Studying aviation english can be a challenge. Learning aviation english can be much easier if you already speak and understand basic english. If you are learning aviation english or looking for other ways to improve your skills, theses methods will help you prepare for the ICAO English Test.
1. Practice with Native English speakers
Studying english with only books can become very boring. And when it becomes boring it’s easy to lose motivation. When you communicate with a native english speaker, you learn phrases and words that are not taught in a classroom. You will also learn intonation patters that will help improve your pronunciation (which is graded on the ICAO English Test).
2. Think in English
When I was a student pilot I always had trouble performing maneuvers that I hadn’t practiced in a while. That’s because skills that are learned but not used are often forgotten. Grammar and vocabulary are much easier to maintain if you think in english. Here’s a challenge: Try to complete your next preflight only using english. You may be surprised how much it will help you on the ICAO English Test!
3. Listen to Air Traffic Control
A great way to practice is to listen to a brief radio transmission. Listening to ATC clips allow you to familiarize yourself with the specific vocabulary, phrases, and pronunciation used in the aviation industry, which can be challenging to comprehend for non-native speakers. The Loud & Clear course will help you improve your English language skills by challenging you to listen and understand various Air Traffic Control (ATC) recordings. The course focuses on developing your listening and comprehension skills necessary to understand complex aviation terminology and procedures.