Additional Foreign Language to Aviation Management Students

KSU Business School Director Deimantė Žilinskienė

Students starting their studies in Aviation Management from 2020 September will study under the renewed program. It will be complemented with a second foreign language, Russian or Spanish optionally.

The need for aviation staff to speak more than one foreign language emerged during regular meetings between Kazimieras Simonavičius University Business School and aviation companies.

“We meet periodically with human resources specialists from aviation organizations to analyse our Aviation Management curriculum and to discuss the competencies and specific skills needed for a person interested in working in the aviation industry,” says KSU Business School Director Deimantė Žilinskienė.

The cooperation with industry partners and additional analyses have made it possible to identify that one of the most important additional competencies for a person wishing to work in the aviation sector is the knowledge of foreign languages, which opens up more opportunities for both the employee and the employer.

“While KSU’s Aviation Management degree program is conducted in English and students are proficient in this language through additional Aviation English training, we decided to supplement the program with Spanish and Russian language subjects. The student will be able to choose which of these languages ​​to study and will have the opportunity to master the language throughout the study period to the level required for fluent communication and work. We think that this integration of additional foreign language into the study program will enable our students to better and faster establish themselves in the labour market and open up wide opportunities to work worldwide,” says Deimantė Žilinskienė.