RMIT Training recently conducted three weeks of intensive training for Indonesian English language teachers and air traffic controllers in Melbourne.
The six participants were employees from the aviation section of the Human Resources Development on Transportation Agency (HRDTA) Indonesia.
Two of RMIT English Worldwide’s (REW) most experienced English language trainers and teachers, Lisa Jenkins and Denise Flipo, led attendees through an intensive General Aviation English teaching programme.
The training forms part of a collaborative partnership between RMIT Training and HRDTA that began in 2013 with the establishment of an RMIT English Language Test for Aviation (RELTA) test centre at the Indonesian Civil Aviation Institute (ICAI) in Curug, Indonesia.
REW Senior Regional Manager - Asia Pacific, Grant Taylor said the HRDTA teachers responded positively to their experience, describing the training as a good model for how to apply new techniques in their classroom.
“This project ensures that HRDTA instructors and cadets improve their English language proficiency in partnership with RMIT Training,” Taylor said.
“Such an outcome will further build internal capability in the Indonesian civil aviation industry.”
As part of a quality improvement plan, the HRDTA sought the expert assistance of RMIT Training to increase the English language proficiency levels of its aviation instructors.
Over the next twelve weeks, RMIT Training teachers will provide intensive English teaching to a select group of 24 Aviation instructors at the ICAI in Curug.
This training will be delivered in collaboration with four HRDTA teachers who underwent the earlier teaching program in Melbourne.
REW designs and delivers tailored training programs which are delivered at its Melbourne offices and overseas.