Introduction to Aviation English

This course is intended for people with limited knowledge of aviation, who are aiming to start their training for a career in the aviation industry. They may wish to become a pilot or an air traffic controller, or to be involved in airport administration, and need to have an overview of how the aviation world works.

This special programme gives them an insight into the world of aviation and an understanding of some of its terminology, whilst improving their general English language at the same time.

The course provides a useful combination of intensive general English and aviation English tuition. The intensive programme, adopting an integrated skills approach, focuses on general English language development. The specialised component of the course concentrates on extending the trainee’s aviation English vocabulary, whilst also improving the receptive and productive language skills, using a range of topic areas within the context of aviation.

Course Information

General English language tuition

The course concentrates on structure and usage, oral communication, vocabulary development and listening and reading comprehension.

Aviation English language tuition

The course focuses on developing the necessary language skills and vocabulary required for communication in a variety of Aviation contexts.

  • Careers in the Aviation industry – pilots, air traffic controllers, engineers and other ground staff
  • Aircraft – types, structure and maintenance
  • Airport – areas, layouts, equipment and planning
  • Phases of flight – pushback, take-off en route and landing
  • Language of flying – communication in the air and on the ground
  • Theory of flight
  • Meteorology
  • Navigation
  • Emergency situations
  • International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO)

Certificate of Training

Trainees will receive an Anglo-Continental Certificate of Studies at the end of their course (subject to satisfactory course completion)

Course number: IAE-30
Entry LevelIntermediate
Lessons per week (45 minutes)30
20 lessons of General English
plus
10 lessons of Aviation English
Class Size - General EnglishMaximum 15
Class Size - Aviation EnglishMaximum 12
Minimum Age18
Course Duration:2-4 weeks
Sample timetable:View sample timetable
  • January: 4
  • February: 1, 29
  • March: 29
  • April: 25
  • May: 23
  • June: 20
  • July: 18
  • August: 15
  • September: 12
  • October: 10
  • November: 7
  • December: 5*

* 2 or 3 weeks only

Additional entry dates can be arranged for groups.

Course fees 2016
First 2 weeks:  £ 930
Each additional week: £ 370

Standard homestay accommodation fees 2016 (single room)
First week: £ 175
Each additional week: £ 115
High season supplement: £ 37 (19 June to 14 August – per week)

  • January: 3, 30
  • February: 27
  • March: 27
  • April: 24
  • May: 22
  • June: 19
  • July: 17
  • August: 14
  • September: 11
  • October: 9
  • November: 6
  • December: 4*

* 2 or 3 weeks only

Additional entry dates can be arranged for groups.

Course fees 2017
First 2 weeks:  £ 940
Each additional week: £ 380

Standard homestay accommodation fees 2017 (single room)
First week: £ 180
Each additional week: £ 120
High season supplement: £ 37 (18 June to 13 August – per week)