Our team members are Aviation English professionals. All teachers possess master’s degrees in Applied Linguistics or Teaching English as a Second Language, and many have authored research or presentations that contribute to improved Aviation English instruction worldwide. 

The following publications and presentations are examples (not a complete list) of the research and presentations authored or co-authored by our faculty.

Conference Presentations

  • Roberts, J. (2022). "Cultural Influences on Aviation Safety." Philippine Aviation Research Conference (PARC).
  • Ellingburg, L, Herman, R, von Merveldt, M., Roberts, J. (2021). "Being Present in the Asynchronous Aviation English Classroom." Aviation English Study Group of Brazil (GEIA) Online Conference. 
  • Byrnes, K., Lynch, J., Mathews, E., Orr, A., Roberts, J. (2020). "Supporting International Ab Initio Flight Students Through English Language Training." National Training Aircraft Symposium, Daytona Beach, Florida.
  • Zhang, G., Friginal, E., Roberts, J. (2019). "Understanding Aircraft Maintenance Manuals: Applications for TESOL." Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) International Conference, Atlanta, GA, USA.
  • Roberts, J. (2019). "The Local-Global Problem: Making Skies Safer by Teaching Aviation English." World Aviation Training Summit (WATS), Orlando, FL, USA.
  • Roberts, J., Friginal, E. (2019). "Training Solutions for Ab Initio Pilots: Content and Language Integrated Learning." International Civil Aviation English Association (ICAEA) 2019 Conference, Tokyo, Japan.
  • Roberts, J. (2018). "Language Proficiency and Flight Training." ICAEA Research Group Meeting, 2018 Conference, Daytona Beach, FL, USA.
  • Mathews, E. (2018). "A Linguistic Review of Aviation Accidents." ICAEA Workshop 2018.


  • von Merveldt, M., Orr, A. (2022). "Rediscovering the Aviation English Student and Redefining the Aviation English Specialist." ICAEA Webinar Series.
  • Lynch, J., Orr, A., Toups, D. (2021). "Designing Productive Exchanges Between Aviation English Learners and Instructors in an Online Asynchronous Setting – A Case Study." ICAEA Webinar Series.
  • Lynch, J., Orr, A., Roberts, J. (2020). "Re-Routing Aviation English: Strategies for Teaching Online." ICAEA Webinar Series.
  • Fowler, B., Lynch, J., Roberts, J. (2020). "Aviation English Proficiency and Flight Training Performance." University Aviation Association (UAA) Virtual Seminar.

Journal Articles

Books and Book Chapters

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College of Aviation
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
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Daytona Beach, FL 32114