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ESP-IS and AL-IS Webinar Series in Collaboration with the International Civil Aviation English Association (ICAEA)

  • 1.  ESP-IS and AL-IS Webinar Series in Collaboration with the International Civil Aviation English Association (ICAEA)

    Posted 17-09-2022 05:18 PM
    Aviation English: A Webinar Series

    The English for Specific Purposes IS (ESP-IS) and the Applied Linguistics IS (ESP-IS) are partnering with the International Civil Aviation English Association on a series of five webinars about Aviation English. These webinars will occur in September, October, December, January, and February, leading up to TESOL 2023 in Portland! Be on the lookout for more info about Webinars 2-5, but in the meantime, we hope you'll be able to join us for Webinar 1!

    Webinar 1: An Introduction to Aviation English
    September 29, 2022 from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM (ET)
    Aviation English serves to develop the English language proficiency of aviation personnel, including pilots, air traffic controllers, maintenance technicians, and more. As a field, it is regulated by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Language Proficiency Requirements (LPRs), but the development and implementation of curricula, assessments, and teachers to support the policy are largely unregulated. This webinar will introduce the field of Aviation English and form a foundation for subsequent webinars in the series.

    Presenter: Jennifer Roberts
    Jennifer Roberts serves as an Assistant Professor and the Curriculum Chair in the Department of Aviation English at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University-Worldwide, where she focuses on developing and implementing aviation English training and testing programs. Before coming to Embry-Riddle, she served as an English Language Fellow in Indonesia through the U.S. Department of State, after receiving her MA in Applied Linguistics and ESL from Georgia State University. Jennifer is the current Chair of TESOL's ESP Interest Section, and a Board Member of the International Civil Aviation English Association (ICAEA).

    Registration URL: sites.tesol.org/MemberPortal/Events/TESOL Webinar/Zoom/...

    Hope to see you there!

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    Jennifer Roberts
    Aviation English Specialist
    Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
    United States
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