The ICAO LPRs – 10 years on: Progress or Pain?

An exploration of what has and hasn’t worked since the introduction of the ICAO LPRs

WHEN: 24th & 25th April, 2017
WHERE: Dubrovnik, Croatia

With participants from more than 35 countries, this was ICAEA’s most well-attended recent event. During the intensive 2-day workshop, we reviewed the implementation of the ICAO LPRs and how different approaches to testing have affected:

  • the effectiveness of the training solutions that have been developed,
  • the washback effects of testing on training,
  • the attitudes of personnel to language proficiency, testing and training,
  • whether air-ground communications have improved as a result of the ICAO LPRs.
Attendees at the ICAEA Workshop: Dubrovnik

Workshop Materials

Based on feedback from our 2016 Workshop in the Azores, this event included Plenary Presentations and interactive Workshops led by expert speakers, Q&A Panels for follow-up discussion, and networking and social opportunities.

SEE   Full Workshop Programme (1.2 MB)

SEE   Event Report (0.6 MB)

SEE   Post-Event Survey Results

SEE   Photo Gallery

Links to view Presentations, Workshop Introductions and Workshop Materials are available below.

DAY 1 – Monday 24th April

Presentation 1

“Recapping the aims of the ICAO LPRs”

Miguel Marin, Technical Officer Flight Operations, ICAO Montreal

SEE   Presentation (1.7 MB)

Presentation 2

“Pre-Workshop Survey Results: Who are we? What are our opinions and impressions?”

Michael Kay, ICAEA President
Neil Bullock, English Plus LTS, Switzerland

SEE   Presentation (2.1 MB)

Workshop A

“What works and doesn’t work in LPR testing: Is there light at the end of the tunnel?”

Adrian Enright, ICAEA
Gareth Williams, Horizon Flight Academy, UAE

SEE   Introduction (1.0 MB)

SEE   Workshop Materials (0.7 MB)

Workshop B

“Good at listening operationally or good at tests?”

Simon Cook & Howard Alexander, LTAS, UK

SEE   Introduction (1.8 MB)

COMING SOON   Workshop Materials (tbc MB)

Workshop C

“Commercial aviation language testing: Barriers to success? A case study”

Henry Emery, Latitude Aviation English Services, UK

SEE   Introduction (11.7 MB)

SEE   Workshop Materials (0.5 MB)

Workshop D

“How does test design influence training? Washback effects of LPR tests”

Michael Kay, ICAEA President

SEE   Introduction (2.7 MB)

SEE   Workshop Materials (2.8 MB)

Workshop E

“Learning and testing alignment: towards positive washback”

Neil Bullock, English Plus LTS, Switzerland

SEE   Introduction (5.2 MB)

SEE   Workshop Materials (0.3 MB)

Workshop F

“One country – multiple training and testing pathways: the effects on test takers, testing systems and English language proficiency”

Daniel Gorbold, ICAEA Board Member

SEE   Introduction (1.1 MB)

SEE   Workshop Materials (1.1 MB)

DAY 2 – Tuesday 25th April

Presentation 3

“The effect of ICAO LPRs on ATC operations in Thailand”

Aungkana Kay, ATCO, Thailand

SEE   Presentation (1.4 MB)

Presentation 4

“The effect of ICAO LPRs on real world operations”

Sutas Dejkunjorn, airline pilot & ICAEA Board Member, Thailand

SEE   Presentation (0.4 MB)

Presentation 4

“The hidden role of language use and communications in incident investigations – an overlooked factor”

Elizabeth Mathews, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, USA

SEE   Presentation (3.8 MB)

Workshop G

“The end-users’ perceptions of test content: Is it working?”

Angela Carolina de Moraes Garcia, ANAC, Brazil

SEE   Introduction (1.9 MB)

SEE   Workshop Materials (3.0 MB)

Workshop H

“How have the ICAO LPRs influenced attitudes to Aviation English training?”

Philip Shawcross, English for Aircraft, UK

SEE   Introduction (1.8 MB)

SEE   Workshop Materials (0.2 MB)

Workshop I

“The influence of ICAO Level 6 on stakeholders’ perceptions of and attitudes to quality of communications”

Geoff Tranter, Air Berlin, Germany

SEE   Introduction & Workshop Materials (0.9 MB)

Workshop J

“The impact of the ICAO LPRs on the ATC profession: The benefit of hindsight and what the future holds”

Anđelka Dugonjić Hercog, Aeronautical English Language Specialist, Croatia Control, Croatia
Filip Jurčić, Area Controller, Zagreb ACC, Croatia Control, Croatia

SEE   Introduction (0.2 MB)

SEE   Workshop Materials (0.2 MB)

Workshop K

“Are the LPRs focusing on real life communication issues?”

Malila Carvalho de Almeida Prado, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil
Patricia Tosqui-Lucks, Airspace Control Institute, Brazil

SEE   Introduction (0.8 MB)

SEE   Workshop Materials (0.9 MB)

Workshop L

“Language, culture and effective radiotelephony communications”

Ana Lucia Tavares Monteiro, Carleton University, Canada / ANAC, Brazil

SEE   Introduction (0.9 MB)

SEE   Workshop Materials (0.9 MB)

SPONSORS

ICAEA is very grateful to all our sponsors who did much to ensure the success of this workshop.

We especially thank Croatia Control Ltd who generously hosted the event.

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