SP for Aviation English, the curriculum and teaching schedule is divided into three 1 hour 50 minute blocks: Listening and Speaking, Grammar and Vocabulary, and Aviation Technology.
In Listening and Speaking, students work on developing their listening skills, especially in regard to radio communication. Students are asked to do multiple tasks simultaneously. These tasks may require students to listen and be able to answer questions or respond appropriately while doing another intensive mental or physical activity.
In Grammar and Vocabulary, students develop their understanding of and ability to use grammar and vocabulary. This is a highly communicative class, that enables students to better communicate with their peers when they are on base for their training. This class also focuses on phrasal verbs and idiomatic language students need for communication.
Aviation Technology, or Aviation Tech, as we call it, introduces students to the planes they will be flying and gives them a bit of a boost when they hit their academic courses at the bases. In class students cover topics such as weather, physiology, and systems particular to the planes they will be flying. These courses are taught by current or retired military personnel with extensive flying time.
Students are epected to approach their time at the IELI with a professional attitude and understanding that the English course is equally important to the successful completion of their mission as the actual on-base training.
Take care of personal business on your personal time.
Do not take or make phone calls or SMSs during class time.
Communicate, Communicate, COMMUNICATE!!!
Have fun and enjoy the more relaxed period before the intense training starts!
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