English for Air Traffic Controllers

English for Air Traffic Control

The English for Air Traffic Controllers course will provide the students with the opportunity to improve their general English skills in the morning and to focus on specific elements of aviation English in the afternoons.  This course is designed and written specifically based on the needs and requirements of the individual or group of students. Topics may include: Air law, air frames and systems, Flight planning and monitoring airport capacity, electronics & electrics and  communication to monitor and direct the movement of aircraft on the ground and in the air in English.

A more Intensive English for Air Traffic Controllers course is available on request.

Designed For

  • Air traffic control students.
  • Professional air traffic controllers who need to communicate in English on a professional level.
  • Military and aviation companies looking to provide CPD (continual professional development) for their staff.
Course Facts 
Course start datesAny Monday on Request
Course duration1 to 2 weeks
English levelIntermediate plus
Class hours21 hours (28 x 45 minute lessons)
Minimum age21
Class size15 Maximum


Prices vary according to the number of students attending and their requirements. Please contact us and we will be able to assist you with this.

Course Structure

English for Air Traffic Controllers – 23 hours per week

Days of the WeekMorning SessionAfternoon Session
Monday to Thursday09:30 to 13.0014.15 to 16.30
Friday09:30 to 13.00Afternoon free
Morning Break11.00 to 11.30
Lunch Break13.00 to 14.15
Afternoon Break15.15 to 15.30

Morning classes:

During the mornings you will be allocated a class according to your level of English. We will always send you the entrance test prior to your arrival unless otherwise instructed. Our teachers will use a course book that follows a sequential approach to grammar and vocabulary learning. They will also use a number of other resources and materials either in text form or from a selection of media including the internet, radio and television. You will be given the opportunity to:

  • Improve your knowledge of grammar
  • Learn new vocabulary through speaking, listening and reading
  • Be exposed to and take part in conversation to improve your fluency
  • Focus on your writing skills, looking at different types of written text and register
  • Practice your pronunciation including individual sounds, stress and intonation
  • Consolidate what you have learned through regular review activities
  • Approximately 1 hour of homework will be given to you every day.

Afternoon classes:

During the afternoon you will focus on English for Air Traffic Controllers. The themes, activities and focus will be designed specifically around the needs and requirements of individuals or groups. We will discuss your needs before you arrive in the UK and design a course timetable. The course will be relevant to will provide you with the some of the skills and practice that you need on your return to work or study.

Sample Timetable

What's Included

What's Included?
Free WiFi access throughout the school
End-of-Course Certificate of Achievement and proof of English level
All tuition
Pre-course design and needs analysis
Accommodation on request
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