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Training

As well as the free demonstration material LTAS also offers online courses via its own Virtual Learning Environment (VLE). If you have already registered and have your username and password, please login using the boxes above.

The courses offered are

  • Aviation English for Pilots and ATCs

    Hours of self study and interactive material based upon the ethos outlined below and designed to assist pilots / ATCs to improve their aviation english listening comprehension skills regardless of their starting level. Samples of the type of material are also accessible below

    Please contact us for details, pricing and access

  • Initial EALTS Examiner Training

    40 hours of self study and interactive material for EALTS examiners of Aviation English

  • Recurrent EALTS Examiner Training

    20 hours of self study and interactive material for examiners undertaking the recurrent training requirements of ICAO

The ICAO-defined critical skills of operational language proficiency

ICAO has identified the critical language proficiency skills that are required by flight crew and air traffic controllers for effective aeronautical communications to take place and has defined these skills in its Holistic Descriptors of operational language proficiency (Appendix to Annex 1 of the Convention on International Civil Aviation). They are as follows:

  1. The ability to communicate effectively in face-to-face and voice-only situations.
  2. The ability to communicate effectively on common, concrete operations related topics.
  3. The ability to recognise (acknowledge) and resolve miscommunication through the use of checking, clarifying and confirming strategies.
  4. The ability to demonstrate an active language resource sufficient for the handling of non-routine situations.
  5. The ability to use an accent that is generally intelligible.

While these Holistic Descriptors define the critical skills of operational language proficiency, the extent of proficiency in these five skills is then assessed through the application of the assessment criteria contained in the ICAO Language Proficiency Rating Scale (Attachment to Annex 1 of the Convention on International Civil Aviation).

These critical skills should therefore form the focus of any teaching programme aimed at the revision, consolidation and extension of language proficiency in the context of aviation operations. A teaching programme that adopts this focus can therefore claim to be supporting the implementation of the ICAO Language Proficiency Requirements (LPR).

As any assessment method that claims ICAO LPR compliance should seek to elicit a sample of test-taker proficiency in each of these five defined critical skills, then a teaching programme that allows for the revision, consolidation and extension of these skills could be considered as an appropriate non-test specific component of an assessment preparation course.

A teaching programme that has at its core a focus on the revision, consolidation and extension of the critical communication skills defined in the Holistic Descriptors can be seen to be wholly complementary in preparing flight crew and air traffic controllers for an ICAO LPR compliant assessment, and therefore wholly in support of the implementation of the ICAO LPR.

Material Available

The EALTS VLE holds unique interactive exercises focused on the developing the types of skills required to pass any Aviation English test. Samples of the types of exercises you can find are given below.

Series 1 Exercise

Listen to an audio recording of a communication from an ATC to a pilot. How many words are spoken?

Series 2 Exercise

Listen to an audio recording of a communication from an ATC to a pilot. What words did you hear?

Series 3 Exercise

Listen to an audio recording of a communication from an ATC to a pilot. Which words were included?

Series 4 Exercise

Listen to an audio recording of a communication from an ATC to a pilot. Reconstruct the recording from the audio chunks given

Series 5 Exercise

Listen to an audio recording of a communication from an ATC to a pilot. Which audio chunks did you NOT hear?

Series 6 Exercise

Listen to an audio recording of a communication from an ATC to a pilot. Reconstruct the recording from the words given

Series 7 Exercise

Listen to a recording of a communication from an ATC to a Pilot, and a statement about that communication. According to the communication, is the statement True or False or do you need more information to decide that answer?

Series 8 Exercise

Listen to an audio recording of a communication between an ATC and a pilot. Which is the correct summary of the scenario?

40 hours of self study and interactive material for examiners of Aviation English

20 hours of self study and interactive material for examiners undertaking the recurrent training requirements of ICAO

Training

As well as the free demonstration material LTAS also offers online courses via its own Virtual Learning Environment (VLE). If you have already registered and have your username and password, please login using the boxes above.

The courses offered are

  • Aviation English for Pilots and ATCs

    Hours of self study and interactive material based upon the ethos outlined below and designed to assist pilots / ATCs to improve their aviation english listening comprehension skills regardless of their starting level. Samples of the type of material are also accessible below

    Please contact us for details, pricing and access

  • Initial EALTS Examiner Training

    40 hours of self study and interactive material for EALTS examiners of Aviation English

  • Recurrent EALTS Examiner Training

    20 hours of self study and interactive material for examiners undertaking the recurrent training requirements of ICAO

The ICAO-defined critical skills of operational language proficiency

ICAO has identified the critical language proficiency skills that are required by flight crew and air traffic controllers for effective aeronautical communications to take place and has defined these skills in its Holistic Descriptors of operational language proficiency (Appendix to Annex 1 of the Convention on International Civil Aviation). They are as follows:

  1. The ability to communicate effectively in face-to-face and voice-only situations.
  2. The ability to communicate effectively on common, concrete operations related topics.
  3. The ability to recognise (acknowledge) and resolve miscommunication through the use of checking, clarifying and confirming strategies.
  4. The ability to demonstrate an active language resource sufficient for the handling of non-routine situations.
  5. The ability to use an accent that is generally intelligible.

While these Holistic Descriptors define the critical skills of operational language proficiency, the extent of proficiency in these five skills is then assessed through the application of the assessment criteria contained in the ICAO Language Proficiency Rating Scale (Attachment to Annex 1 of the Convention on International Civil Aviation).

These critical skills should therefore form the focus of any teaching programme aimed at the revision, consolidation and extension of language proficiency in the context of aviation operations. A teaching programme that adopts this focus can therefore claim to be supporting the implementation of the ICAO Language Proficiency Requirements (LPR).

As any assessment method that claims ICAO LPR compliance should seek to elicit a sample of test-taker proficiency in each of these five defined critical skills, then a teaching programme that allows for the revision, consolidation and extension of these skills could be considered as an appropriate non-test specific component of an assessment preparation course.

A teaching programme that has at its core a focus on the revision, consolidation and extension of the critical communication skills defined in the Holistic Descriptors can be seen to be wholly complementary in preparing flight crew and air traffic controllers for an ICAO LPR compliant assessment, and therefore wholly in support of the implementation of the ICAO LPR.

Material Available

The EALTS VLE holds unique interactive exercises focused on the developing the types of skills required to pass any Aviation English test. Samples of the types of exercises you can find are given below.

Series 1 Exercise

Listen to an audio recording of a communication from an ATC to a pilot. How many words are spoken?

Series 2 Exercise

Listen to an audio recording of a communication from an ATC to a pilot. What words did you hear?

Series 3 Exercise

Listen to an audio recording of a communication from an ATC to a pilot. Which words were included?

Series 4 Exercise

Listen to an audio recording of a communication from an ATC to a pilot. Reconstruct the recording from the audio chunks given

Series 5 Exercise

Listen to an audio recording of a communication from an ATC to a pilot. Which audio chunks did you NOT hear?

Series 6 Exercise

Listen to an audio recording of a communication from an ATC to a pilot. Reconstruct the recording from the words given

Series 7 Exercise

Listen to a recording of a communication from an ATC to a Pilot, and a statement about that communication. According to the communication, is the statement True or False or do you need more information to decide that answer?

Series 8 Exercise

Listen to an audio recording of a communication between an ATC and a pilot. Which is the correct summary of the scenario?

40 hours of self study and interactive material for examiners of Aviation English

20 hours of self study and interactive material for examiners undertaking the recurrent training requirements of ICAO

Training

As well as the free demonstration material LTAS also offers online courses via its own Virtual Learning Environment (VLE). If you have already registered and have your username and password, please login using the boxes above.

The courses offered are

  • Aviation English for Pilots and ATCs

    Hours of self study and interactive material based upon the ethos outlined below and designed to assist pilots / ATCs to improve their aviation english listening comprehension skills regardless of their starting level. Samples of the type of material are also accessible below

    Please contact us for details, pricing and access

  • Initial EALTS Examiner Training

    40 hours of self study and interactive material for EALTS examiners of Aviation English

  • Recurrent EALTS Examiner Training

    20 hours of self study and interactive material for examiners undertaking the recurrent training requirements of ICAO

The ICAO-defined critical skills of operational language proficiency

ICAO has identified the critical language proficiency skills that are required by flight crew and air traffic controllers for effective aeronautical communications to take place and has defined these skills in its Holistic Descriptors of operational language proficiency (Appendix to Annex 1 of the Convention on International Civil Aviation). They are as follows:

  1. The ability to communicate effectively in face-to-face and voice-only situations.
  2. The ability to communicate effectively on common, concrete operations related topics.
  3. The ability to recognise (acknowledge) and resolve miscommunication through the use of checking, clarifying and confirming strategies.
  4. The ability to demonstrate an active language resource sufficient for the handling of non-routine situations.
  5. The ability to use an accent that is generally intelligible.

While these Holistic Descriptors define the critical skills of operational language proficiency, the extent of proficiency in these five skills is then assessed through the application of the assessment criteria contained in the ICAO Language Proficiency Rating Scale (Attachment to Annex 1 of the Convention on International Civil Aviation).

These critical skills should therefore form the focus of any teaching programme aimed at the revision, consolidation and extension of language proficiency in the context of aviation operations. A teaching programme that adopts this focus can therefore claim to be supporting the implementation of the ICAO Language Proficiency Requirements (LPR).

As any assessment method that claims ICAO LPR compliance should seek to elicit a sample of test-taker proficiency in each of these five defined critical skills, then a teaching programme that allows for the revision, consolidation and extension of these skills could be considered as an appropriate non-test specific component of an assessment preparation course.

A teaching programme that has at its core a focus on the revision, consolidation and extension of the critical communication skills defined in the Holistic Descriptors can be seen to be wholly complementary in preparing flight crew and air traffic controllers for an ICAO LPR compliant assessment, and therefore wholly in support of the implementation of the ICAO LPR.

Material Available

The EALTS VLE holds unique interactive exercises focused on the developing the types of skills required to pass any Aviation English test. Samples of the types of exercises you can find are given below.

Series 1 Exercise

Listen to an audio recording of a communication from an ATC to a pilot. How many words are spoken?

Series 2 Exercise

Listen to an audio recording of a communication from an ATC to a pilot. What words did you hear?

Series 3 Exercise

Listen to an audio recording of a communication from an ATC to a pilot. Which words were included?

Series 4 Exercise

Listen to an audio recording of a communication from an ATC to a pilot. Reconstruct the recording from the audio chunks given

Series 5 Exercise

Listen to an audio recording of a communication from an ATC to a pilot. Which audio chunks did you NOT hear?

Series 6 Exercise

Listen to an audio recording of a communication from an ATC to a pilot. Reconstruct the recording from the words given

Series 7 Exercise

Listen to a recording of a communication from an ATC to a Pilot, and a statement about that communication. According to the communication, is the statement True or False or do you need more information to decide that answer?

Series 8 Exercise

Listen to an audio recording of a communication between an ATC and a pilot. Which is the correct summary of the scenario?

40 hours of self study and interactive material for examiners of Aviation English

20 hours of self study and interactive material for examiners undertaking the recurrent training requirements of ICAO

Training

As well as the free demonstration material LTAS also offers online courses via its own Virtual Learning Environment (VLE). If you have already registered and have your username and password, please login here.

The courses offered are

  • Aviation English for Pilots and ATCs

    Hours of self study and interactive material based upon the ethos outlined below and designed to assist pilots / ATCs to improve their aviation english listening comprehension skills regardless of their starting level. Samples of the type of material are also accessible below

    Please contact us for details, pricing and access

  • Initial EALTS Examiner Training

    40 hours of self study and interactive material for EALTS examiners of Aviation English

  • Recurrent EALTS Examiner Training

    20 hours of self study and interactive material for examiners undertaking the recurrent training requirements of ICAO

The ICAO-defined critical skills of operational language proficiency

ICAO has identified the critical language proficiency skills that are required by flight crew and air traffic controllers for effective aeronautical communications to take place and has defined these skills in its Holistic Descriptors of operational language proficiency (Appendix to Annex 1 of the Convention on International Civil Aviation). They are as follows:

  1. The ability to communicate effectively in face-to-face and voice-only situations.
  2. The ability to communicate effectively on common, concrete operations related topics.
  3. The ability to recognise (acknowledge) and resolve miscommunication through the use of checking, clarifying and confirming strategies.
  4. The ability to demonstrate an active language resource sufficient for the handling of non-routine situations.
  5. The ability to use an accent that is generally intelligible.

While these Holistic Descriptors define the critical skills of operational language proficiency, the extent of proficiency in these five skills is then assessed through the application of the assessment criteria contained in the ICAO Language Proficiency Rating Scale (Attachment to Annex 1 of the Convention on International Civil Aviation).

These critical skills should therefore form the focus of any teaching programme aimed at the revision, consolidation and extension of language proficiency in the context of aviation operations. A teaching programme that adopts this focus can therefore claim to be supporting the implementation of the ICAO Language Proficiency Requirements (LPR).

As any assessment method that claims ICAO LPR compliance should seek to elicit a sample of test-taker proficiency in each of these five defined critical skills, then a teaching programme that allows for the revision, consolidation and extension of these skills could be considered as an appropriate non-test specific component of an assessment preparation course.

A teaching programme that has at its core a focus on the revision, consolidation and extension of the critical communication skills defined in the Holistic Descriptors can be seen to be wholly complementary in preparing flight crew and air traffic controllers for an ICAO LPR compliant assessment, and therefore wholly in support of the implementation of the ICAO LPR.

Material Available

The EALTS VLE holds unique interactive exercises focused on the developing the types of skills required to pass any Aviation English test. Samples of the types of exercises you can find are given below.

Series 1 Exercise

Listen to an audio recording of a communication from an ATC to a pilot. How many words are spoken?

Series 2 Exercise

Listen to an audio recording of a communication from an ATC to a pilot. What words did you hear?

Series 3 Exercise

Listen to an audio recording of a communication from an ATC to a pilot. Which words were included?

Series 4 Exercise

Listen to an audio recording of a communication from an ATC to a pilot. Reconstruct the recording from the audio chunks given

Series 5 Exercise

Listen to an audio recording of a communication from an ATC to a pilot. Which audio chunks did you NOT hear?

Series 6 Exercise

Listen to an audio recording of a communication from an ATC to a pilot. Reconstruct the recording from the words given

Series 7 Exercise

Listen to a recording of a communication from an ATC to a Pilot, and a statement about that communication. According to the communication, is the statement True or False or do you need more information to decide that answer?

Series 8 Exercise

Listen to an audio recording of a communication between an ATC and a pilot. Which is the correct summary of the scenario?

40 hours of self study and interactive material for examiners of Aviation English

20 hours of self study and interactive material for examiners undertaking the recurrent training requirements of ICAO

© 2017 LTAS Ltd
In support of the ICAO language proficiency requirements
© 2017 LTAS Ltd
In support of the ICAO language proficiency requirements
© 2017 LTAS Ltd
In support of the ICAO language proficiency requirements