Course detail

English in Aviation I

FSI-CLAAcad. year: 2020/2021

English in Aviation makes the students acquainted with the terms of aerodynamics, main parts of aircraft and their functions. The other task is to practise 4 main language skills in common English, based on the gained knowledge of grammar and vocabulary.

Language of instruction


Number of ECTS credits


Mode of study

Not applicable.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

Knowledge about parts of aircraft, engine, equipment, navigation and flight instruments, flight manoeuvres, meteorology, aerodromes, and air traffic control. Acquaintance with different language structures used only in aviation.


Knowledge of grammar and vocabulary of common English, level intermediate (level of knowledge gained after passing the examination 7az = B1)


Not applicable.

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 course. To reach min. 18 points (from 30 possible) in a written test.

Course curriculum

Not applicable.

Work placements

Not applicable.


The aim is to make the students familiar with the basic terminology of air traffic, air traffic control and aircraft to such an extent that enables them to apply their knowledge in practice. Another task is to enrich their knowledge and improve their ability of communication in common English.

Specification of controlled education, way of implementation and compensation for absences

In case a student does not fulfil the conditions for obtaining the course-unit credit, the teacher may (in justifiable cases) state compensatory conditions.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Prerequisites and corequisites

Not applicable.

Basic literature

Henry Emery, Andy Roberts: Aviation English for ICAO compliance, Macmillan, 2008, ISBN 978-0-230-02755-8
Sue Ellis and Terence Gerighty, English for Aviation for Pilots and Air Traffic Controllers, OXFORD University Press, ISBN 978-0-19-457943-8 (EN)

Recommended reading

Mgr.J.Kudličková : Studijní materiály: Sky Clear I., , 0
Straka - Straková: Anglické letecké texty, , 0

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme B3S-P Bachelor's

    branch B-PRP , 2. year of study, winter semester, compulsory

Type of course unit



13 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer


1. Basic Aerodynamics of Aircraft
2. The Atmosphere
3. Lift and Drag
4. The Main Parts of the Aircraft
5. Wing and Tail Unit
6. Rules of Arithmetic, Decimal Fractions, Fractions,Powers, Roots
7. Fuselage, Chosen Grammat. Structures (Gerund,Passive,Clauses,...)
8. Landing Gear
9. The Power Plant
10. Turbojet Engine
11. Engine Fuel System
12. Airplane Control
13. Airplane Equipment

Language exercise

13 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer


1. U1 - Runway incursion (Avoiding miscomunication, Airport layout)
2. U1 - Runway incursion (Ground operations, Language development)
3. U2 - LOST (Across the Pacific, Finding flight N45AC)
4. U2 - LOST (Topographical features, Language development)
5. U3 - Technology (Datalink, Flight control systems)
6. U3 - Technology (Instrument panel, Language development)
7. U4 - Animals (Wildlife on the ground, Cargo)
8. U4 - Bird strike, Saying intentions)
9. U5 - Gravity (Manoeuvering an aircraft, Units of measurement)
10. U5 - Gravity (Hydraulic loss, Language development)
11. U6 - Health (Medical emergencies, making suggestions)
12. U6 - Health (Giving and asking for updates, Language development)
13. Written test, course unit credit