Aviation English - Intensive (LIVE virtual classroom)



About the course

10-day (30 hours) LIVE virtual classroom course

The Aviation English Intensive course builds on the topics, language aspects and skills covered in the Aviation English e-learning course, through controlled practice under the direct guidance of an instructor in a virtual classroom course setting. Our experienced instructors ensure intensive practice of the linguistic aspects and skills with hands-on interactions, exercises, and coaching. The material is presented in an aviation context in realistic situations and will help you develop the skills necessary to deal with the types of content commonly found in aviation training courses and documents such as those produced by ICAO and other aviation-related organizations. Over 10 days you will develop the language skills needed to handle real-life situations arising in everyday aviation operations as well as those needed for training purposes, and to understand aviation-themed documents.

Please note this course is only available as in-house training

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Course Code: TAPH-19-VC

This course is held in Partnership with LAL Language Centres

IATA Aviation English - Intensive aviation training course

Course format

  • The live sessions of this virtual classroom course are delivered by an official IATA Instructor.
  • The course will take you approximately 30 hours to complete and be held over 10 days.
  • There will be 1 live interactive virtual classroom sessions per day, each session will be 180 minutes.
  • The live sessions will require your participation, with multiple Q&A sessions and additional time spent on self-study material including projects, research, additional reading and videos.
  • Student performance will be based on an assessment.

Technical requirements

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  • Participants should have already attained ICAO Level 3 proficiency and have successfully completed IATA’s Aviation English e-learning course.
  • Recommended level is Intermediate.
  • The recommended level of language proficiency is ICAO Operational Level 4 for courses in English or the equivalent level for other languages.

How to register

To arrange in-house training for your company: Complete the in-house training request form or contact the salesperson in your region.

Virtual venues

We schedule our virtual classroom courses through one of 3 virtual venues, each in a different time zone for your convenience. For more information, please visit our page on virtual classroom timing or contact our Customer Portal.

Please check the exact schedule of each class below (View more details) and click ‘Register’.

There are no scheduled classes at the moment

What you will learn

Upon completing this course you will be able to:

  • Use standard aviation phraseology and plain language
  • Give and follow instructions
  • Communicate about unusual situations
  • Describe and discuss incident analysis reports
  • Identify parts, movements, and forces of action
  • Read back instructions

Course content

The key topics that are covered during this course include:
  • Aviation language and communication
  • Ground operations
  • Airport layouts and runway incursions
  • Weather
  • Flight plans, ATIS and NOTAMs, and clearance delivery
  • Emergencies

Who should attend

This course is recommended for aviation professionals using air-ground voice communications for international air operations including:

  • Air Traffic Controllers and ATC assistants
  • Private, charter and commercial pilots who fly international routes
  • Aircraft dispatchers
  • Aviation students and trainees

Certificate awarded

An IATA Certificate of Completion is awarded to participants obtaining a grade of 70% or higher on an assessment. A special distinction is awarded to participants obtaining a grade of 90% or higher.

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