Aviation English: Expedite Level 4.0: This course prepares students to achieve ICAO Level 4 English Proficiency as required for flight training. Students work to improve their English Listening and Speaking Skills in an aviation setting by developing English language skills in Pronunciation, Structure, Vocabulary, Fluency, Interaction, and Comprehension. This class is designed for ICAO Level 3 students and will strengthen their skills needed to earn ICAO Level 4 using non-routine situations in aviation. Although there is some reading and writing, the main focus of the class is placed on listening and speaking skills to prepare students for their careers as pilots. *Students who are enrolled in Aviation English: Expedite Level 4 will be enrolled in Cleared to Communicate at no additional cost. Students must have ICAO Level 3 English Proficiency to be enrolled in this course.
Course Objectives: Students in Expedite Level 4.0 will develop effective listening and speaking skills such that they feel comfortable in Aviation related situations. Students will accomplish their goals through conversation, classroom discussions, non-routine pilot/ATC transmissions, and videos. With guidance from the instructor, students will:
- Converse about aviation-related career goals and routine situations in aviation and incorporate transitional phrases in their conversations.
- Summarize and discuss aviation related emergency incidents from FAA training materials, aviation texts, videos, and audio recordings.
- Construct multiple part radiotelephony messages with sufficient vocabulary to communicate on a wide range of aviation topics.
- Construct questions and advice using a variety of structures to learn more details about non-routine situations in aviation.
- Identify the purpose of pilot/ATC messages and respond appropriately using some complex vocabulary.
- Practice aviation vocabulary by focusing on minimal pairs, consonant clusters, intonation, and word stress.
- Develop solid sentence structure using advanced grammar (prepositional phrases, perfect tenses, passive voice construction, adjectives, adverbs, etc.) to build rich sentences.
- Compare and contrast photos of non-routine/emergency situations in aviation, being able to incorporate a variety of tenses and grammatical elements.
Intensive Pace (4 hours per day/4 days per week)
Regular Pace Live (4 hours per week/2 days per week)
Regular Pace Blended (1 hour per week for 4 weeks)