The Internet is playing a vital role in helping pilots and navigators whose first language is not English get to grips with the universal language of aviation.

Virtual Languages, an American company based in Boca Raton, Florida, has launched an Internet site where students can learn aviation English from behind their desks. Courses are aimed at high beginner, intermediate and advanced levels.

Virtual Languages' vice-president Judith Strother says: "The beauty of the Internet is that you can log on anywhere in the world, at any time, and learn English. It means students can learn from behind their desks and not be abstracted from the workplace."

Information on the courses can be obtained from the stand or from the company's website, where a demonstration programme can also be found.

Source: Flight Daily News