EVENT POSTPONED FOR LOGISTICAL REASONS

More information coming mid February

ICAO LPR Test Design and Development

Implementing the new Test Design Guidelines criteria

WHEN: tbc 2020
(full 3-day event)
WHERE: Dubai
United Arab Emirates

The ICAEA Conference 2020 will be held in Dubai and 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.

EVENT POSTPONED FOR LOGISTICAL REASONS

More information coming mid February

ICAO LPR Test Design and Development

Implementing the new Test Design Guidelines criteria

WHEN: tbc 2020
(full 3-day event)
WHERE: Dubai
United Arab Emirates

The ICAEA Conference 2020 will be held in Dubai and 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.

EVENT POSTPONED FOR LOGISTICAL REASONS

More information coming mid February

ICAO LPR Test Design and Development

Implementing the new Test Design Guidelines criteria

WHEN: tbc 2020
(full 3-day event)
WHERE: Dubai
United Arab Emirates

The ICAEA Conference 2020 will be held in Dubai and 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

OPENING SOON OPENING SOON
CONFERENCE

OR

CONFERENCE
+ STREAM 1 WORKSHOPS + STREAM 2 WORKSHOPS

CAA LPR Focal Points 1

All Attendees – EUR 530 2

Other Attendees – EUR 530 2

Note:

  1. No Registration Fee for CAA LPR Focal Points registering for Conference + Stream 1 Workshops (proof of status required)
  2. Earlybird Fee available until 29 February 2020 (Standard Fee from 1 March 2020 = EUR 730)
  3. Registration Fee is for the full 3-day event and includes daily return transport by coach between the suggested hotel and conference venue
  4. If CAA LPR Focal Points attending Conference + Stream 1 Workshops wish to utilise the daily transport, EUR 30 will be payable in cash on arrival
  5. Early registration is advised as attendance is limited to: Stream 1: 30 attendees, Stream 2: 80 attendees

REGISTRATION

CONFERENCE
+ STREAM 1 WORKSHOPS

CAA LPR Focal Points 1

Other Attendees – EUR 530 2

OR

CONFERENCE
+ STREAM 2 WORKSHOPS

All Attendees – EUR 530 2

Note:

  1. No Registration Fee for CAA LPR Focal Points registering for Conference + Stream 1 Workshops (proof of status required)
  2. Earlybird Fee available until 29 February 2020 (Standard Fee from 1 March 2020 = EUR 730)
  3. Registration Fee is for the full 3-day event and includes daily return transport by coach between the suggested hotel and conference venue
  4. If CAA LPR Focal Points attending Conference + Stream 1 Workshops wish to utilise the daily transport, EUR 30 will be payable in cash on arrival
  5. Early registration is advised as attendance is limited to: Stream 1: 30 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 status 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)

The United Arab Emirates offers visa exemptions and visa on arrival for holders of passports from many countries.

Before registering for this event, please make sure you are aware of visa requirements to enter Dubai.

For information, check:

  • current requirements with the UAE Embassy in your country
  • website of Emirates Airlines, which has extensive information on visa requirements to visit Dubai

Fees

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

Earlybird Fees are available until 29 February 2020.

Standard Fees will be payable from 1 March 2020.

Earlybird & Standard Fees include:

  • full 3-day attendance at Conference & Workshop Sessions
  • daily return transport by coach between the suggested hotel and the conference venue

If CAA LPR Focal Points (who do not pay a Registration Fee for attending Conference + Stream 1 Workshops) wish to utilise the daily coach transfer, a fee of EUR 30 will be payable in cash on arrival.

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

  • 2 people per CAA due 30 places total available
  • proof of status required (professional email address & staff ID card)
Stream 2: Test Development
Earlybird Fee = EUR 530 per person
Standard Fee = EUR 730 per person
OTHER ATTENDEES
Stream 1: Test Design Guidelines
Earlybird Fee = EUR 530 per person
Standard Fee = EUR 730 per person

  • 2 people per company / organisation due 30 places total available
Stream 2: Test Development
Earlybird Fee = EUR 530 per person
Standard Fee = EUR 730 per person
GROUP RATES
EARLYBIRD (until 29 February 2020)
2 people
3 people
4 people
save EUR 100
save EUR 200
save EUR 300
total = EUR 960
total = EUR 1390
total = EUR 1820
STANDARD (from 1 March 2020)
2 people
3 people
4 people
save EUR 100
save EUR 200
save EUR 300
total = EUR 1360
total = EUR 1990
total = EUR 2620
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 30 places total available
  • proof of status required (professional email address & staff ID card)
Stream 2: Test Development
Earlybird Fee
EUR 530 per person
Standard Fee
EUR 730 per person
OTHER ATTENDEES
Stream 1: Test Design Guidelines
Earlybird Fee
EUR 530 per person
Standard Fee
EUR 730 per person

  • 2 people per company / organisation due 30 places total available
Stream 2: Test Development
Earlybird Fee
EUR 530 per person
Standard Fee
EUR 730 per person
GROUP RATES
EARLYBIRD
(until 29 February 2020)
2 people: save EUR 100
total = EUR 960
3 people: save EUR 200
total = EUR 1390
4 people: save EUR 300
total = EUR 1820
STANDARD
(from 1 March 2020)
2 people: save EUR 100
total = EUR 1360
3 people: save EUR 200
total = EUR 1990
4 people: save EUR 300
total = EUR 2620
For enquiries about other group rates, contact:  events@icaea.aero

Places

Early registration is advised as attendance is limited to: Stream 1: 30 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 status 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)

Venue

Emirates Flight Training Academy

Al Maktoum International Airport
Dubai World Central, LMU No. 3 – Emirates Rd
Dubai – United Arab Emirates

Tel: +971 4 887 9544
Website: Emirates Flight Training Academy

Suggested Hotel

Special room rates will be available at the suggested hotel.

Two Seasons Hotel & Apartments

Sheikh Zayed Road
Dubai, United Arab Emirates

MORE INFORMATION COMING SOON

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Two Seasons Hotel & Apartments, Dubai – UAE

Deluxe Suite, Two Seasons Hotel & Apartments

Local Transport

Conference Registration Fees include daily return transfer by coach between the suggested hotel and the venue.

If CAA LPR Focal Points (who do not pay a Registration Fee for attending Stream 1) wish to utilise the daily coach transfer, a fee of EUR 30 will be payable in cash on arrival.

MORE INFORMATION COMING SOON

Travel Information

Airport Transfers

INFO COMING SOON

Practical Information

INFO COMING SOON

The United Arab Emirates offers visa exemptions and visa on arrival for holders of passports from many countries.

Before registering for this event, please make sure you are aware of visa requirements to enter Dubai.

For information, check:

  • current requirements with the UAE Embassy in your country
  • website of Emirates Airlines, which has extensive information on visa requirements to visit Dubai

Fees

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

Earlybird Fees are available until 29 February 2020.

Standard Fees will be payable from 1 March 2020.

Earlybird & Standard Fees include:

  • full 3-day attendance at Conference & Workshop Sessions
  • daily return transport by coach between the suggested hotel and the conference venue

If CAA LPR Focal Points (who do not pay a Registration Fee for attending Conference + Stream 1 Workshops) wish to utilise the daily coach transfer, a fee of EUR 30 will be payable in cash on arrival.

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

  • 2 people per CAA due 30 places total available
  • proof of status required (professional email address & staff ID card)
Stream 2: Test Development
Earlybird Fee = EUR 530 per person
Standard Fee = EUR 730 per person
OTHER ATTENDEES
Stream 1: Test Design Guidelines
Earlybird Fee = EUR 530 per person
Standard Fee = EUR 730 per person

  • 2 people per company / organisation due 30 places total available
Stream 2: Test Development
Earlybird Fee = EUR 530 per person
Standard Fee = EUR 730 per person
GROUP RATES
EARLYBIRD (until 29 February 2020)
2 people
3 people
4 people
save EUR 100
save EUR 200
save EUR 300
total = EUR 960
total = EUR 1390
total = EUR 1820
STANDARD (from 1 March 2020)
2 people
3 people
4 people
save EUR 100
save EUR 200
save EUR 300
total = EUR 1360
total = EUR 1990
total = EUR 2620
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 30 places total available
  • proof of status required (professional email address & staff ID card)
Stream 2: Test Development
Earlybird Fee
EUR 530 per person
Standard Fee
EUR 730 per person
OTHER ATTENDEES
Stream 1: Test Design Guidelines
Earlybird Fee
EUR 530 per person
Standard Fee
EUR 730 per person

  • 2 people per company / organisation due 30 places total available
Stream 2: Test Development
Earlybird Fee
EUR 530 per person
Standard Fee
EUR 730 per person
GROUP RATES
EARLYBIRD
(until 29 February 2020)
2 people: save EUR 100
total = EUR 960
3 people: save EUR 200
total = EUR 1390
4 people: save EUR 300
total = EUR 1820
STANDARD
(from 1 March 2020)
2 people: save EUR 100
total = EUR 1360
3 people: save EUR 200
total = EUR 1990
4 people: save EUR 300
total = EUR 2620
For enquiries about other group rates, contact:  events@icaea.aero

Places

Early registration is advised as attendance is limited to: Stream 1: 30 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