English for Safety Purposes (ESP): Static Pitfalls & Dynamic Opportunities In Iranian Aviation Context

Iran_plane_021012The pace of changes in the world is an ever-increasing one, leading to great demands in the synchronization of the two wings of education and technology, and resulting in great changes in the pace of success in the industries. With the emergence of the knowledge-based organization, the bridging the gap between education in universities and the practices in industries should be reformulated to plugging the gap. To do so, there emerges the need for a common language for enhancing the consistency level of the communication in industry.

The authors of this paper propose Safety as the common language in aviation context of Iran as the prerequisite to reinforce the safety factor in aviation organization. Through institutionalizing English for Safety Purposes instead of English for Specific Purposes (ESP), the safety level within aviation field is enhanced. In the long run, there are static pitfalls and potential dynamic opportunities elaborated.

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English for Safety Purposes (ESP): Static Pitfalls & Dynamic Opportunities In Iranian Aviation Context

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