With English being the official language of air travel, it’s important that all airline personnel can speak and understand English. Our primary focus with these lessons is speaking and listening.
Since pilots and air traffic controllers are expected to communicate in English over the radio, it’s crucial for them to understand one another. In the real world, our students are expected to listen to English over a possibly distorted radio, so listening is an important part of the course.
We test our students comprehension using resources that demonstrate a range of native and non-native English accents. We also conduct a lot of recorded speaking activities so our students can hear their own speech and make quick corrections based on our teachers’ guidance.
Our teachers use many resources from International Civil Aviation Organization and useful pronunciation tools designed specifically for aviation English students. These guidelines provide essential context on approaches in this field with specific activities we incorporate into our classes.