AESO’s Training Rationale:
‘Filling the training gaps’
When we get our ATPL pilot licences we are legally allowed to work as a pilot for an airline. This doesn’t mean we know all there is to know about flying. A pilot’s skill is earned through years of practical experience and practice. In the same way when non-English speaking pilots achieve ICAO Language proficiency (Levels 4, 5 and even 6) it does not mean that they necessarily have solid Language skills. Language skills need to be developed with diligent practice – over time. AESO will help you to find your language deficiencies and set you on a path towards more effective English language communication.
AESO’s mission is to:
- Identify language skill deficiencies in ICAO RATED (Operational level 4,5,6) pilots.
- Our aim is to provide Airline Pilots with ONGOING English Language Professional Development PILOT-to-PILOT.
- AESO will develop a course specifically tailored to meet your individual needs, enhancing your skills and giving you more confidence and proficiency in English.
How AESO is different from most other Aviation English training
EXPERIENCED ATPL PILOT / ENGLISH TRAINER
The vast majority of Aviation English Language Trainers worldwide do not have this combination of AVIATION / TEACHING experience
1. QUALIFICATIONS OF TRAINER
- BSc Aviation degree graduate – ECU University
- An experienced and qualified ESL – English Language teacher (Cambridge CELTA)
- A qualified Vocational Education – Trainer and Assessor
- Has taught thousands of students across a wide demographic of ages, nationalities, and backgrounds
- Has attained a First Class Airline Transport Pilot Licence (ATPL) – Australia.
- Has 25 years of experience in the Aviation industry
- Has logged almost 9000 flying hours
- Was a former Flight Instructor
- Trained in Travel Management
2. OUR STUDENTS
Our NNSE (Non-Native-Speaker-Of-English) students are ALREADY PROFICIENCY RATED AT; ICAO LANGUAGE OPERATIONAL 4 , EXTENDED LEVEL 5 OR EXPERT LEVEL 6
3. ENGLISH SKILLS TRAINING IMMERSED IN TECHNICAL AVIATION CONTENT
- Pilots have the ability to develop their English skills whilst discussing a wide range of technical AVIATION topics, in areas such as such as; Meteorology, Performance, Human Factors, Flight Safety , Aerodynamics, in the ‘Crew Room’ fluency development discussion groups.
- They develop their radio-telephony skills for standard and non-standard operations.
- In addition they learn to improve listening skills so they are able to respond more appropriately, accurately and concisely.
- Provided with on-going feedback and performance appraisal also free NAA and DESA assessments and free optional homework using the Edmodo teaching system.
AESO Incentive Program
Certificate of Participation in English Language Professional Development
Awarded to all students who have, in their own free time displayed the initiative and professionalism to undertake a phase of English Skills Professional Development, to improve their command of English.
This Certificate demonstrates to your airline that you;
- Recognise and value the importance of self development as a professional pilot.
- You recognise the importance – to Air Safety, of improving English language communications.
- You have used your own time and financial resources to professionally develop your command of the English language.
It will highlight details of the following:
- English Language Skills Professional Development training you have undertaken with AESO
- Type of training – Private One-to-One / Fluency Development Discussion Group (Crew Room)
- Aviation topical content which was covered during the course of your training.
The certificate will have a specific alpha-numeric identification and will be signed and dated by your trainer
At your request, the certificate will be mailed to you directly, or if you wish, it can be sent by AESO to a third party in your airline’s Flight Operations.