Using real aviation communications to create tasks for TESTING
Tuesday 10 November, 2020
Moderators: Aline Pacheco (PUC-RS), Malila Prado (FJUT), Patricia Tosqui-Lucks (ICEA)
Presenters: Ana Lucia Monteiro (ICAEA Board), Angela Garcia (Carleton University)
Webinar 5b was especially designed for Aviation English professionals involved in test design and development. It demonstrated how real radio communications can provide input for the creation of test tasks, and explored the use of Corpus Linguistics for the development of tasks measuring speaking and listening abilities.
Using real aviation communications to create tasks for TRAINING
Tuesday 27 October, 2020
Moderators: Ana Lucia Monteiro (ICAEA Board), Angela Garcia (Carleton University)
Presenters: Aline Pacheco (PUC-RS), Malila Prado (FJUT), Patricia Tosqui-Lucks (ICEA)
Webinar 5a was designed specifically for Aviation English teachers involved in curriculum or materials design, and focused on using real radio communications as input for the creation of training tasks. It demonstrated how Corpus Linguistics can be used to guide the writing of training activities aiming to develop interactional competence.
Experiences in virtual Aviation English teaching
Insights from Argentina
Thursday 24 September, 2020
Moderated by: Cecilia Denis (ICAEA Board)
Presented by: 1) Norma Bravo (ICAEA Board), 2) Claudia Helguera (APTA), 3) Antonella Gargarella Martelli (ARG), 4) Cristina Barbé (Come Fly With Me)
This webinar was designed specifically for Aviation English trainers involved in the delivery of online learning and/or curriculum development. Participants heard AE colleagues discussing how they provide virtual language learning to pilots, ATCOs, cabin crew and technicians, and learned how they may be able to adapt the ideas presented to their own situation.
Re-routing Aviation English – Challenges and solutions
Tuesday 4 August, 2020
Henry Emery (ICAEA Board)
Capt. Dennis Gliddon & Andrea Howard (Latitude Aviation English Services)
This webinar explored the design, development and delivery of blended online learning. Three practical topics were featured: considerations regarding course structure, the production and provision of e-learning materials, and, the delivery of blended Virtual Instructor-Led Training. Possible models for each were presented, together with discussion of the challenges involved.
Re-routing Aviation English – Strategies for teaching online
Tuesday 30 June, 2020
Jennifer Roberts (ICAEA Board)
Alan Orr & Jena Lynch (Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University)
This webinar was designed for Aviation English teachers interested in exploring the concept of ‘flipping’ the online classroom. This approach uses both asynchronous (independent study) and synchronous (with the support of a teacher virtually in real time) modes of learning. The presenters discussed creating and assigning asynchronous tasks for students both before and after instructor-led synchronous sessions delivered virtually online.
Teaching Aviation English Online
Sharing ideas, experiences and achievements
Wednesday 3 & 10 June, 2020
Over 200 trainers and assessors, curriculum developers, pilots and ATCOs joined the first ICAEA Webinar.
In this repeated webinar, participants had the opportunity to share their experiences, discuss some important concepts, and consider the advantages and challenges of providing English language instruction to aviation professionals and students online. Topics also included various practical and educational considerations for teachers and organisations when moving from face-to-face to online instruction.