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Iberia Selects Climb Level 4 Aviation English Assessment and Training Software

November 30, 2010 | Pittsburgh, PA

Iberia Picks Test of English for Aviation (TEA) and Climb Level 4 for ICAO Level 4 Training and Test Method

Climb Level 4, a joint product and market development initiative between Carnegie Speech, (Pittsburgh, PA) and Mayflower College (Plymouth, UK), today announced that Iberia has selected Climb Level 4 software to prepare their pilots to meet the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Level 4 English language requirements. In addition, Iberia has selected the Test of English for Aviation (TEA) as the method by which Iberia pilots will be evaluated.

ICAO standards require that all pilots flying internationally, and all air traffic controllers providing services to international flights, have a level of spoken Aviation English known as "Operational Level 4". Climb Level 4 software integrates Carnegie Speech's technical and language training expertise with Mayflower College's knowledge of Aviation training to provide international Aviation enterprises and individuals with a comprehensive and cost-effective Aviation English training resource. The Test of English for Aviation (TEA) methodology, also developed by Mayflower College, evaluates user English language skills in aviation context. 

"We are pleased that both the Test of English for Aviation and Climb Level 4 have been selected by Iberia to prepare and evaluate their pilot's ICAO Level 4 English proficiency skills," says John Lucke, Vice President-Marketing for Carnegie Speech/Climb Level 4. Mr. Lucke added, "By selecting an online Aviation English training product that both complements an Aviation English testing methodology, Climb Level 4 clients such as Iberia will realize training, testing and operating efficiencies. 

Closely following the recommendations made in ICAO document 9835, Climb Level 4 prepares international pilots and controllers to literally speak the same language - Aviation English - when communicating with one another. Designed to reduce enterprise risk and improve passenger safety, Climb Level 4 will improve communications while reducing errors and incidents caused by poor communications between ATC's and pilots. 

Developed to fit the aviation professional's schedule, Climb Level 4 provides aviation professionals with a comprehensive training curriculum in all ICAO Level 4 English skills, personalized training paths and interactive exercises in critical aviation-specific safety modules. Climb Level 4 is currently used by aviation enterprises, pilots and controllers in over 45-countries. 

A spokesman from Iberia said: "TEA and CL4 will definitively be the right tools to get Iberia pilots ready for the future challenges of English language proficiency." 

Visit www.climb-level4.com for videos, sample exercises, testimonials from satisfied customers and ordering information.

 Carnegie Speech: To be understood and to understand - when it really matters!

A global leader in the development of spoken language training software, Carnegie Speech prepares enterprises and individuals to speak and understand new languages through personalized, immediate and pinpointed language analysis and instruction. Incorporating the linguistic expertise and technical innovations developed through decades of research at Carnegie Mellon University's Language Technologies Institute, Carnegie Speech maximizes the effectiveness of spoken language instruction while minimizing training time and expense. From spoken language training to facilitate commerce and enhance education, to mission-critical communications to improve safety and security, Carnegie Speech products are used by Business, Aviation, Government, Education and Health Care enterprises that depend on effective spoken language communications. Visit www.carnegiespeech.com for more information.

 About Mayflower College

Mayflower College was founded in 1988 and provides English language training for international learners. Approximately 1,000 learners per year from 50+ countries attend its courses in Plymouth, UK. Mayflower College has been involved in Aviation English since 1992, providing general and aviation-specific courses to air traffic controllers and pilots. It is also the developer of the Test of English for Aviation (TEA). For additional information visit www.aviation-engllish.com or e-mail:  info@climb-level4 .com.