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ERIC Number: EJ1127407
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Jul
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 20
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ISSN: ISSN-2322-1291
Nobody Seems to Speak English Here Today: Enhancing Assessment and Training in Aviation English
Douglas, Dan
Iranian Journal of Language Teaching Research, v2 n2 p1-12 Jul 2014
In 2003 the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) strengthened the provisions that English be made available for international radiotelephony communication. ICAO also developed standards for English proficiency for international pilots and air traffic controllers. However, these standards are applied variably from country to country and in no country are native speakers of English tested for their ability to employ what has been termed "interactional competence" when using English for intercultural communication. Problems with this situation are reviewed and suggestions made for improving English assessment and training.
Urmia University Press. Faculty of Literature and Humanities, Urmia, 165, Iran; Tel: +98-44-32752741; Fax: +98-44-32752746; e-mail: info@urmia.ac.ir; Web site: http://www.urmia.ac.ir/ijltr
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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