EUROCONTROL Training Zone

ELPAC Accreditation Course [ELPAC-ACR]

Classroom Course
ICAO and the European Commission have implemented English language requirements for ATC controller and pilot licence holders. EUROCONTROL has designed an English language proficiency test (ELPAC, English Language Proficiency for Aeronautical Communication) to asses the ICAO English language proficiency of ATC controllers and pilots. EUROCONTROL is organising regularly one week training and accreditation courses for ELPAC test administrators, Paper 1 markers and Paper 2 examiners. Only participants from organisations who have signed a Licence Agreement on ELPAC with EUROCONTROL will be admitted to the workshops. After the successful completion of the course EUROCONTROL will recommend the participant to be accredited for the trained tasks. Required qualifications: Administrator: background as Operational expert or ELE (English Language Expert) is an advantage; good knowledge of English (at least ICAO level 4), computer literacy (internet, MS Office). Paper 1 Marker: Operational or ELE experience, English (ICAO level 5) . Paper 2 Examiners: Operational and ELE, excellent knowledge of English.
Prerequisites
Markers and examiners need to have an operational ( ATCO/pilot) or English Language Expert background. Participants will have to follow a 1 hour preparation module to successfully complete the course. During the training participants will have to demonstrate their knowledge of the ELPAC ICAO Language Proficiency Rating Scale in a test. Markers and examiners need to have an operational (ATCO/pilot) or English Language Expert background.
Objectives
Because of the high stakes nature of the language proficiency test it is very important to maintain standards of marking and examining. At the end of the course the examiners will have to demonstrate good knowledge of the ELPAC rating scale, good interlocutor and assessor skills and will have to demonstrate that they are able to deliver a standard and fair test. The markers will have to demonstrate that they are able to mark Paper 1 tests following the guidelines and framework given by EUROCONTROL. The administrators will have to demonstrate a structured approach to setting up tests and maintaining the test database.
Audience
People nominated by their organisations (ANSP, CAA, Air Operators, training organisations) to become ELPAC examiners, markers and/or administrators.
Certificate awarded
All candidates will receive a certificate of attendance.
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Location
IANS - EUROCONTROL Institute of Air Navigation Services, Luxembourg