English for Engineers/Technicians Training Course
Worldwide, aircraft engineers/technicians work with maintenance data written in English. The language that is used is very specific and often complicated with regard to sentence structure and general vocabulary. Linking words, for instance, have to be interpreted correctly in order to understand the instructions. Due to language difficulties, maintenance engineers/technicians may be hesitant to use the published data or find them time consuming to use. However, many sentence structures and words are typical for maintenance data. Familiarity with the language of aircraft maintenance data will facilitate reading and using them.
Course Approach & Content:
English for Engineers/Technicians will focus on reading and interpreting text from aircraft maintenance manuals. Some key areas of grammar, important for interpreting manuals correctly, will be discussed, e.g. conditional sentences and modal verbs. The knowledge of general and technical vocabulary will be improved. Authentic text and work-related exercises will be used as practice material. Each day will conclude with an hour of supervised self-study, in which the participants can prepare for the following day and study the topics that were dealt with during the day. This will give the participants the opportunity to master the subject matter learned. This hour will also be used for individual tuition. Two teachers will be present which will make it possible to work flexibly in two groups with variable participation. This way there is enough room to address the individual needs of the participants.
- General introduction to maintenance documents
- Introduction to language aspects of manuals
- Vocabulary: technical vocabulary & synonyms
- Grammar: sentence structure & modal verbs
- Reading practice
- Warnings and cautions
- Reading practice: warnings and cautions
- Vocabulary: technical vocabulary & linking words
- Grammar: imperative & conditional sentences
- General review
- Reading practice
- Vocabulary: technical vocabulary
- Final test
- Feedback and evaluation
Aircraft maintenance engineers/technicians who need to be able to read aircraft maintenance manuals in English.
The minimum level of English required for participating in the course is Pre-Operational, level 3 according to the ICAO Rating Scale. Prior to the course, a written test will take place in order to gain insight into the English proficiency level of the participants.
At the end of the training course, the participants shall be able to interpret most of the sentence structures in aircraft maintenance data correctly. They shall be familiar with the vocabulary used in manuals and interpret manual-specific words and phrases correctly. The knowledge of technical vocabulary shall be improved.
Course duration and group size:
2.5 days, group size is limited to max. 12 participants.
Course fee and location:
Depending on location and group size an attractive proposal will be made. Training course can be organised at our training facilities in Amsterdam, the Netherlands or at the customer location.
We are very pleased to provide further information. Marketing Assistant, Ms. Fanny Timmerman can be contacted at:
World Trade Center, F-Tower, 3rd floor
1077 XX Amsterdam
Tel: +31 20 880 4233
Fax: +31 20 890 8390
For registration, please use the e-mail address above. Click here for the Training Terms & Conditions.