills in the present environment, and, how to continue adapting as the industry continues its recovery.

Issues that were explored in this session included:

  1. the factors influencing the effectiveness of pilot-ATC communications,
  2. synchronous and asynchronous language learning and practice,
  3. the use of realworld examples in the development of testing materials, and,
  4. building aviation discourse corpora to support the writing of training materials.

The session also provided an opportunity for participants to ask questions to the panel.

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

SEE VIDEOS & PRESENTATIONS
from all webinars

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

Exploring the Aviation English training needs of:

Ab-initio Pilots and ATCOs, and Aircraft Maintenance Personnel

8 – 10 May, 2019
Chiba, Tokyo – Japan

hosted by

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’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.

CONFERENCE MATERIALS
SEE    PRESENTATIONS
SEE    PROGRAMME
SEE    GALLERY

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.

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