ICAO and the European Commission have implemented English language requirements for ATCOs 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 ATCOs and Pilots. EUROCONTROL regularly organises one week training and accreditation courses for ELPAC test administrators, Paper 1 markers and Paper 2 examiners. Only participants from organisations who have signed an ELPAC Licence Agreement with EUROCONTROL will be admitted to the courses. After 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 background, English (ICAO level 5).
Paper 2 examiners:
OPEs (operational examiner) shall have ICAO L5 and an operational background as ATCO and/or Pilot.
ELEs Shall have an excellent knowledge of English and a professional background in ENglish language (e.g. teacher).
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