Aviation English Training for Operational Personnel

Meeting the language training needs of pilots and air traffic controllers

WHEN: 29th & 30th April, 2016
WHERE: Santa Maria Island,
The Azores

The 2-day program explored key topics concerning language training for operational personnel. 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 Workshop: Santa Maria Island, The Azores – 29th & 30th April, 2016

EVENT INFORMATION

Programme

See the programme here

Report

Read the report here

Photos

See event photos here

PLENARY PRESENTATION

“Communication and culture”

Stephen Carver
Cranfield University

See the presentation here

WORKSHOPS

Workshop A

“A step-by-step approach – The critical role of needs analysis in teaching aviation English”

Neil Bullock
English Plus

Workshop materials:
Intro   Activities   Summary

Workshop B

“Approaches to curriculum development”

Gareth Williams
Horizon International Flight Academy

Workshop materials:
Intro   Activities   Summary

Workshop C

“Developing Aviation English trainer competencies: Exploiting available resources”

Cecilia Denis
ICAEA Board Member

Workshop materials:
Intro   Summary

Workshop D

“Washback: The effect of language testing on training and preparation”

Karmen Štumberger
CAA Slovenia

Workshop materials:
Intro   Summary

Workshop E

“Technology as a learning aid for cabin and flight crew”

Hulya Arinik
Turkish Airlines

Workshop materials:
Intro   Summary

Workshop F

“Lesson design and development: Developing communicative strategies using authentic stimuli”

Michael Kay
ICAEA President

Workshop materials:
Intro   Activities   Summary

Workshop G

“Content-based Aviation English for multi-disciplines”

Jennifer Roberts
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

Workshop materials:
Intro   Activities   Summary

Workshop H

“Back to basics: Developing content-based Aviation English”

Elizabeth Mathews
ICAEA Vice-President

Workshop materials:
Intro   Activities   Summary

SPONSORS

ICAEA is very grateful to all our sponsors who did much to ensure the success of this workshop – especially APPLA (Portuguese Pilot’s Association) and SATA Airlines Training Centre who hosted the event.