Aviomar Flight Academy offers an ENAC approved Aviation English course. This course is aimed to prepare the candidates for the Language Proficiency Test and to improve their linguistic competences which are both required to safely operate in international airspaces.
Our English teachers, who are native english language speakers, regularly updates and trains in specific air operation topics and Aviation English.
We offer three different course types:
Basic English Course
This is an initial course for those who have a medium-low language proficiency level (ICAO Levels 2 and 3). In this course, theory and exercises of grammar and vocabulary are treated at beginner/intermediate level, such as an enhanced learning for reading, writing, conversation and listening skills. The course comprises of 80 hours of classroom learning which aims to bring the student to the required level for him/her to follow the specific "Aviation English" course.
Aviation English Course
The "Aviation English" course is conducted for those candidates who have a language proficiency at level ICAO 3. The course trains the candidates mainly in aviation topics using the English language. The learning focuses on the communication between pilots, flight crews, and air traffic controllers, aiming to improve pronunciation, fluency, comprehension and vocabulary.
The course is structured in 8 units, with each unit focusing on a specific aspect of aviation and the relative English phraseology. Within each unit, the specific language used in normal operations and emergency situations is treated with examples of speakers of different nationalities and accents. The course has a duration of 60 hours.
Aviation English Seminar
The Aviation English Seminar is ideal for pilots who have a language proficiency level of ICAO 4 but wish to undergo the test with major preparation and improve their language skills on a higher level.
The course is structured in 3 units. Each unit analyses, verifies, and improves the comprehension, pronunciation, fluency, and capacity to correctly phrase a general and aviation related context in English. It is conducted face-to-face in groups with a maximum 8 students in one group. The seminar has a duration of 5 days (Monday to Friday).
Targeted Aviation English Training
Aviomar also organises one-to-one private lessons with teachers who are native English speakers. The lessons are personalised on the actual necessities of the candidate. The courses are organised on an "hours package" basis.