Historically, applied linguistics has tended to shift from a theoretical approach toward a problem solving approach. Intercultural communication as a field of study has gained its position through asking how people from different cultures communicate and how misunderstanding can be prevented. Aviation English has become a matter of concentration worldwide. The requirements introduced by International Civil Understanding intercultural communication 2nd edition pdf Organization encompass both technical language and plain English applicable to both native and non-native English speakers.
However, based on cultural differences, related conventions, and diverse communication styles, air traffic controllers and pilots sometimes use English in a way that may cause confusion and misunderstanding, which in turn can result in aviation accidents or incidents. The paper highlights the necessity of focusing more on intercultural communicative competence in the teaching of aviation English. Peer-review under responsibility of Academic World Research and Education Center. Further documentation is available here. Last updated on January 30, 2018. ICAO Language Proficiency in Ab-initio Flight Training. Second ICAO Aviation Language Symposium, Montréal.
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