Course detail

English in Aviation

FSI-OA0Acad. year: 2020/2021

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.


Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

Mgr.J.Kudličková: Studijní materiály: Aircraft, , 0
David Morgan and Nicholas Regan, TAKE OFF Technical English for Engineering, Garnet Education, ISBN 978-1-85964-974-9 (EN)
Philip Shawcross, English for Aircraft system maintenance 1, BELIN, ISBN 2-7011-1461-6 (EN)
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
Raymond Murphy, English Grammar in Use, Cambridge University Press, ISBN 0-521-53290-6 (EN)

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


Work placements

Not applicable.


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.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme M2I-P Master's

    branch M-STL , 2. year of study, winter semester, 0 credits, elective

Type of course unit


Language exercise

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