Flight training delays and corresponding increased costs appear to be widespread among universities with aviation programs. Students in these programs have to juggle demanding academics and flight training. Additionally, international students, for whom English is not their primary language, have the added disadvantage of learning complex aviation concepts in English. In order to maximize retention in collegiate flight programs, an experimental aviation English course has been designed to help frontload aviation vocabulary and take a proactive approach to teaching language skills that are essential in flight training.
69th Fall Conference of the University Aviation Association
Scholarly Commons Citation
Luedtke, J., Holt, T.B., McIntire, S., Merkt, J., Brown, J. “Maximizing Student Success: Mastering Aviation English.” Proceedings of the University Aviation Association Fall Education Conference. Omaha, NE. 28-30 Sept, 2016.