About the Author
barely three or four years old, I used to lie flat on the soft grass
and shut my eyes tight. I dreamed that I could miraculously lift
off the ground and fly. Nobody could convince me otherwise.”-
the course of more than forty years as a flight instructor, chief
flight instructor, and founder of two flight schools, Liz Mariner
has known firsthand, and met, the urgent need for improved Aviation
English proficiency. Liz has two lifelong passions: she loves to
fly, and she loves to teach. Liz began her flight training at Parafield
Airport, South Australia, in 1961, and in 1965 became the first
female flight instructor trained completely in that country. She
earned both the Royal Society of Arts Certificate (University of
Cambridge) to Teach English as a Foreign Language to Adults and
the Australian Centre for Languages Certificate in Adult TESOL.
Applying the ESL teaching methods she learned to the aviation environment,
Liz pioneered effective new methods of airborne and ground instruction.
Through many years of refining, Liz became an authority in teaching
the language of aviation, gaining renown for both her method and
her ability. Liz subsequently chaired an Australian government
civil aviation safety review program to establish effective and
measurable English language standards for pilots. She was formally
recognized by the Australian Civil Aviation Authority for “excellence
in instruction” and for her outstanding contribution to aviation
safety. She also became the first designated UK radiotelephony
examiner in Australia.
Today, Liz operates her own aviation consultancy. Increasingly in demand, she has designed and facilitated Aviation English courses for many of the world’s major airlines, ranging from ab initio training to commercial pilot license training, instrument rating training, and conversion and simulator training for advanced aircraft. She is frequently invited by airline management to assess the English language proficiency of prospective airline cadets as part of the selection process. Liz also regularly delivers aviation theory courses to foreign students in the subjects required for an Australian commercial pilot license.
Liz is regularly sought after by today’s leaders in the aviation industry,
but she is equally appreciated by her many devoted students throughout
the world. A passionate student of languages herself (having studied
French, Bahasa Indonesia, Latin, German, Japanese, and Mandarin),
Liz is inspired and motivated by students eager to learn. She is
a gifted, dynamic, and dedicated teacher whose lively and engaging style
has made the task of learning to fly, and learning to fly using a new language,
both achievable and enjoyable. AE Link is proud to offer the aviation
industry the Mariner
Method of Aviation English learning, Cleared
for Takeoff: Aviation English Made Easy. Flight institutions around
the world are taking advantage of Liz Mariner’s proven work.
Mariner Method Aviation
English Pilot Training Manuals
For over 20 years Liz Mariner has been
teaching Aviation English all over the world. Liz has helped countless
students overcome struggles in their pilot training, teaching them
to fly safely and, especially, to understand and communicate confidently
with both air traffic control and their instructors. During these
years Liz has fine-tuned her teaching methods to achieve maximum
progress in flight training, both in the air and on the ground.
Her Mariner Method Aviation English pilot training manuals are
the fruit of her knowledge and experience.
Why the Mariner Method?
Liz’s family of students love her witty, enthusiastic style
and interactive approach to Aviation English training. And, since
Aviation English is largely a spoken language, this means every
student engaged, every student speaking and correctly hearing the
language of aviation.
Every student engaged. This is the Mariner Method.
Although her teaching abilities are well known and respected throughout the aviation
world, for Liz the only measure of teaching is how effectively students learn.
Can they communicate in the air with air traffic control and with their instructors?
All her lessons are based in the context of flying, around real-life situations.
Real learning. Real understanding. This is the Mariner Method.
Now we are pleased to bring you the Mariner Method in a format you
can take with you to the classroom, to the airport, or to your home.
The Mariner Method is a comprehensive Aviation English language solution
that includes a wide variety of interactive exercises, including
audio lessons recorded by actual air traffic controllers and pilots
with authentic background noise to re-create the environment pilots
must function in every day.
The Mariner Method can be used in a classroom setting, in study groups,
or individually. Whether in pilot training or air traffic control
training, Mariner Method students will have a strong foundation for
their ICAO language compliance. The two-volume Cleared for Takeoff is also valuable for the ESL teacher without an aviation background
who wants to learn the basics of English for aviation.
Versatility. Flexibility. This is the Mariner Method.
Why the Mariner Method? Because, as Liz Mariner's students have known
for years, real-life situations, presented in Liz's engaging style,
produce superior results: effective communication and genuine understanding.
Why the Mariner Method? Because it works.
If you have further questions about the Mariner Method of Aviation
English, be sure to ask: go to our Contact
Us page. If you want
to begin your program of English for Aviation today, go to our
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