Examples of modular scheduling and delivery
AES' English for Aviation Safety course is built around important safety and operational topics. Web-based modules and classroom seminars present "real-world" materials and situations that are interesting to pilots and controllers and that will motivate them to improve their English language abilities.
Each level consists of a set of 6 modules with a minimum duration of 40 hours each. There are specific sets of modules for pilots and controllers.
The sixth module at each level is a Review & Assessment module that enables learners to consolidate their language and acquisition and formally assess their ability to move to the next stage in the training or take a licensing test.
Each AES lesson uses a video as the basis for learning activities.
Videos, audio and readings that appear in AES materials are drawn from recognized sources such as:
Flight Safety Foundation (FSF)
In addition, AES materials incorporate the expertise of pilots and controllers
with international experience and perspectives.
AES online modules include competitive activities that challenge learners to achieve a goal or avert a "collision" with another aircraft or obstacle.
This type of activity is important for maintaining learners' motivation.
AES online modules enable pilots and controllers to speak into a microphone, play their voice back, and compare their voice to the voice of a model speaker.
Such activities enable professionals to practice speaking and pronunciation prior to attending classroom seminars.
AES online modules incorporate authentic documents, such as airport charts and approach plates, as the basis for language learning activities.
These materials are familiar to pilots and controllers and help to maintain their interest and curiosity.