LV122E - Aeronautical English

LV122E - Aeronautical English


General objective:

Provide the student with :
- the linguistic skills that will enable him/her to provide air traffic services safely
- the skills necessary to maintain the level of English required for his/her career

Detailed objectives:

1. Develop the linguistic competences to understand routine and non-routine pilot messages spoken by native and non-native speakers at various speeds in the following ATC phases:
1.1 preflight
1.2 ground movements
1.3 departure
1.4 introduction to comprehension strategies and live traffic

2. Develop clear, correct oral expression in the following areas of the English language:
- vocabulary used in common, concrete, work related situations
- pronunciation and stress
- structure
- fluency and interaction

3. Present different weather phenomena and explain how these can be a hazard for aviation.

During semester 2 the student will develop his/her ability to :

1.1Devise appropriate learning strategies for comprehension of routine and non-routine pilot messages related to the pre-flight phase of flight
1.2Formulate correctly the ICAO alphabet and numbers
1.3Formulate correctly ICAO time expressions
1.4Understand and formulate common words and expressions from ICAO phraseology
1.5Explain the different phases of flight and the types of control associated with each one

2.1Present different weather phenomena and explain how these can be a hazard for aviation
2.2Describe and discuss incidents related to weather hazards

3.1Present and discuss current events related to recent aviation topics

The student will:
Practise comprehension exercises on routine and non-routine situations dealing with preflight phase of flight

Position in the programme

Throughout the semester


  • Supervised Practical Work : 32h

Form of assessment

Total assessment hours: 2

In brief

ECTS credits : cf Teaching Unit

Number of hours 34



  • Toulouse