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Instructor Development: Aviation English Course 15005


This 9-day, 72-hour course is designed for English as a Second Language teachers, flight or air traffic instructors, or program administrators to gain theory of language acquisition, practice effective English teaching with an aviation content, receive guidance for diagnostic testing, and develop insight into rating assessments to ICAO Standards. It includes support to prepare civil aviation authority regulations to include the ICAO Doc. 9835 requirement, evaluate Aviation English materials, and examine a range of proficiency tests.


Successful participants will be able to:
  • Deliver aviation English lessons using current ESL methodology
  • Diagnose learner needs and adapt materials as necessary
  • Develop insight into language proficiency testing to ICAO Standards


English teachers or aviation industry instructors with fluent English.

Prerequisites: Should meet minimum FAA Academy Aviation English Instructor qualifications, derived from the ICAO guidance manual, Doc. 9835. These include: ESL certificate, aviation radiotelephony familiarity, and aviation English program experience.

Non-native English speakers must be able to read, write, speak and understand English at near native-like ability.

  • ESL acquisition and methodologies for teaching structure, pronunciation, listening and speaking, and error correction
  • ICAO Language Proficiency Requirements
  • Familiarization with Aviation English course materials based on learner needs
  • Lesson planning, preparation and delivery
  • Testing/Evaluation Procedures

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