Aviation English

aviation english

ILSF is now proud to announce that it can offer courses in Aviation English.  Our courses are designed and suitable for both pilots, air traffic controllers and aviation industry employees.  ILSF works closely together with partner schools in England and Germany and can offer these courses in a both countries. You can choose a course from one of the following options:

For details of the courses we have on offer in England please contact us directly. Courses run in Germany last for 4 weeks and contain 100 hours of tuition and are designed for people who have ICAO level 3 and need to get to ICAO  level 4.

The focus of the course is on speaking and listening skills, especially in “plain” English in an aviation context. Each course concludes with the Aviation English Test (A.E.T.) The content of the course reflects the requirements of the 6 areas covered by ICAO descriptors.

Pronunciation Structure Vocabulary
Stress Basic Grammar Paraphrasing
Rhythm Sentence patterns Succinct and
assertive language
Intonation Tense forms Abbreviations
and acronyms
Fluency Comprehension Interactions
Linking words
and phrases
Understanding through masking (for example, background noise) Ability to pass information
Speed of communication Distinguishing similar sounding Ability to respond to unfamiliar situations
Checking, clarifying, confirming, information

Course Strucutre

Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4
AM Induction - Management of dialogue-Greeting- Reassuring Technology - Giving reasons present and past Dangerous Situations - Predicting, warning and expressing inevitability Schedules and Arrangements - Talking about the future
PM ICAO Descriptors - Analysing Information Machines & Devices - Paraphrasing, word stress, clauses Checking & understanding - Question forms and intonation A. E. II - Giving full responses
AM Health - Giving and receiving advice The Future of Aviation - Stating Intent Destinations and Geography - Describing position location and visual impression Machines and Vehicles - Needs, preferences and feasibility
PM A. E. I - Background question forms A. E. II - Problem solving and confirmation A. E. I - Organisations - Summarising and evaluating A. E. III - Managing conversation
AM Rules & Regulations - Asking and giving approval Weather - Describingbr recent events, change progression Investigations - Speculating, deducing and reporting Mock A.E. TEST - Feedback
PM Directions - Giving and asking for clarification Nationalities and Cultural Differences - Clauses and sentence stress Error correction - Sentence stress Orders - Emphasis and imperatives
AM Procedure - Giving and receiving instructions - Describing a process Perception/Senses - Offering and suggesting Environmental trends - Expressing probability likelihood and consequence Emergencies - Describing necessity
PM A. E. II - Readback - connected speech A. E. III - Tempo, discourses makers
and fillers
A. E. II - Declaring and managing non- understanding The Airport - Interacting and responding
AM Aviation History - Sequencing-Linking Disasters & Emergencies - Past Events/avoided problems Problems - Describing actions in progress Final A. E. TEST
PM TEST TEST TEST Exit Session - Feedback