Plain language

 

Definition (ICAO): Plain language is the spontaneous, creative and non-coded use of a given natural language.

 

Notes:

 

According to the linguistic categories of the ICAO Language Proficiency Rating Scale the following areas can be trained. Click on the category you are interested in:

 

PRONUNCIATION -- STRUCTURE -- VOCABULARY -- FLUENCY -- COMPREHENSION -- INTERACTIONS

 

 

Movies about cases with insufficient command of plain language

 

NBC Dateline Aviation English Report, Part 1&2 of 3 (Unfortunately part 3 could not be found)

 

Russian controller is having a hard time while providing emergency service concerning a bird strike ....

 

 

Air China 981 at JFK Airport: problems with taxi clearance in English language

 

Another example of low language proficiency

Part 1

 

Part 2

 

Part 3

 

 

Recommendable books for Aviation English training

 

English for Aviation by Henry Emery

English for Aviation (for Pilots and Air Traffic Controllers) by Sue Ellis and Terence Gerighty

Flightpath - Aviation English for Pilots and ATCOs (Student's Book) by Philip Shawcross

Check your Aviation English by Henry Emery

 

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