Students in Five by Five will develop effective listening and speaking skills such that they feel comfortable in Aviation related situations. Students will accomplish their goals through conversation, classroom discussions, non-routine pilot/ATC transmissions, and videos. With guidance from the instructor, students will:
1. Converse about aviation-related career goals and routine situations in aviation and incorporate transitional phrases in their conversations.
2. Summarize and discuss aviation related emergency incidents from FAA training materials, aviation texts, videos, and audio recordings using advanced aviation vocabulary.
3. Construct multiple part radiotelephony messages with strong vocabulary skills to communicate on a wide range of aviation topics.
4. Construct questions and advice using a variety of advanced structures to learn more details about non-routine situations in aviation.
5. Identify the purpose of pilot/ATC messages and respond appropriately using complex Aviation English vocabulary.
6. Practice aviation vocabulary by focusing on removing mistakes in pronunciation by focusing on minimal pairs, consonant clusters, intonation, and word stress.
7. Develop solid sentence structure using advanced grammar (prepositional phrases, perfect tenses, passive voice construction, adjectives, adverbs, etc.) to build content rich sentences.
8. Compare and contrast photos of non-routine/emergency situations in aviation, being able to incorporate a variety of tenses and grammatical elements.
9. Research a variety of non-routine situations in aviation in order to develop a deeper knowledge of aviation terminology and concepts.
Five by Five builds on the skills of being Operationally Proficient at ICAO 4 and strengthens the vocabulary, structure, and pronunciation skills so that students attain ICAO 5 English Proficiency.