Plain language


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




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:





Movies about cases with insufficient command of plain language



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

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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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