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Online Aviation English Rater Course

£495.00 £345.00

Our rater trainers are language experts and SMEs and have many years of experience as well as being holders of Masters degrees and PhDs.

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This course is a mixture of online group discussion sessions and reading / listening activities to be done before sessions, over 5 consecutive days.   Click here to see a full breakdown of how the course works day by day.

The course is suitable for those with a background in aviation generally who are not familiar with language testing issues, and want to know how to apply the ICAO Language Proficiency Requirements for Plain English testing.  It’s equally suitable for teachers or language trainers who are not particularly familiar with aviation English language testing.

The instructors have many years of experience testing aviation English, developing aviation English tests and training raters.  We all have Master degrees in Language Testing from Lancaster University.

The course contains input on the following topics:

Module 1 – ICAO Documentation & Language Testing Issues
The ICAO Language Proficiency Requirements & Document 9835
Language Test Reliability and Validity Issues

Module 2 – Pronunciation
Pronunciation Terms
The ICAO Pronunciation Descriptors
The Lingua Franca Core
Rating Issues
Example Clips

Module 3 – Structure
Structure Terms
The ICAO Structure Descriptors
Rating Issues
Example Clips

Module 4 – Vocabulary
Vocabulary Terms
The ICAO Vocabulary Descriptors
Rating Issues
Example Clips

Module 5 – Fluency
Fluency Terms
The ICAO Fluency Descriptors
Rating Issues
Example Clips

Module 6 – Comprehension
Comprehension Terms
The ICAO Comprehension Descriptors
Issues in Testing Comprehension
Rating Issues
Example Clips

Module 7 – Interactions
Interactions Terms
The ICAO Interactions Descriptors
Rating Issues
Example Clips

Module 8 – Rating
Listening to whole tests and awarding profile scores
Rater discussions

Certification
Apply what you have learned to rate 4 tests, and receive feedback on your severity / leniency.

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