This course is designed for air traffic controllers, pilots as well as aviation professionals to help them achieve Level 4 or 5 in the Computer-Based Test of EPTA (English Proficiency Test in Aviation). The class’ main purpose it to let students be familiarized with the Computer-Based test.
The class includes Parts 1 and 2 of the EPTA test. Part 1’s main emphasis is to correct any kind of miscommunication and use standard phraseology effectively. Part 2’s is on role play on normal and abnormal situations.
Students will do role plays and listen to authentic radiotelephony communications on normal and abnormal situations such as Medical Emergencies, mechanical breakdowns, system failures in an aircraft and more. It focuses on teaching students the appropriate vocabularies and expressions in handling emergency situations. When students listen to various radiotelephony scenarios, they are exposed on using standard phraseologies as well as how to handle emergency cases in English. This also helps them on how English-speaking controllers and pilots resolve the problems that may become handy at work.
Students are also expected to make a summary of the different situations as well as give their opinion on how to handle it when they face such emergencies. A pre and posttest are given to check the progress of the students
5-day Basic and Advanced Aviation Class
The 5 day Basic and Advanced aviation classes is a 35-hour class for air traffic controllers, pilots and other aviation-related personnel. This course is divided in two- the Basic and the Advanced Aviation Class. The Basic Aviation class is for students who achieved a level 3 or less in the ICAO proficiency rating skill while the Advanced Aviation class is for students who achieved 4 or greater.
The course is composed of various group or pair activities and many different languages tasks. This training will basically utilize the learners’ all 4 language integrated skills- speaking, listening, reading and writing, however, 70%’s focus is on speaking and listening proficiency training. It includes language training of plain English proficiency, normal situations’ radiotelephony communication between pilots and air traffic controllers, aviation phraseology under normal situations, training plain English proficiency of speaking and listening comprehension to handle unexpected and normal situations in the air as well as on the ground.
This course maximizes the use of specially designed professional foreign language pedagogy and strategy and utilizes task-based and content-based instruction in accordance with ICAO language proficiency teaching methodologies.
Foreign ATC radio communication dealing with normal situations and unexpected events and various authentic materials are used to ensure the student’s confidence in communication of various real aviation situations in English
Daily Aviation English Class
This class is for two hours and it runs three times a day. Its main purpose is to have mini classes for EPTA as well as to discuss latest aviation issues in Korea and in the world. The classes are offered for controllers as well as other aviation professionals who wish to have in depth learning of the different emergencies and various aviation topics.
The class focuses on different emergencies and a more in-depth discussion of each. Students can listen to various radiotelephony communications as well as discuss cases related to each abnormal situation. It is also to work on grammar, vocabulary and other expressions and strategies needed to comprehend the listening text and participate in speaking activities related to different emergencies in aviation and general topics.
Free Talking Class
Free talking classes caters to air traffic controllers and other related aviation professionals during their breaktime. It allows the students to practice English for conversations for survival, for work and also for leisure.
It caters the learners need to reinforce and use English in their workplace as well as to improve Plain English proficiency. Interactive discussion is used a teaching methodology for this program. It allows the student and teacher to have discussions on various topics not just in aviation but also current events. The topics include social issues in Korea and around the world gathered from the internet and news clippings. Daily life conversations are also incorporated in the lessons such as work-life topics, cultures and topic from students.
The class can give personalized suggestions to students on how to improve their English-speaking skills and how to develop their language skills.
Visiting English Course
These annual program is aimed to provide English education for the aviation personnel working at regional facilities. An instructor visits a regional facility (SRAA ? Gimpo / BRAA ? Gimhae & Jeju) and conducts both structured programs and general English conversation courses. The course usually lasts for a week, and all students are encouraged to attend during their off-duty days.
Students are given a chance to familiarize with the instructors in depth, and receive personalized suggestions and ideas in terms of developing their language skills.
Students watch videos surrounding aviation related accidents/incidents or unusual situations. Students are given handouts with vocabularies and questions that complement the videos. Students broaden their vocabulary. Students have the opportunity to skill-up their conversation skills by answering questions and discussing the videos.
Students are given a real radio communication between ATC-PLT for audio analysis and discussions. This is meant to expose controllers with various abnormal situations and strategies in resolving the problems. Furthermore, the controllers are encouraged to compare their own experiences and air traffic control culture.
Students practice to solve EPTA style listening questions audio and answer EPTA interview questions. This is to let the students familiarize with the test format and recognize where each stands on the ICAO language proficiency scale before they take the actual EPTA exam.
International Business Course
The International Business Course is a specialized course is for students who want to improve English in order to communicate effectively in business situations. This course is focused on the oral skills that will prepare students to different business scenarios such as meetings, presentations, and telephoning. It is also designed to address students’ written skills in business correspondence.