Arab World English Journal (AWEJ) Special Issue on CALL Number 9. July 2023 Pp. 202-218
Professionally Significant Personality Traits and Soft Power Skills Development in Esp Teaching
Department of Foreign Languages for Mathematical Faculties
Educational and Scientific Institute of Philology,
Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, Ukraine
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Department of Foreign Languages and Translation
Faculty of Linguistics and Social Communications, National Aviation University, Ukraine
International Relations Department, Kirsehir Ahi Evran University, Turkey
Language Studies Department
Leonid Yuzkov Khmelnytskyi University of Management and Law, Ukraine
Department of Foreign Languages for Mathematical Faculties
Educational and Scientific Institute of Philology
Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, Ukraine
Received:04/11/2023 Accepted:07/6/2023 Published:07/24/2023
Miscommunication in pilots’ and air traffic controllers’ radio exchange has always been a deep concern in aviation. Standard phraseology provides pilots and air traffic controllers with special phrases to minimize the risk of miscommunication in a multilingual environment. It is designed to facilitate unambiguous and concise radio exchange. In non-standard situations, which are not covered by standard phraseology, the ability to use plain language is a must. The language training aims to ensure that language activity does not distract pilots’ and air traffic controllers’ attention and saves time to make the right decisions. The authors believe that improvement of professionally significant personality traits such as motivation, emotional stability, the accuracy of reaction, thinking elasticity, logical reasoning as well as the ability to process information quickly, select reasonable hypotheses, picture flight environment, predict the development of the situation, and anticipate the result of the activity can be a highly efficient way to reach this goal. The authors also consider soft power skills as an indispensable part of pilots’ skill sets and distinguish the most significant of them. The problem is that the points mentioned above are not included in the pilots’ and air traffic controllers’ language training. Therefore, the research aims to identify a set of professionally significant personality traits and develop ways of their improvement. The most efficient digital resources are distinguished. The research outcomes will significantly contribute to flight safety.
Keywords: Aviation English, emotional stability, miscommunication, motivation, professionally significant
personality traits, ESP teaching
Cite as: Tarnavska, T., Glushanytsia, N., Akilli, E., Nahorna. O., & Kostenko, D. (2023). Professionally Significant Personality Traits and Soft Power Skills Development in Esp Teaching. Arab World English Journal (AWEJ) Special Issue on CALL (9) 202-218.
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