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Exploring the construct of radiotelephony communication: A critique of the ICAO English testing policy from the perspective of Korean aviation experts

  title={Exploring the construct of radiotelephony communication: A critique of the ICAO English testing policy from the perspective of Korean aviation experts},
  author={Hyejeong Kim},
In recent years there has been widespread concern about insufficient English proficiency in the aviation industry on the part of Non-Native English Speaking (NNES) pilots or air traffic controllers and its role as a contributing factor in the chain of events leading to accidents or incidents. These concerns have led ICAO, a special agency of the United Nations responsible for all aviationrelated matters including establishing international law and policies, to strengthen its provisions… 

Reconsidering the Measurement of Proficiency in Pilot and Air Traffic Controller Radiotelephony Communication: From Construct Definition to Task Design

This dissertation investigates and specifies the proficiency construct (awareness, knowledge, skills, and attitudes) in pilot-ATCO intercultural RT, following Fulcher and Davidson's (2007) test development framework, and drawing on theoretical and empirical studies in the domains of Aviation English, English as a Lingua Franca, Intercultural awareness, and Interactional competence.

Pronunciation and Comprehension in English as a Lingua Franca Communication: Effect of L1 Influence in International Aviation Communication

This article explores the issues of pronunciation and comprehension in the English as a lingua franca (ELF) context of pilot–air traffic controller radiotelephony communication, and how these are

Interrogating the construct of aviation English: Feedback from test takers in Korea

This paper explores the underlying construct of both the English proficiency test for pilot and air traffic controller radiotelephony communication developed and administered in Korea and the ICAO

Aeronautical English: Investigating the nature of this specific language in search of new heights

Patrícia TOSQUI-LUCKS (USP/ICEA)1 Ana Lígia Barbosa de Carvalho e SILVA (UNICAMP)2 ABSTRACT Global communication for professional purposes has opened up new research avenues on English language use

A broader view of communicative competence for aeronautical communications: Implications for teaching and high-stakes testing

Implications for teaching and high-stakes testing Uma visão mais ampla de competência comunicativa para comunicações aeronáuticas: Implicações para o ensino e exames de alta relevância Ana Lúcia

A Re-Evaluation of Washback for Learning and Testing Language in Aeronautical Communications

This paper will show that, if learning and assessment are aligned correctly as part of an ongoing learning process, washback is simply an integral part of this process and not a mechanism working in isolation and that an integrated process of learning and testing with a common core objective can go a long way towards reducing the challenges of assessing language proficiency in this specific purposes domain.

The hunt for “indigenous criteria” in assessing communication in the physiotherapy workplace

Gaining insights from domain experts into how they view communication in real world settings is recognized as an important authenticity consideration in the development of criteria to assess language

Safety in transportation: a review of the concept, its context, safety preservation and improvement effectiveness

The article presents definitions of and approaches to the concept of safety in order to confirm the subjective character of its determination, description, and interpretation. By presenting examples




This chapter proposes two alternative models for assessing English as a Lingua Franca (ELF), one of which assumes that ELF may be regarded not as a use of Standard English but as a code in its own right, and the other assumes that strategic competence takes precedence over linguistic accuracy.

The Power of Tests: A Critical Perspective on the Uses of Language Tests

Language in Social Life is a major series which highlights the importance of language to an understanding of issues of social and professional concern. It will be of practical relevance to all those

Managing learning: Authority and language assessment

A feature of language assessment internationally is its role in the enforcement of language policies established by governments and other educational and cultural agencies. This trend has led to the

The effect of rater variables in the development of an occupation-specific language performance test

There has been little research into the effect of raters' background on assessments made in language tests. This article explores the effect that the rater's occupational and linguistic background

English As A Lingua Franca; A Threat To Multilingualism

The goal of Learners of English in multilingual and lingua franca setting should be multilingual performance and profeciency, not an idealized native-likeProfeciency.

Syntactic variation in interactions across international Englishes

Discussions of World Englishes mainly concentrate on the particularities of individual varieties of English spoken in the different parts of the world. There is, however, another form of World

How do subject specialists construe classroom language proficiency?

Recent research on rater variation (e.g., Barnwell, 1989; Douglas and Selinker, 1990; Hadden, 1991) raises the question of whether 'linguistically naive' subject specialists may be better equipped