Developing Materials for English Training in Aviation: A Wider Perspective

Sharing experiences, developments and ideas

WHEN: Mon 22 – Wed 24 May, 2023
WHERE: Pullman Istanbul Hotel & Convention Center
Istanbul, Turkey

We are pleased to announce ICAEA’s next in-person conference in Istanbul, hosted by Turkish Airlines Aviation Academy. The conference will be 2.5 days, from Monday 22 May to Wednesday 24 May, 2023.

The event will focus on the development of specific-purpose language training curricula and materials for a wide spectrum of personnel, including pilots, air traffic controllers, cabin crew, engineering, airport and other ground staff, and people in training to join the industry.

Through presentations, practical workshops and panel discussions, the conference will explore topics such as:

  • training needs analysis,
  • course design and training methods (virtual training, e-learning, classroom delivery),
  • curriculum and materials development, and,
  • collaboration between language and subject matter experts.

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Background

Awareness of the importance of language in aviation communication has grown steadily since the implementation of the ICAO Language Proficiency Requirements (LPRs) for pilots and ATCOs. With the need to raise language proficiency standards to ensure safe and efficient operations now well accepted, there is growing interest in developing aviation English proficiency across a broader range of aviation professions, including;

  • pilots,
  • air traffic controllers,
  • cabin crew,
  • engineering personnel,
  • airport and other ground staff, and,
  • people in training to join the industry.

Multi-lingual and multi-cultural teams are playing key roles in supporting organisations and companies as they rebuild and restructure the aviation industry in the transition to post-COVID world. Developing awareness of skills in English, as a common language for communicating in a range of contexts during these ongoing developments is of paramount importance. Training all aviation personnel to communicate effectively is vital in maintaining a safe and expeditious operating environment.

Providing focused training in specific domains requires an awareness of the technical language and needs of learners, as well as pedagogy to deliver the training. Input and collaboration from subject matter and language experts leads to materials and curriculum that target learners’ real-world needs.

Participants

This conference aims to bring together stakeholders from around the world to share their experiences in developing and delivering aviation English training across a range of aviation sectors. The event will focus on sharing practical experiences, knowledge and skills to enable participants to reflect and apply ideas for their own training contexts.

Sessions

Presentations, panel discussions and practical hands-on workshop sessions will cover a range of topics including:

  • conducting a needs analysis,
  • curriculum and materials development,
  • the skills required for effective curriculum development,
  • learning activity types,
  • approaches to hybrid and blended learning,
  • e-Learning and classroom-based course materials,
  • blending operational and language skills development,
  • specific purpose teaching pedagogy,
  • inclusion of other areas such as CRM and SMS in language training, and,
  • developing wider stakeholder awareness.

Call for Papers

We invite submissions for presentations and practical workshops from trainers, researchers, curriculum designers, training providers and other stakeholders involved in or affected by issues related to language and communication training.

For detailed information and instructions:

SEE  Call for Papers (0.5 MB)

Important Dates

Proposal submission deadline 24 February, 2023
Speaker proposal notifications 16 March, 2023
Finalisation of speakers and programme 30 March, 2023

Conference Venue

Name: Pullman Istanbul Hotel & Convention Center
Address: Yenibosna Merkez Mahallesi
1 Asena Sok No:15, Bahcelievler
34295 Istanbul
Turkey
Website: https://all.accor.com/hotel/9429/index.en.shtml

Stay at the Venue

Information on special room rates coming soon.

Visa Requirements

For information about:

Travel & Practical Information

Information coming soon

Fees

Until 21 March 2023
US $350
Special priority fee for ICAEA Members

From 22 March 2023
US $400
General registration fee for ICAEA Members and Non-Members

Note: Places at the conference are limited.

Contact events@icaea.aero for more information.

Developing Materials for English Training in Aviation: A Wider Perspective

Sharing experiences, developments and ideas

Mon 22 – Wed 24 May, 2023

Pullman Istanbul Hotel & Convention Center (Istanbul, Turkey)

We are pleased to announce ICAEA’s next in-person conference in Istanbul, hosted by Turkish Airlines Aviation Academy. The conference will be 2.5 days, from Monday 22 May to Wednesday 24 May, 2023.

The event will focus on the development of specific-purpose language training curricula and materials for a wide spectrum of personnel, including pilots, air traffic controllers, cabin crew, engineering, airport and other ground staff, and people in training to join the industry.

Through presentations, practical workshops and panel discussions, the conference will explore topics such as:

  • training needs analysis,
  • course design and training methods (virtual training, e-learning, classroom delivery),
  • curriculum and materials development, and,
  • collaboration between language and subject matter experts.

hosted by

Background

Awareness of the importance of language in aviation communication has grown steadily since the implementation of the ICAO Language Proficiency Requirements (LPRs) for pilots and ATCOs. With the need to raise language proficiency standards to ensure safe and efficient operations now well accepted, there is growing interest in developing aviation English proficiency across a broader range of aviation professions, including;

  • pilots,
  • air traffic controllers,
  • cabin crew,
  • engineering personnel,
  • airport and other ground staff, and,
  • people in training to join the industry.

Multi-lingual and multi-cultural teams are playing key roles in supporting organisations and companies as they rebuild and restructure the aviation industry in the transition to post-COVID world. Developing awareness of skills in English, as a common language for communicating in a range of contexts during these ongoing developments is of paramount importance. Training all aviation personnel to communicate effectively is vital in maintaining a safe and expeditious operating environment.

Providing focused training in specific domains requires an awareness of the technical language and needs of learners, as well as pedagogy to deliver the training. Input and collaboration from subject matter and language experts leads to materials and curriculum that target learners’ real-world needs.

Participants

This conference aims to bring together stakeholders from around the world to share their experiences in developing and delivering aviation English training across a range of aviation sectors. The event will focus on sharing practical experiences, knowledge and skills to enable participants to reflect and apply ideas for their own training contexts.

Sessions

Presentations, panel discussions and practical hands-on workshop sessions will cover a range of topics including:

  • conducting a needs analysis,
  • curriculum and materials development,
  • the skills required for effective curriculum development,
  • learning activity types,
  • approaches to hybrid and blended learning,
  • e-Learning and classroom-based course materials,
  • blending operational and language skills development,
  • specific purpose teaching pedagogy,
  • inclusion of other areas such as CRM and SMS in language training, and,
  • developing wider stakeholder awareness.

Call for Papers

We invite submissions for presentations and practical workshops from trainers, researchers, curriculum designers, training providers and other stakeholders involved in or affected by issues related to language and communication training.

For detailed information and instructions:

SEE  Call for Papers (0.5 MB)

Important Dates

Proposal submission deadline
24 February, 2023

Speaker proposal notifications
16 March, 2023

Finalisation of speakers and programme
30 March, 2023

Conference Venue

Name: Pullman Istanbul Hotel & Convention Center
Address: Yenibosna Merkez Mahallesi
1 Asena Sok No:15, Bahcelievler
34295 Istanbul
Turkey
Website: https://all.accor.com/hotel/9429/index.en.shtml

Stay at the Venue

Information on special room rates and period of availability coming soon.

Visa Requirements

For information about:

Travel & Practical Information

Information coming soon

Fees

Until 21 March 2023
US $350
Special priority fee for ICAEA Members

From 22 March 2023
US $400
General registration fee for ICAEA Members and Non-Members

Contact events@icaea.aero for more information.

REGISTRATION

Tickets

Ticket Type Price Spaces
ICAEA Members - Priority
Available to Members until 21 March. Log in to register.
$350.00 N/A
General Registration
For Members & Non-Members from 22 March.
$400.00 N/A