May we ask: Are you a language educator? If so, what language do you teach? If not, what else do you do? And please do not write only 'English', be a little specific. In the past we had spammers and your reply helps us understand whether you are sincere. Thank you so much..
I train teachers for CELTA, write tests for aviation and rate speech samples from foreign pilots and controllers who want to work in international airspace.
I also work as a lecturer on the Aviation Language Diploma in conjunction with the University of Plymouth, UK.
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On Nov 12th started the first Virtual Round Table conference with 35 guest speakers.
You have signed up at the ning, go to virtual-round-table conference.ning there you will find more information. For those who couldnt join, recordings on youtube and embedded in ning will be available soon. I think you missed great sessions with absolutely wonderful penalists and speakers. The presenters did a really great job and it was extremely informative. All the best from Austria! regards Brigitte
please enjoy the first virtual-round-table conference with 35 guest speakers. Feel free to add ideas and questions in the virtual classroom text chat. We are very much looking forward to your comments and feedback.
Have a nice day.
come over to Bulgaria if you like to enjoy sunny weather and teach over the net. Still we have beautiful weather, a bit to hot when you work.
I would like to continue with the virtual discussions and I do appreciate your comments a lot since you see to be a very enthusiastic person who is deeply involved in the Aviation English teaching.
Do you have any suggestions as to whom to invite to lead the discussions? Would you be willing at some point to lead such a virtual learning conversation yourself? How do you feel about it?
I do appologise for the delay in answering but I work on a project with English people during the summer which involves a lot of travelling and being away from a computer.
I believe you are spending a lovely summer!
Still sunny and lovely here in Varna, Bulgaria and good that I can still go to the beach.
Have you already seen the videos with Henry on youtube.://www.youtube.com/view_play_list?p=DE530408C25B71DD
Due to the great interest in Aviation English and the positive response I get I am looking forward organising the next Virtual Round Table on Demand and I am willing to understand from colleagues and friends who do you want to be invited for our next learning conversation, what are the topics you would like to discuss as well as the products or books for teaching Aviation English that most interest you.
I hope to hear from you soon!
I really enjoyed it and although I could not get my webcam to work it was very good to be able to participate and see the main protagonists! I have already emailed Mike McGrath at firstname.lastname@example.org and I hope to enjoy the discussion forum there... will you join too?
I am especially looking forward to Henry's new book, dealing with (I think!) negotiating meaning in messages. I am in touch with Henry, and through ICAEA I hope that we can be a part of the move to standardise worldwide testing and training.
In the coming months I hope to be taking part in more collaborations on aviation English. Anglo-Continental is an exciting place to work, but it is safety which motivates me to keep working in this interesting and, as you said, dynamic area.
If I can be of any assistance in future events, or with any other matters, please let me know.
Thank you Paul for being such an active participant in our learning converstaion with Henry Emery today.
The questions you posted were of great interest and they were highly professional.
I hope we can network the in a similar way in the future and organise more events for Aviation Language Experts!