- The Aviation English Training Center (AETC) was unveiled in 2005 following Korea’s commitment to meet ICAO’s English language proficiency requirement for air traffic controllers and pilots involved with international operations.
The purpose of the AETC is to help aviation-related personnel, within Korea, improve their aviation English skills to meet the ICAO Langauge Proficiency Standard requirement.
The AETC started to offer『the advanced aviation English course』to ACC workers in September, 2005. The official opening ceremony was on November 11, 2005 on the 3rd floor in the ACC building. Since that time, we have provided aviation and special English courses to more than 500 government employees in Korea.
August 10, 2005 Start the first Aviation English course
September 14, 2005 Specialized education course an official approval
November 11, 2005 Official opening ceremony of AETC
June 25, 2007 Registration of Aviation Training Directory in ICAO
Mar 15, 2019 Official Opening ceremony of ATMO AETC
(AETC in Incheon changed to English Education Facility);
- Instructor Introductions
Teacher for 10 years, I truly believe that leaning English as a second language for is vital for learners in enhancing their communication skills that they might find useful in their chosen professions as well as in their future endeavors. Moreover, learners are able to utilize these skills in helping them gain self-confidence in expressing their opinions freely, understand cross-cultural differences and broaden their knowledge in various disciplines.
My curiosity in the English language started when I ventured this job after finishing my university degree. Since then, I engaged myself in gaining more knowledge in teaching the subject through trainings, taking certifications such as TESOL and teaching pedagogies as well as methodologies in an English environment classroom which caters to students if different nationalities, age and professions. In addition, I continuously keep myself up to date with the latest trends related to teaching through research and employing it in curriculum development and classroom lesson plans.
I specialize in Communicative Language Teaching which is focused on student-teacher interaction that involves the development of the learners listening and speaking skills. Real-life scenarios as well as simulations are incorporated in every lesson plan that I craft in order to improve the mastery of students on vocabulary, phonetics and useful expressions that they may be able to utilize in their everyday lives and at work.
It is my great honor to be a faculty of the Aviation English Training Center of the Air Traffic Management Office under the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transportation. I am grateful that I am entrusted with this responsibility to impart my knowledge in developing the skills of my students and I hope that this opportunity given to me will be of great help to the members of this company, to the Republic of Korea and the Aviation industry.
Jobelle B. Agtani