Aviation English For ATCO Students

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Course aim

This course introduces air traffic control students to the highly specialised vocabulary of aviation.

After completing this course, the participants have:

  • A basic knowledge and understanding of the specific language used in the ATC environment.
  • A good English proficiency base to start their professional ATC training.
  • Improved their English listening comprehension, vocabulary, and speaking skills.

Course structure

The course is a 2-week intensive course with 4 contact hours a day. Alternatively, we can offer a tailor-made course to meet individual client needs.

During classroom training, our native English-speaking teachers use a variety of training methods to help their students develop their language skills:

  • Role-play exercises
  • Tasks based aviation videos
  • Discussions
  • Vocabulary exercises
  • Reading and understanding aviation-related news articles
  • Self-study


The training is designed for ATCO trainees with an intermediate or higher level of English.

Compliance with regulations

According to ICAO Annex 1 and Commission Regulation (EU) 2015/340 air traffic controllers and students air traffic controllers, in order to exercise privileges of their licences, are required to have a valid language proficiency of level 4 or higher, both in the use of phraseology and plain language.

Content in brief

The standard 2-week course covers topics such as, but not limited to:

  • Air travel
  • Airports
  • Ground handling equipment and personnel
  • Runways and taxiways
  • Meteorology
  • Meteorology and air traffic operations
  • Aircraft types
  • Aircraft parts
  • Damage and failure to aircraft
  • Emergency situations
  • Aircraft emergency equipment
  • Navigation equipment
  • Air Traffic Management
  • Flight plans
  • Air Traffic Control
  • Abbreviations and acronyms used in aviation

Aviation English For ATCO Students

2 weeks or customised
  • Prerequisites
    • Intermediate or higher level of English.
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