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Aviation English courses for Air Traffic Controllers

This course is dedicated to air traffic controllers who want  to develop the linguistic skills required for their profession.

Objectives
  • To reach level 4 of the ICAO scale

 

Target

Air traffic controllers who fulfill the following requirements:

  • IELTS 3.5 or equivalent qualification achieved in the last 6 months 
  • ENAC entry test passed in the last 6 months

 

Duration
  • 40 hours

 

Contents
  • Listen and read material appropriate to aviation and aeronautical air and ground operations
  • Actively participate in both face-to- face and non face-to-face conversations and routine exchanges in both general and aeronautical contexts
  • Express opinions, approval and disapproval, likes and dislikes, attitudes and ideas on familiar topics and convey needs, information, instructions and descriptions using pronunciation intelligible to the international aeronautical community
  • Negotiate
  • Recognize and resolve miscommunications
  • Interpret meaning from written and aural cues
  • Recognize stylistic variation and register, and make predictions about content
  • Read and discuss a range of text types including description of objects, locations, situations and features
  • Cause-effect; problem-consequence; reason-example
  • Recognize and use a range of appropriate grammar
  • Recognize and use general vocabulary and vocabulary related to aviation themes such as time, duration, schedules and fuel, health, people , weather, technology, aerodromes, cargo, materials and fire, communication, navigation, movement and geography
  • Used and understand appropriate language used during flying training
  • Use the language necessary to describe normal and abnormal situations
  • Describe accurately weather phenomena
  • Describe airport features, markings and hazards
  • Use and understand ATIS and clearance informatio

 


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