ENGLISH FOR MAINTENANCE STAFF
Course aim This course is aimed at aircraft maintenance personnel. It covers the everyday professional language used in this particular aviation area. Participants can start from the module that corresponds with their English level.
Course objectives After completing the course, participants shall have:
- Have the skills to read and understand the instructions and technical manuals they commonly work with.
- Have the skills for clear and unambiguous task-relevant communication.
- Be able to make written technical entries and any other maintenance documentation entries.
- Be able to read and understand the maintenance organisation procedures.
- Have the language skills needed in their oral interaction with pilots.
Course overview The course comprises classroom training consisting of:
- Reading and understanding maintenance documents
- Grammar and vocabulary based tasks
- Role-play and other exercises focusing on both oral communication and written documentation
Module 1 (8 weeks):
Starting to learn technical English vocabulary and acquiring all the grammar structures that are vital for understanding documents.
Module 2 (8 weeks):
Developing and refreshing technical vocabulary by reading texts prepared from documents, and practising the relevant grammar.
Module 3 (1 week):
Developing reading and comprehension skills by using authentic documents.
Prerequisites Module 1:
Module 2 and 3:
Basic level of grammar and technical English vocabulary.
Compliance with regulations The course is fully compliant with “Commission Regulation(EC) No 2042/2003 on the continuing airworthiness of aircraft and aeronautical products, parts and appliances, and on the approval of organisations and personnel involved in these”.
Content in brief Module 1 (160 hours - 20 academic hours/week)
The course follows a textbook for beginner technical English covering all the structures needed for reading and understanding technical documents.
Module 2 (160 hours - 20 academic hours/week)
The course covers topics in maintenance including: Instructions, Damage, Materials, Safety, Repairs, etc.
Module 3 (30 hours - 1 week)
The speciality area specified by the client can be either mechanics or avionics.
A tailor-made course can be offered to meet individual client needs.
References Our teachers have successfully conducted the English for Maintenance staff courses for:
- Lufthansa Technik