Investigate the learning efficiency of a dual language program in the computer-based flight training virtual environment

  • Qiwen ZHENG

Student thesis: MRes Thesis


The study investigated the effect of different language support on flight simulation training for cadets. A total of thirty Aerospace Engineering students took part in the experiment and were divided equally into three language groups: English, Dual and non-subtitled Group. The participants watched instructional videos with different subtitles and then continued their training with the corresponding language aid checklist before the final test. The results demonstrated that the dual group had the highest training accuracy, the English group was the fastest in recognition of the operations and the non-subtitled group performed the worst. The experiment provides recommendations for multimedia learning using English language materials for Chinese students. The bilingual environment is most suitable for aviation training which requires accurate comprehension and operation. The English environment is useful for content that requires word recognition and memorization. Language support is not suggested for developing long-term English listening and communication skills.
Date of AwardNov 2023
Original languageEnglish
Awarding Institution
  • University of Nottingham
SupervisorBingjian Liu (Supervisor) & Xu Sun (Supervisor)


  • flight simulation training
  • learning efficiency

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