Jennifer Roberts works as the Aviation English Specialist in the College of Aeronautics at Worldwide to develop and implement aviation English programs both locally and internationally. Before coming to Embry-Riddle, she served as an English Language Fellow in Indonesia through the U.S. Department of State where she focused on teacher training, program development, and local English language outreach. Her research interests are in the pedagogical applications of corpus linguistics, language policy and planning, and curriculum and materials development in English for specific purposes settings. In her free time, Jennifer enjoys working out, traveling to new countries, and trying new foods.
Currently, Jennifer is focused on creating robust aviation English programs which can serve the diverse needs of aviation personnel, including both initial and recurrent training for pilots, air traffic controllers, and maintenance technicians. To inform such curricular decisions, she is looking at the level of English language proficiency necessary for training in particular settings, such as those beginning flight training, and on developing programs to train qualified teachers on aviation English instruction.
- M.A. - Master of Arts in Applied Linguistics, Georgia State University