Anonymous asked in Cars & TransportationAircraft · 1 decade ago

I am teaching English to men working on the repair of aircraft interiors, walls,...?

...toilets,etc and I need vocabulary/books

I am an English teacher in Thailand and my students work as interior maintenance engineers/fitters, they need a good level of English to communicate with airline reps. They are experienced in their work but lack the working vocabulary in English, and as I am an aviation moron I need books to help me teach them, they deal with all aspects of interior maintenance and repair.

Any and all help or suggestions will be much appreciated.

4 Answers

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    These books may be of use, but check the online resources bellow first.

    Cambridge Air and Space Dictionary (Cambridge reference) (Hardcover)

    http://www./ amazon .com/Cambridge-Air-Space-Dictionary-reference/dp/0521394392/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1211492371&sr=8-4

    15 used & new available from $ 0 .73


    Dictionary of Air Transport and Traffic Control (Hardcover)

    http://www./ amazon .com/Dictionary-Air-Transport-Traffic-Control/dp/0246123605/ref=sr_1_9?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1211492371&sr=8-9

    7 used & new available from $ 53 .99


    The United States Air Force Dictionary (Paperback)

    http://www./ amazon .com/United-States-Air-Force-Dictionary/dp/0548443491/ref=sr_1_31?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1211492424&sr=8-31

    Price: $ 34 .16

    7 used & new available from $ 29 .73


    US AIR FORCE A DICTIONARY (Garland Reference Library of Social Science, Vol 696) (Hardcover)

    http://www./ amazon .com/DICTIONARY-Garland-Reference-Library-Science/dp/082405539X/ref=sr_1_8?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1211492371&sr=8-8

    1 used & new available from $ 29 .95



    http://www./ amazon .com/QUESTIONS-ANSWERS-AIRPLANE-ENGINE-MECHANICS/dp/B0012MEP1K/ref=sr_1_48?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1211492733&sr=8-48

    1 used & new available from $ 11 .50


    Online glossaries and indexes:

    Aviation Glossary

    http://www./ jetsales .com/mesinger/glossary/ glossary .html

    Glossary of Airplane Terms

    http://www./ coastalplanes .com/articles/ glossary .html


    http:// g.oswego .edu/dl/acs/glossary/ section3_1 .html

    Aircraft Glossary

    http://www./ .za/Glossary/ A .php


    A Glossary of Aviation

    Terms and Abbreviations

    http://www./ aerofiles .com/ glossary .html

    Glossary of Aircraft-Related Terms

    http://www./ fly-efi .com/ glossary .html

    Glossary of Terms

    http:// .edu/ 16 .00/www/aec/ glossary .html

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    make up words to suit your needs

    works for me, although that's when I'm speaking to my english friends

    Well, if you're an english teacher and you don't know stuff, then you're not a very good teacher, are you? Didn't they teach you that in teacher school.

    (I'm a high school student)

    Don't give homework, encourage them and no assignments

    they have better things to do, like having a life. You shouldn't be here, you should be preparing a fun-filled lesson. Simple. If we suffer, you suffer. That's why you became a teacher

    Source(s): wikipedia
  • 1 decade ago

    You are teaching them English so my airline can outsource my job to Thailand. It would be much appreciated if you wouldn't do that. The sooner you teach them English, the sooner I lose my job.

  • 1 decade ago

    Try this one from, it is all work related and geared to ESL:

    Also see Merriam-Webster's online visual dictionary:

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