Introduction to Aviation English
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Do you have a dream to be a pilot or air traffic control officer? Do you need to upgrade your English skills? If so, this is the course for you!
According to CNN at least half a million pilots or more are needed worldwide over the next 20 years as airlines add to their fleets. You can be one of them! Aviation English isn't all radiotelephony or standard phraseology, English proficiency is important and this course can help you improve your English skills.
This is an introductory course to Aviation English for those who are aspiring pilots and ATCO's. Pilots and Air Traffic Control Officers need to demonstrate the use of English in the critical skills of operational language as described in the 5 Holistic Descriptors at the minimum level of proficiency described in Level 4 of the Rating Scale as produced by ICAO.
We will look at some grammar, listening skills, some terminology, jet lag, weather conditions, comprehension, expressing concern, Crew Resource Management, giving instructions and stress. All of these are important in Aviation English. The course is not intended to teach you how to be a pilot, it is intended to help you improve your English skills and gives you a taste of what Aviation English is like.
There are 10 lectures covering different aspects of Aviation English. The course has about one and a half hour of videos covering the topics above with handouts and can be taken at your own pace. All handouts come with answers after the quiz has been taken.
If you want to be part of the exciting world of aviation as a pilot or air traffic control officer, then you should take this course!
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In this lecture you will learn some grammar rules as well as have some practice on what you learned.
In lesson 2, you will have the chance to practice some listening skills as well as look at communication skills in aviation.
This lesson gives you the chance to practice with aviation terminology.
Here we will look at jet lag and some ways to relieve jet lag. The next part of the lesson looks at weather disruptions at the airport. Here you have to match up vocabulary and meanings.
In this lesson you will learn that Prefixes and suffixes can change the meaning of a word. You will also get to have some practice.
In lesson 7 you will have the chance to practice comprehension and the correct verb endings.
This time you will learn some useful vocabulary to express concern as well as linking words and something called Crew Resource Management.
In this lesson you will learn about prepositions of time and place and learn the difference between on, in, beside and more.
In lesson we will look at giving instructions as well as the symptoms of stress and possible ways of relieving those symptoms.
Most people have to make requests, give instructions or just make general statements, here you will learn polite ways of making requests and giving instructions as well as changing a few words around to make a sentence mean the same.
Aileen is the founder and Director of Wise Choice Education which has several courses including Aviation English, Cabin Crew English, Business English, Legal English and more.
She graduated from the Open University in the UK with a BA in Sociology and also has two TEFLs, a TESOL as well as being a qualified trainer. She is also a qualified trainer of Aviation English.
Aileen has 20 years experience as an English teacher with seven years of teaching English in Hong Kong.
Originally from Scotland, Aileen has travelled substantially around the world and has lived in the US, Greece and now Hong Kong.