Preparatory Aviation English Course
This Course is ideal for:
Students who wish to improve their English language skills and proficiency within an aviation environment before commencing initial flying training and ground school to be conducted in English.
This course has been designed to give students the necessary language skills for initial flight training and ground school, but further Aviation English tuition may be necessary in order to attain ICAO Language Proficiency Level 4.
- To assist students to maximise their chances of success by achieving a good level of English language proficiency before starting their initial flying training and ground school.
- To focus on the development of the necessary ICAO language skills and vocabulary required within a variety of aviation operational contexts.
Aims of the Course:
Students attending this intensive course will be able to:
- Practice and improve on the key language skills required within an aviation training environment, with a particular focus on their speaking and listening skills.
- Use and understand a wide range of basic aviation and technical terminology used in their initial flying training and ground school.
- Develop the technical language skills necessary to interact effectively not only with their Instructors, briefing room staff, fellow student pilots and Air Traffic Controllers, but also with the appropriate PPL training courseware, aircraft manuals, etc.
- Benefit from regular evaluation during the course by way of an initial Placement/ Diagnostic test and a range of progress assessments.
The focus of the course content is essentially on the language skills required to interact effectively with the core subject areas of the UK CAA/EASA PPL (Private Pilot’s Licence) Syllabus such as:
- Aviation Communication (use of Standard Phraseology and Plain English)
- Student Pilot and Instructor interaction (pre-flight briefing/in flight/post-flight debrief)
- Aviation Air Law – Rules of the air, types of airspace, visual flight rules
- Airfield – areas, layout, equipment, structures, etc.
- Theory of Flight
- Controlling the aircraft – aircraft structure, control systems and flight instruments
- Phases of Flight, Checklists and Traffic Patterns
- Navigation – Flight Planning: aeronautical charts, flight log, flight plans, etc.
- Meteorology – aviation weather forecasts and charts, ATIS, etc.
- Human Performance & Limitations – Aviation Human Factors
- Review of the ICAO Language Proficiency Testing requirements, format and procedure
The ELH Preparatory Aviation English course has been designed and structured to ensure that our students make the maximum progress throughout the course. A range of ICAO-compliant Aviation English course books, together with authentic aviation training materials reflecting best practice in the industry, are used.
- Qualified and experienced Aviation English Teachers with extensive classroom-based teaching expertise
- Native English speakers with wide-ranging aviation industry experience
- Renowned for their highly communicative and integrated skills approach to teaching Aviation English
Entry Requirements: All students must have a minimum level of English language competence compatible with either of the following:
- Intermediate/Level B1 of the Common European Framework of Reference Languages (CEFR)
- IELTS score 5.5
Course Location : Shoreham by Sea, Brighton City Airport
Course Duration: 2 weeks (10 days)/5 teaching hours per day
Course Fees: Contact us
Certificate of Training: Course Certificate
- Lectures 0
- Quizzes 0
- Duration 50 hours
- Skill level All levels
- Language English
- Students 0
- Assessments Yes