Asia Pacific

Speak English Program

The IFATCA Asia Pacific region developed the Speak English Program (SEP) to help enhance the English-speaking capabilities of ATC around the region. A controller’s language and communication skills are critical for delivering the service. As English is the international standard language requirement for aviation professionals, it is therefore a priority to strengthen the general communication and English language skills of all Controllers.

The main purpose of the SEP is to create a welcome and friendly English-speaking environment without any judgement or pressure. The IFATCA ASP SEP is not only to help the participants improve speaking English, but to help them be able to think in English, thus improving their overall English abilities.

SEP also provides an environment where ATCs can practice plain English language and build up self-confidence in both usual and unusual situations that necessitate departure from standard R/T phraseology.

flight controller working in the flight control tower.
Learning English is important as it enables you to communicate easily with your fellow global citizens.
Anthony Ang
IFATCA EVP Asia Pacific

How does it work?

The program will identify individuals who will be able to facilitate the training program.

Following this, it looks to assist participants by providing practical time for them to work on improving their English through online teleconferences.

Assessing English proficiency following specifically focused courses or programs poses unique challenges as all tests are developed for a purpose. For technical expertise, it is necessary to recruit individuals with strong relevant and diversified skill sets to deliver the training course. Therefore, SEP is not assessed by an assessor, it is run by a facilitator to assist participants in practicing English before any assessments.

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