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English for Stressful Situations

This small group 1 week course is available in Oxford and Cambridge and is designed for pilots and air traffic controllers who need to develop their skills and competency in English to deal with non-routine situations within an aviation context. The course is designed to help participants cope in stressful situations and so reduce human error in communications. You can take the course in April, May, September or October.

The course is intensive.  Each class has a maximum of 6 participants and there are 25 hours a week including visits to aviation museums or airfields and talks from aviation professionals. The course uses scenarios and case studies and there is also a weekly personal coaching session to discuss progress and set and appraise learning goals. It is suitable for aviation professionals from ICAO Level 4 upwards.

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Sample timetable 

Aviation English - English for Stressful Situations
09.00-10.00 Skills Training
10.00-10.15 Break
10.15-11.15 Accuracy under stress
11.15-11.30 Break
11.30-12.30 Active Scenario
12.30-13.30 Lunch
13.30-14.30 Vocabulary Focus
14.30-14.45 Break
14.45-15.45 Spoken performance

Skills Training

Improve listening and speaking skills and develop a range of strategies to cope with stressful situations. This includes flight approach and landing, and aspects of flight management for pilots such as staffing, dealing with special requests, fuel and weather management.

Accuracy Under Stress

Providing techniques and gain practise in speaking accurately in non-routine and stressful situations such as those above.

Active Scenario

Use scenarios and role play to refine your analysis, judgement and linguistic skills. This sessions also helps to refine skills in giving opinions, decision making, reaching agreements, assigning tasks and problem solving.

Vocabulary Focus

Study aviation related vocabulary related to aviation related scenarios including coordinates, navigation, weather conditions, technical failures, communications, measurement, medical emergencies, movement and manoeuvring.

Spoken Performance

A chance to put skills into practise. This sessions allows participants to further their speaking skills by incorporating feedback from teachers.