The Plane and Simple English Journey: Aviation English Courses with New Zenler

ICAO Aviation English Examiner Nikki shares how New Zenler has transformed her online courses and community.

The Plane and Simple English Journey: Aviation English Courses with New Zenler

Hey there, I’m Nikki. As an ICAO Aviation English Examiner & Instructor with over 20 years of teaching experience 'under my wings', I've had quite the journey. Let me tell you all about it.

It all started back in 2002 when I made the big move from the UK to Spain. That's where my love for languages really took off - I immersed myself in learning Spanish and soon found myself running my own bricks and mortar language school. But that was just the beginning.

You see, I was lucky enough to be able to merge my passion for languages with my enthusiasm for aviation. I became an ICAO Rater at a prestigious flight school in my city, and that's when the idea for Plane and Simple English was born. My goal? To support pilots and air traffic controllers in achieving fluency and confidence in English in an aviation context.


Embracing the Digital World with New Zenler

Now, as my business grew, I knew it was time to take things to a new level by transitioning to an online platform. That's when I discovered New Zenler, and let me tell you, it's been a game-changer. New Zenler's comprehensive suite of tools has enabled me to create a professional website (no coding skills required!), automate email communications with clients, host my digital courses seamlessly, and manage engaging blogs like this one.

But you know what's really impressed me about New Zenler? The unparalleled level of support they provide. From comprehensive video trainings to weekly live sessions, an active Facebook community, and a huge YouTube library, New Zenler has ensured that even a tech-newbie like me can navigate the platform with ease and confidence. This robust support system has been instrumental in my transition from face-to-face teacher to online teacher.


Aviation English Courses for Professionals Worldwide

Now, let's talk about what I offer at Plane and Simple English. I've got a range of aviation English courses tailored to support pilots and ATCs at every stage of their career. Some of these courses are already live, and I am developing new ones which I am excited to be able to offer very soon. Whether you're an ab initio pilot looking to improve your English for flight school admissions or an experienced pilot/ATC preparing for your next ICAO ELP exam, I’ve got you covered.

My courses blend live sessions with interactive digital activities, creating a dynamic learning environment. And let me tell you, my students love the practical, engaging approach I take. After all, learning a language in an aviation context requires specialised knowledge and skills, which is why it is important to choose a teacher who is an experienced professionals who really understands the industry.


Building a Community of Aviation English Learners

One of the most rewarding aspects of running Plane and Simple English is the opportunity to connect with like-minded individuals from around the world. Through the online platform, I have created a vibrant community of learners who support and encourage each other.

My students come from diverse backgrounds and have varying levels of experience, but they all share a common goal: to improve their English skills and advance their careers in the aviation industry. By fostering a supportive and inclusive environment, I’ve seen my students make remarkable progress and achieve their goals.


Embracing the Future of Language Learning

Man studying an e-learning platform like New Zenler
The future of language learning

As technology continues to evolve, so too must the way we approach language learning. At Plane and Simple English, I’m embracing the future by leveraging the power of online platforms like New Zenler to deliver high-quality, accessible education to students around the world.

And you know what? My thirst for languages continues to grow. These days, I'm dedicating my free time to studying Korean and dreaming about where I can travel next. My goal is to become a full-time digital nomad and live the dream. By partnering with New Zenler, I'm one step closer to achieving this goal while continuing to support the next generation of aviation professionals.


Join Us on the Journey

So, if you're ready to improve your aviation English skills and embark on a transformative learning experience, I invite you to explore my courses on New Zenler. I can't wait to see where this adventure takes us!


Join the New Zenler Community

And you know, if you're thinking of offering your own online digital courses, I can't recommend New Zenler enough. I've been blown away by the platform's capabilities and the incredible support they provide. So, if you're ready to join the growing community of online educators using New Zenler, be sure to sign up through my partner link here.


  • Flight Ready - Prepare for Flight Training and Ground School
  • Sky High - Elevate to ICAO Level 5+
  • Bespoke - 1:1 aviation English classes.
  • Picture Perfect - Describe aviation-related photos in your ICAO ELP exam.
  • Xpedite - ICAO ELP exam express course
  • Benchmark - Practice test of aviation English