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I’m Emilia Barska.

I am an aviation English specialist and a general English teacher dedicated to teaching advanced language skills for safer skies. 

Emilia Barska

Who am I?

 

A daughter of an airline pilot wholeheartedly committed to improving pilots’ and air traffic controllers’ English skills to help them pass an ICAO exam and reach ICAO Level 5 or 6. I want to you to become proficient speakers of English.

 

I am committed to excellence with a huge sense of responsibility for safer skies. What is more, I am driven by a tremendous passion to aviation. This website is a place where I share my expert point of view by publishing the best articles concerning English for aviation in a wider context.

 

 

 

My education. How I did I turn theory into practice?

I’ve been teaching English since 2007 when I was asked to help my teenage friend to prepare for his school-leaving English examination. From a mediocre learner, he turned an A-level graduate. His success was my first serious stimulus to think over my aims and vocation. In 2009 I started studying English philology at the University of Warsaw and graduated in 2012.

 

I had an opportunity to teach in a nursery, kindergartens, primary schools, lower-secondary schools and high schools.

 

Currently, I work as a full-time English teacher in a Montessori kindergarten.

Now, it’s been 11 years of my career as a teacher and I still consider teaching the best occupation for me.

 

 

How did I become an aviation English specialist?

English for Aviation

In 2009 I had a pleasure to fly on a long-haul flight with my dad and I can perfectly recall a moment when he talked to an ATC on a radio and I, an English philology student on a C1/C2 level at that time, was astonished and linguistically humiliated to hear what they had said, and I couldn’t understand most of that message.

 

In 2010 I finished the Intensive Course for Teachers of Aviation English. It laid the groundwork for my professional experience as an aviation English teacher.

 

No matter if you’re a pilot or English as a second language student, I don’t do mediocre. I’m interested in your linguistic weaknesses and the constant improvement and regular progress to raise up your skills for the higher levels.

 

 

 

Ready for takeoff

 

March 5th 2011 was a deadline for the full implementation of English language proficiency, known formally as ICAO Level 4 (Operational). Since then pilots and air traffics controllers were obliged by the international law to pass an ICAO exam and demonstrate upper-intermediate language skills to prevent another accidents or incidents.

Then, I gained my first experience in teaching pilots and air traffic controllers in one-to-one tuition.

 

In 2012 devoted my Bachelor of Arts thesis to the analysis of the importance of aviation English. I was ready for takeoff as a specialist in this area.

 

Since I launched ReviseBeforeFlight.com in 2016, it is a natural expansion of my knowledge to reach a wide audience. 

 

 

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