Course Description

This course is in line with ICAO's strengthened policies on English Language Proficiency requirements for cohesive and safe radio telephony communications as mandated by DOC. 9835 on the Manual on the Implementation of ICAO Language Proficiency Requirements.

With emphasis on Systematic, Functional, Content-Based and Safety-Focused Aviation English Language, this course also exposes the students to the basics and necessities of achieving a functional level of language proficiency, provides proficiency exercises more centered on listening and speaking language skills, and addresses the training and evaluation issues on the six hollistic language skills criteria - pronunciation, structure, vocabulary, fluency, comprehension, interaction.

 

To meet the English language proficiency required in Chapter 1 Section 1.2.9 (Annex 1) and CAAP Advisory Circular 02-004, LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY, SECTION 4.B, TESTING METHODS & STANDARDS, Level 4 proficient speaker shall be able to:

Communicate effectively (in voice only) in common concrete terms and in work related topics with accuracy and clarity;

Use appropriate communicative strategies to exchange message and to resolve misunderstanding in a general or work related context;

Handle successfully and with relative ease the linguistic challenges presented by a complication or unexpected turn of events that occurs within the context of the routine work situation;

Use a dialect or accent which is intelligible to the aeronautical community.

Eventually, undergoing and finishing the course could help the students develop the right attitude, sound motivation, and appropriate English language communicative and functional skills to be able to attain the minimum required proficiency which is the LEVEL 4 or OPERATIONAL level.

A course focused on listening and speaking skills

To reinforce learning in the aviation English contect, the subject is based on systematically organized exercises and essential topics needed for an aviation career:

Overview of ELP and relevant ICAO Annexes (including the six holistic descriptors)
The Theory or Basic Principles of Flight
Four forces of Flight
Rules of the Air
Standard Phraseologies (ATC and Pilot Communication)
Aerodrome Control procedures
Airport (areas, layouts, etc)
Fuel dumping
Phases of flight (pushback, taxi, takeoff, enroute, landing, etc)
Meteorology terms
Emergency situations, unusual/strange situations during flight and other non-routine scenarios
Others

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