Anglo-Continental’s ICAO 291 courses are designed to assist those concerned with meeting the ICAO language proficiency requirements.
Foundation Module, including General Aviation English
The Foundation Module provides general English tuition, adopting an integrated skills approach. The course concentrates on structure and usage, oral communication, vocabulary development and listening and reading comprehension. It also introduces English in a general aviation context in preparation for the final phase of the training.
Operational Module, including English for the Working Aviation Environment
The Operational Module, aiming at ICAO Level 4 and 5, covers general English and English for the working aviation environment, including R/T phraseology. The aim of this module is to improve trainees’ communicative competence with particular reference to the six ICAO language proficiency descriptors – pronunciation, structure, fluency, vocabulary, comprehension and interaction. Course participants will develop their listening skills with authentic recordings and practise using the functional language and vocabulary required in both standard and non-standard aviation situations.
Duration of training
It is difficult to predict how long an individual trainee may require to reach a specified level. The rate of language acquisition differs with each individual, and depends on their entry level of English, linguistic ability and their mother tongue. We recommend a minimum course duration of 4 weeks for all trainees.
Trainees who are at ICAO level 2 should initially follow an Intensive general English course.