￼ “Aeronautical and/or Aviation English” is designed as ESP (English for Specific Purposes) curriculum for students in the fields of aeronautics and/or aviation. This is especially true in China. Various books have been published on the teaching of Aviation English. Learners of ESP are supposed to master specialty vocabulary concerned as well as English language skills. This paper states the importance of English in aviation industry and explores the methodology of teaching Aviation English in Non–English speaking countries, especially in the Chinese context, so that learners of ESP can learn the target language more effectively and meet the standards set by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO). It focuses on a contrastive study of aviation language between English and Chinese and aims to work out a possible approach to ESP teaching more suitable to the Chinese context.
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