English in Aviation
FSI-OA0Acad. year: 2018/2019
English in Aviation makes the students acquainted with the basic data about an aircraft, its structure and instrument equipment. The students also gain the basic terminology in air traffic, meteorology, aerodromes, and air transport.
Learning outcomes of the course unit
Knowledge about the structure and main parts of the aircraft, about engine, instrument equipment, navigation and flight instruments, meteorology and weather, and aerodromes. Acquaintance with different language structures used only in aviation.
Knowledge of grammatical structures typical for technical language (passive voice, gerund, clauses...), terminology of aerodynamics, lift and drag, main parts of the aircraft.
Recommended optional programme components
Recommended or required reading
Mgr.J.Kudličková: Studijní materiály: Aircraft, , 0
A.Matthews,C.Read: Tandem, , 0
Walcyn-Jones,P.: Pair Work One, Two, , 0
Henry Emery, Andy Roberts: Aviation English for ICAO compliance, Macmillan, 2008, ISBN 978-0-230-02755-8
Planned learning activities and teaching methods
Language instruction as an extension of basic professional curriculum.
Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes
Conditions for obtaining the course-unit credit:
Active participation in the class. Credit test.
Language of instruction
The aim is to make the students familiar with the elementary terminology of air traffic, air traffic control and aircraft in such an extent that enables them to apply their knowledge in practice. To improve their communication ability in common language is another task of the course.
Specification of controlled education, way of implementation and compensation for absences
If a student does not fulfil the conditions for obtaining the course-unit credit, the teacher may (in justifiable cases) state compensatory conditions.
Type of course unit
26 hours, compulsory
Teacher / Lecturer
1. Revision of U1-U4, conversation
2. U5 - An Aircraft Engine
3. U6 - Airplane Equipment
4. U7 - Aircraft Instruments and Accessories
5. U8 - Flight Instruments
Aviation: Lost - Section l
6. U9 - Navigation Instruments
Aviation: Lost - Section 2
7. U10 - Airplane Structure
Aviation: Lost - Section 3
8. U11 - Elementary Flight Manoeuvres
Aviation: Lost - Section 4
9. U12 - Meteorology
10. U13 - Aerodromes
11. Revision of U1-U13
12. Video: Fear of Flying
13. Course Unit Credits