Aviation Engineering



Take-Off has been designed for non-native speakers of English who are studying Engineering (NVQ Level 2 and above. The aeronautical context is particularly aimed at technicians and engineers who are going on to work in the aeronautics industry.

Take-Off is an ESP course for intermediate-level students. Unlike many ESP courses, it teaches genuine transferable skills and is ideal for students who need to further their technical training in English. The focus is on skills development, using relevant contexts, with grammar taking a strong supporting role.

Reading and listening development is dealt with in the context of understanding instructions and information in technical manuals. Students develop the speaking skills of asking for and giving factual information, and the writing skills necessary to complete workplace documentation, such as accident reports and safety assessments.

Take-Off uses a communicative methodology, with graded tasks that are careful scaffolded to involve and motivate the students, providing them with a clear sense of achievement. The wide variety of texts and task types will appeal to a broad range of ages and nationalities.

A bank of tests are provided online by Garnet.

Key Features

  • Practical skills developed for dealing with oral and written instructions and documentation
  • Task-based approach ensures achievable lesson outcomes
  • Variety of texts and tasks on a wide range of aeronautical topics
  • Two review sections to consolidate skills and vocabulary knowledge
  • Glossary and electrical appendix
  • Audio CDs for further self-study and homework

Accompanying Course Book, Workbook and Teacher’s Book also available


  1. Thank you for this resource! I have many students working in both Kobe airport and Kansai airport in engineering positions.
    This is exactly what I was looking for!


    • Sorry for the late reply. Glad you like that content and it’s a classic text for that industry and our partnership with Cambridge makes it available.

      If you need to inquire about students purchasing access for the course, don’t hesitate to get in touch and take advantage of our deeply discounted Academic rate. Our office in Japan can facilitate. Just get in touch through the site or teachers@englishcentral.com



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