As part of our commitment to continued professional development of teachers and supporting the evolution of language learning in wider domains, English Plus remains committed to undergoing and supporting research to assist in further developing a real understanding of how language and communication work together.

We participate internationally in teaching and testing associations and support researchers with our professional background and knowledge. We write and present on all subjects that underpin our professional activities, include aeronautical communication, testing and assessment and professional development for teachers.

Helping and participating in the development of learning and assessment in such dynamic domains ensures we participate in the evolution and development of language learning and testing whilst supporting our own commitment to providing the best quality of service for our clients.

Published Research Work:

Bullock, N. (2015). Wider considerations in teaching speaking of English in the context of aeronautical communications, IATEFL ESPSIG Journal, 45, 4-11. (View)

Bullock, N. (2015). Defining meaningful material for the teaching of English for
aeronautical communications, in A. Borowska & A. Enright, A. (Eds.) Changing perspectives on Aviation English training. Warsaw : Uniwersytet Warszawski.

Bullock, N. (2017). A re-evaluation of washback for learning and testing language in aeronautical communication. ICAEA, Conference proceedings, Dubrovnik 2017, (View)

Bullock, N., & Kay, M. (2017, April 24-25). Reviewing 10 years of the ICAO LPRs [Conference presentation]. ICAEA 2017 Conference, Dubrovnik, Croatia.  Available here.

Bullock, N. (2018). Evolving teacher training programmes through integrating contextual factors for language learning as part of aeronautical communication. In Roberts, J.; D. Estival (Eds.). The Proceedings of the International Civil Aviation English Association (2018) Conference. Daytona Beach/FL, USA (pp.67–83). Available here.

Bullock, N. (2019). Validating new perspectives and methodologies for learning and teacher training in English for aeronautical communications. In S. Papadima-Sophocleous, E. Kakoulli Constantinou & C. N.Giannikas (Eds), ESP teaching and teacher education: current theories and practices (pp. 79-93). Available here.

Bullock, N. & Monteiro, A.L.T., (2020). A broader view of communicative competence for aeronautical communications: Implications for teaching and high-stakes testing, ESPecialist, 41(3), 2-29. Available here

Bullock, N., & Westbrook, C. (2021). Testing in ESP: Approaches and challenges in aviation and maritime English, in Lanteigne, B., Coombe, C., Brown, J.D., (Eds), Challenges in language testing around the world – Insights for language test users, Springer, Singapore.

Bullock, N., (2021). Mono and Multi Lingual testing Fairness in ELP for Aviation. Conference Paper, ALTE 7th International Conference, Madrid. Available here

If you are interested in any areas of research or if you are involved in research in our key skills areas and wish to discuss and element of the work, please contact us for further information.