On a day to day basis there are many things we can do outside of the classroom to improve our fluency in another language.
Thinking in English for example, this is not a process which requires money and will not eat into
your valuable time but can bring many benefits to you as an English student. Thinking in English is a very powerful exercise,
and you may be surprised at how many times you lack vocabulary or structure for a given topic or situation.
As an exercise think of an incident or problem that occurred in the air or on the ground. Go through the problem and imagine
you are interacting with a controller or colleague to describe the problem or situation in plain English. You may be surprised
at how difficult it can be. Go one step further and record your part of the conversation and listen back to
the recording. Be honest, be critical. How was your accent, was your pronunciation acceptable, could you produce flowing stretches of language
could you articulate well?
This is just one of many things you can do to improve your English outside of the classroom.
Switch off from Portuguese and Switch on to English.
You already know Portuguese so help yourself by doing as much as you can in English outside of the classroom. Read in English (grammar, vocabulary and structures), listen to mixed content radio stations in English (comprehension), watch TV or films in English but above all THINK in English.
Aviations professionals don't usually work nine to five so we arrange lessons around your work schedule, you can even book short notice lessons which of course are subject to availability.
Choose where suits you best to have your lesson. If you live in Brasilia you can have lessons at our language studio or in your home or at work, we additionally offer classes through VOIP services such as Skype.
All of our aviation courses are tailored to the specific requirements of the student and we use a variety of aviation course material plus English Solutions supplementary course work to achieve the goals of the student.
You should have a level of English which corresponds to intermediate or above. Students should have established conversation and comprehension skills in English and a knowledge of aviation terminology would be an additional asset but is not necessary.
Macmillan Aviation English.
Oxford Business English For Aviation.
Pearson AIRSPEAK Aviation English.
EPTA English Proficiency Test For Aviation.
ESB supplementary course work for aviation English and general English where necessary.