Aviation English

English language communication skills for pilots and air traffic controllers

Aviation English has been specifically designed to help pilots and air traffic controllers achieve and maintain operational level 4 as outlined by the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO).

Suitable for classrooms as well as self-study, Aviation English is an off-the-shelf teaching solution that will help students overcome non-routine communication challenges with confidence. Divided into 12 units, the course covers a range of specific skills as described in ICAO Level 4 Language Profile of English Language Proficiency.


Henry Emery and Andy Roberts

Key Features

  • The Student’s Book contains extensive group based speaking activities to add context and build confidence with using new vocabulary.
  • Interactive simulations, detailed pronunciation and extra listening tasks are included in an accompanying CD-ROM.
  • Macmillan English Dictionary Pronunciation allows students to hear every word in the dictionary in both British and American recordings to aid with word identification and pronunciation.
  • Detailed teacher notes, answer keys and listening scripts are included in the Teacher’s Book, together with background aviation information for teachers less familiar with the subject matter.


We are proud to say that Aviation English won the British Council ELTONS Awards 2009!

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