RMIT Training announced the return of RELTA, the RMIT English Language Test for Aviation.
Developed by RMIT English Worldwide in 2005, RELTA is an online English language test designed to assess the English language proficiency of pilots and air traffic controllers by testing their listening and speaking skills.
Previously endorsed by 28 civil aviation authorities and recognised as a preferred test by ICAO, RELTA has been used to test over 28,000 air traffic controller and pilot candidates from 2005 to 2016.
“English language proficiency is a key component in the training of new aviation personnel around the globe, and continues to play a major role in aviation safety,” said Rachel Holthouse, CEO at RMIT Training.
“We have returned RELTA to the aviation sector in recognition of the significant growth the sector is experiencing and the critical need for accurate and user-friendly testing.
“We are committed to working alongside the many aviation organisations we’ve partnered with for over 10 years to ensure English language proficiency can be reached, tested and maintained and are offering RELTA for free to help achieve this.”
RELTA is available to organisations with Civil Aviation Authority accreditation. It consists of a 30-minute Speaking Test and a 50-minute Listening Test, which are delivered via a computer with an examiner delivering the speaking component.
The proven and reliable test is highly regarded in the industry, as supported by Dr Alexander Kalliopin, Director of the Department of Foreign Languages at the Moscow Aviation Institute (MIA).
“MIA has used the RELTA test to assess Russian pilots and air traffic controllers’ English language proficiency level since 2005,” Mr. Kalliopin said.
“It has been accredited by the Russian Civil Aviation Authority. Airlines and other users across Russia have found RELTA to be a reliable instrument in this critical safety area assisting to make Russian skies a better place to fly.”
RMIT English Worldwide (REW) has 50 years’ experience writing English materials and delivering tailored training and testing solutions.
RMIT Training helps organisations develop their personnel to meet the aviation industry’s growing demand for high level English proficiency.