CONFERENCE 2020 POSTPONED

Event delayed due to EFTA’s decision not to host
New dates and location to be announced soon

ICAO LPR Test Design and Development

Implementing the new Test Design Guidelines criteria

The ICAEA Conference 2020 will be a full 3-day event.

Fifteen years after the launch of the ICAO LPRs, this event will explore best practice in ICAO LPR test design and development.

  • How effective are LPR tests in assessing the language and communicative needs of pilots and controllers for licensing purposes?
  • What equivalency do LPR test results have at the regional and international levels?
  • How does the design of a test play a role in overall quality?
  • How can we evaluate the effectiveness of the design of a test?
  • What can we do to improve the design of existing LPR tests and develop new tests?

Following the publication of the LPR Test Design Guidelines on the ICAEA website and building on the TDG Workshops in 2019, each day of this event will feature conference sessions for all participants in the mornings, and a choice of workshop streams in the afternoons.

CONFERENCE – MORNING SESSIONS
Plenary Presentations by expert speakers and Case Study Presentations
from the industry for all conference attendees
WORKSHOPS – AFTERNOON SESSIONS
STREAM 1: Test Design Guidelines STREAM 2: Test Development
CONTENTHands-on familiarisation workshops with the TDG Criteria and Test Evaluation Tool for LPR test approval, selection and auditing purposes. CONTENTPractical guidance and workshop activities exploring how the TDG Criteria can be applied to improve and develop test design, tasks and items.
FORCAA LPR Focal Points and other stakeholders from airlines & ANSPs who did not attend a TDG Workshop in 2019, and are interested to understand the new TDG Criteria. FORParticipants who attended a TDG Workshop in 2019, or, are involved in LPR testing, and are interested in how the TDGs can be applied to test development and maintenance.

Note:

  • Participants opt to join either Stream 1 or Stream 2 Workshops when registering for the conference.
  • Morning: all participants attend the conference plenary sessions.
  • Afternoon: participants will join Stream 1 or Stream 2 Workshops, as chosen on registration.

CONFERENCE 2020 POSTPONED

Event delayed due to EFTA’s decision not to host
New dates and location to be announced soon

ICAO LPR Test Design and Development

Implementing the new Test Design Guidelines criteria

The ICAEA Conference 2020 will be a full 3-day event.

Fifteen years after the launch of the ICAO LPRs, this event will explore best practice in ICAO LPR test design and development.

  • How effective are LPR tests in assessing the language and communicative needs of pilots and controllers for licensing purposes?
  • What equivalency do LPR test results have at the regional and international levels?
  • How does the design of a test play a role in overall quality?
  • How can we evaluate the effectiveness of the design of a test?
  • What can we do to improve the design of existing LPR tests and develop new tests?

Following the publication of the LPR Test Design Guidelines on the ICAEA website and building on the TDG Workshops in 2019, each day of this event will feature conference sessions for all participants in the mornings, and a choice of workshop streams in the afternoons.

CONFERENCE – MORNING SESSIONS
Plenary Presentations by expert speakers and Case Study Presentations
from the industry for all conference attendees
WORKSHOPS – AFTERNOON SESSIONS
STREAM 1: Test Design Guidelines STREAM 2: Test Development
CONTENTHands-on familiarisation workshops with the TDG Criteria and Test Evaluation Tool for LPR test approval, selection and auditing purposes. CONTENTPractical guidance and workshop activities exploring how the TDG Criteria can be applied to improve and develop test design, tasks and items.
FORCAA LPR Focal Points and other stakeholders from airlines & ANSPs who did not attend a TDG Workshop in 2019, and are interested to understand the new TDG Criteria. FORParticipants who attended a TDG Workshop in 2019, or, are involved in LPR testing, and are interested in how the TDGs can be applied to test development and maintenance.

Note:

  • Participants opt to join either Stream 1 or Stream 2 Workshops when registering for the conference.
  • Morning: all participants attend the conference plenary sessions.
  • Afternoon: participants will join Stream 1 or Stream 2 Workshops, as chosen on registration.

CONFERENCE 2020 POSTPONED

Due to EFTA’s decision not to host
New dates & location to be announced soon

ICAO LPR Test Design and Development

Implementing the new Test Design Guidelines criteria

The ICAEA Conference 2020 will be a full 3-day event.

Fifteen years after the launch of the ICAO LPRs, this event will explore best practice in ICAO LPR test design and development.

  • How effective are LPR tests in assessing the language and communicative needs of pilots and controllers for licensing purposes?
  • What equivalency do LPR test results have at the regional and international levels?
  • How does the design of a test play a role in overall quality?
  • How can we evaluate the effectiveness of the design of a test?
  • What can we do to improve the design of existing LPR tests and develop new tests?

Following the publication of the LPR Test Design Guidelines on the ICAEA website and building on the TDG Workshops in 2019, each day of this event will feature conference sessions for all participants in the mornings, and a choice of workshop streams in the afternoons.

CONFERENCE – MORNING SESSIONS
Plenary Presentations by expert speakers and Case Study Presentations from the industry for all conference attendees
WORKSHOP STREAMS – AFTERNOON
STREAM 1: Test Design Guidelines
CONTENTHands-on familiarisation workshops with the TDG Criteria and Test Evaluation Tool for LPR test approval, selection and auditing purposes.
FORCAA LPR Focal Points and other stakeholders from airlines & ANSPs who did not attend a TDG Workshop in 2019, and are interested to understand the new TDG Criteria.

OR

STREAM 2: Test Development
CONTENTPractical guidance and workshop activities exploring how the TDG Criteria can be applied to improve and develop test design, tasks and items.
FORParticipants who attended a TDG Workshop in 2019, or, are involved in LPR testing, and are interested in how the TDGs can be applied to test development and maintenance.

Note:

  • Participants opt to join either Stream 1 or Stream 2 Workshops when registering for the conference.
  • Morning: all participants attend the conference plenary sessions.
  • Afternoon: participants will join Stream 1 or Stream 2 Workshops, as chosen on registration.

REGISTRATION

CONFERENCE

OR

CONFERENCE
+ STREAM 1 WORKSHOPS + STREAM 2 WORKSHOPS

CAA LPR Focal Points 1

All Attendees – EUR 500 2

Other Attendees – EUR 500 2

Note:

  1. No Registration Fee for CAA LPR Focal Points registering for Conference + Stream 1 Workshops (proof of eligibility required)
  2. Earlybird Fee available until two months before event (Standard Fee = EUR 700)
  3. Early registration is advised as attendance is limited to: Stream 1: 40 attendees, Stream 2: 80 attendees

REGISTRATION

CONFERENCE
+ STREAM 1 WORKSHOPS

CAA LPR Focal Points 1

Other Attendees – EUR 500 2

OR

CONFERENCE
+ STREAM 2 WORKSHOPS

All Attendees – EUR 500 2

Note:

  1. No Registration Fee for CAA LPR Focal Points registering for Conference + Stream 1 Workshops (proof of eligibility required)
  2. Earlybird Fee available until two months before event (Standard Fee = EUR 700)
  3. Early registration is advised as attendance is limited to: Stream 1: 40 attendees, Stream 2: 80 attendees

Burj Khalifa & Dubai Mall, UAE

‘The Palm’ – Al Jumeirah, Dubai

CONFERENCE DETAILS

Who should attend?

The 2020 Conference is specifically designed for personnel involved in the approval, auditing, selection, design, development and maintenance of ICAO LPR tests, including:

  • CAA LPR Focal Points* – responsible for ICAO LPR testing and licensing issues including test approval and auditing,
  • Airline/ANSP Licensing & Training Managers – responsible for test selection and implementation,
  • Test Developers & Service Providers – involved in test design, development and maintenance,
  • Other stakeholders – interested in test quality, delivery and training-related issues.

Which stream should I register for?

Stream 1: CAA LPR Focal Points* and others who are interested in understanding the TDG Criteria and Test Evaluation Tool for LPR test approval, selection and auditing purposes, and who did not attend one of the TDG Workshops in 2019 and should register for Stream 1.

Stream 2: People who attended one of the TDG Workshops in 2019, and/or are looking for guidance on how the TDG Criteria could be applied to test, task and item design and development for the improvement of existing or creation of new LPR tests, should register for Stream 2.

* No registration fee for CAA LPR Focal Points attending Conference + Stream 1 Workshops (proof of eligibility required)

Speakers

As the conference programme is finalised, plenary expert speakers and case study presenters will be announced.

Workshops

The ICAO LPR Test Design Guidelines and Workshops have been developed by members of the ICAEA Board, supported by the ICAEA Research Group, who together have many years of practical and academic experience in ICAO LPR language testing and best practice in mainstream language proficiency assessment.

Workshop sessions will be facilitated by the TDG Development Team:

Michael Kay
ICAEA President

Neil Bullock
ICAEA Vice-President

Ana Monteiro
ICAEA Board Member

The full 3-day conference programme features plenary presentations from expert speakers, case studies from industry professionals, hands-on workshop sessions with the TDG Development Team, Q&A sessions, networking opportunities and a social programme.

DOWNLOAD   Draft Conference Programme (1.5 MB)

Fees

No Registration Fee for CAA LPR Focal Points registering for Conference + Stream 1 Workshops (proof of eligibility required)

Earlybird Fees are available until two months before event.

Standard Fees will be payable from two months before event.

Earlybird & Standard Fees include full 3-day attendance at Conference Sessions & chosen Workshop Stream.

CAA LPR FOCAL POINTS
Stream 1: Test Design Guidelines
Registration Fee = NIL

  • 2 people per CAA due limited places available
  • proof of eligibility required (professional email address & staff ID card)
Stream 2: Test Development
Earlybird Fee = EUR 500 per person
Standard Fee = EUR 700 per person
OTHER ATTENDEES
Stream 1: Test Design Guidelines
Earlybird Fee = EUR 500 per person
Standard Fee = EUR 700 per person

  • 2 people per company / organisation due limited places available
Stream 2: Test Development
Earlybird Fee = EUR 500 per person
Standard Fee = EUR 700 per person
GROUP RATES
EARLYBIRD (until two months before event)
2 people
3 people
4 people
save EUR 100
save EUR 200
save EUR 300
total = EUR 900
total = EUR 1300
total = EUR 1700
STANDARD (from two months before event)
2 people
3 people
4 people
save EUR 100
save EUR 200
save EUR 300
total = EUR 1300
total = EUR 1900
total = EUR 2500
For enquiries about other group rates, contact:  events@icaea.aero
CAA LPR FOCAL POINTS
Stream 1: Test Design Guidelines
Registration Fee = NIL

  • 2 people per CAA due limited places available
  • proof of eligibility required (professional email address & staff ID card)
Stream 2: Test Development
Earlybird Fee
EUR 500 per person
Standard Fee
EUR 700 per person
OTHER ATTENDEES
Stream 1: Test Design Guidelines
Earlybird Fee
EUR 500 per person
Standard Fee
EUR 700 per person

  • 2 people per company / organisation due limited places available
Stream 2: Test Development
Earlybird Fee
EUR 500 per person
Standard Fee
EUR 700 per person
GROUP RATES
EARLYBIRD
(until two months before event)
2 people: save EUR 100
total = EUR 900
3 people: save EUR 200
total = EUR 1300
4 people: save EUR 300
total = EUR 1700
STANDARD
(from two months before event)
2 people: save EUR 100
total = EUR 1300
3 people: save EUR 200
total = EUR 1900
4 people: save EUR 300
total = EUR 2500
For enquiries about other group rates, contact:  events@icaea.aero

Places

Early registration is advised as attendance is limited to: Stream 1: 40 attendees, Stream 2: 80 attendees.

Participants opt to join either Stream 1 or Stream 2 Workshops when registering for the conference.

  • Morning: all participants attend the conference plenary sessions.
  • Afternoon: participants will join Stream 1 or Stream 2 Workshops, as chosen on registration.

More details about the morning and afternoon sessions can be found in the draft programme (see above).

A Waiting List will be opened when the conference becomes full in case of cancellations.

CONFERENCE DETAILS

Who should attend?

The 2020 Conference is specifically designed for personnel involved in the approval, auditing, selection, design, development and maintenance of ICAO LPR tests, including:

  • CAA LPR Focal Points* – responsible for ICAO LPR testing and licensing issues including test approval and auditing,
  • Airline/ANSP Licensing & Training Managers – responsible for test selection and implementation,
  • Test Developers & Service Providers – involved in test design, development and maintenance,
  • Other stakeholders – interested in test quality, delivery and training-related issues.

Which stream should I register for?

Stream 1: CAA LPR Focal Points* and others who are interested in understanding the TDG Criteria and Test Evaluation Tool for LPR test approval, selection and auditing purposes, and who did not attend one of the TDG Workshops in 2019 and should register for Stream 1.

Stream 2: People who attended one of the TDG Workshops in 2019, and/or are looking for guidance on how the TDG Criteria could be applied to test, task and item design and development for the improvement of existing or creation of new LPR tests, should register for Stream 2.

* No registration fee for CAA LPR Focal Points attending Conference + Stream 1 Workshops (proof of eligibility required)

Speakers

As the conference programme is finalised, plenary expert speakers and case study presenters will be announced.

Workshops

The ICAO LPR Test Design Guidelines and Workshops have been developed by members of the ICAEA Board, supported by the ICAEA Research Group, who together have many years of practical and academic experience in ICAO LPR language testing and best practice in mainstream language proficiency assessment.

Workshop sessions will be facilitated by the TDG Development Team:

Michael Kay
ICAEA President

Neil Bullock
ICAEA Vice-President

Ana Monteiro
ICAEA Board Member

The full 3-day conference programme features plenary presentations from expert speakers, case studies from industry professionals, hands-on workshop sessions with the TDG Development Team, Q&A sessions, networking opportunities and a social programme.

DOWNLOAD   Draft Conference Programme (1.5 MB)

Fees

No Registration Fee for CAA LPR Focal Points registering for Conference + Stream 1 Workshops (proof of eligibility required)

Earlybird Fees are available until two months before event.

Standard Fees will be payable from two months before event.

Earlybird & Standard Fees include full 3-day attendance at Conference Sessions & chosen Workshop Stream.

CAA LPR FOCAL POINTS
Stream 1: Test Design Guidelines
Registration Fee = NIL

  • 2 people per CAA due limited places available
  • proof of status required (professional email address & staff ID card)
Stream 2: Test Development
Earlybird Fee = EUR 500 per person
Standard Fee = EUR 700 per person
OTHER ATTENDEES
Stream 1: Test Design Guidelines
Earlybird Fee = EUR 500 per person
Standard Fee = EUR 700 per person

  • 2 people per company / organisation due limited places available
Stream 2: Test Development
Earlybird Fee = EUR 500 per person
Standard Fee = EUR 700 per person
GROUP RATES
EARLYBIRD (until two months before event)
2 people
3 people
4 people
save EUR 100
save EUR 200
save EUR 300
total = EUR 900
total = EUR 1300
total = EUR 1700
STANDARD (from two months before event)
2 people
3 people
4 people
save EUR 100
save EUR 200
save EUR 300
total = EUR 1300
total = EUR 1900
total = EUR 2500
For enquiries about other group rates, contact:  events@icaea.aero
CAA LPR FOCAL POINTS
Stream 1: Test Design Guidelines
Registration Fee = NIL

  • 2 people per CAA due limited places available
  • proof of eligibility required (professional email address & staff ID card)
Stream 2: Test Development
Earlybird Fee
EUR 500 per person
Standard Fee
EUR 700 per person
OTHER ATTENDEES
Stream 1: Test Design Guidelines
Earlybird Fee
EUR 500 per person
Standard Fee
EUR 700 per person

  • 2 people per company / organisation due limited places available
Stream 2: Test Development
Earlybird Fee
EUR 500 per person
Standard Fee
EUR 700 per person
GROUP RATES
EARLYBIRD
(until two months before event)
2 people: save EUR 100
total = EUR 900
3 people: save EUR 200
total = EUR 1300
4 people: save EUR 300
total = EUR 1700
STANDARD
(from two months before event)
2 people: save EUR 100
total = EUR 1300
3 people: save EUR 200
total = EUR 1900
4 people: save EUR 300
total = EUR 2500
For enquiries about other group rates, contact:  events@icaea.aero

Places

Early registration is advised as attendance is limited to: Stream 1: 40 attendees, Stream 2: 80 attendees.

Participants opt to join either Stream 1 or Stream 2 Workshops when registering for the conference.

  • Morning: all participants attend the conference plenary sessions.
  • Afternoon: participants will join Stream 1 or Stream 2 Workshops, as chosen on registration.

More details about the morning and afternoon sessions can be found in the draft programme (see above).

A Waiting List will be opened when the conference becomes full in case of cancellations.

4×4 Desert Safari, UAE

Dubai Creek – morning traffic

ICAO LPR TEST DESIGN GUIDELINES

ICAEA’s ICAO LPR Test Design Guidelines have been developed to improve testing outcomes. They aim to help licensing authorities and test developers recognise features of good test design in support of better local and regional testing standards.

Phase 1 of the implementation and global acceptance of the ICAO LPRs is complete. With this milestone achieved, it is time to prepare for Phase 2: improving test quality to foster confidence in testing equivalence through the harmonisation of standards internationally.

The Test Design Guidelines will enable authorities and test providers to apply a common set of guiding principles to the selection and design of ICAO LPR tests, and therefore provide a foundation for greater confidence in the equivalence of testing standards.

MORE   TDG Introduction & Objectives

The Test Design Guidelines contain a set of key criteria identified as critical to the design of ICAO LPR tests, such as test structure, content, delivery, task types, and how these interact to influence the overall effectiveness of the testing system. The Guidelines examine each issue in turn, providing justifications for all recommendations made, enabling test evaluators and developers to review and revise tests more effectively, while upholding best practices in language testing.

The Test Design Guidelines were published on the ICAEA website in 2019.

MORE   Test Design Guidelines – Criteria & Evaluation Tool

The Guidelines have been carefully researched and developed by ICAEA to guide and support the continuous improvement of ICAO LPR testing standards worldwide. The Association is committed to upholding the aims of the ICAO LPRs and best practices in language testing, while also taking account of the practical issues involved in the development and implementation of ICAO LPR tests.

MORE   about ICAEA Board

MORE   about ICAEA Research Group