English for Aviation


The university's dedicated Centre for English Language Learning (CELL) offers a range of courses designed to help improve language skills. CELL has 12 years’ experience in providing English Language training to aviators, including pilots, crew, radar and sonar operators, and air traffic personnel.

Since 2013, CELL has taught Aviation English, tested by an internally developed ICAO-standard test, before becoming an English for Aviation Language Testing System (EALTS) Test Centre. DMU is the only university in the UK offering the EALTS test, and is conveniently situated in the Midlands, near East Midlands Airport.

DMU’s experienced staff have taught all over the world and have extensive knowledge of the current best practices for teaching English language. The centre itself provides a superb study environment at the heart of DMU’s city campus, with facilities that include classrooms with interactive whiteboards and AV equipment, a language lab with audio, video and computer technology and a state-of-the-art media lab with cinema screens and all the latest creative software applications.

CELL is accredited by the British Council for the quality of its English teaching, so whether you come just for a test or for a longer course of Aviation English, you can be sure you will receive the highest standard of English language tuition.

DMU English for Aviation brochure.

Please read our notice to candidates and information for candidates documents for further information on the EALTS test and whether it's right for you.

Notice: We are closely monitoring the current Covid-19 pandemic and will ensure delivery of the EALTS test complies with current UK Government guidelines.



EALTS is now available - please register your interest:

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