Aviation English

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Who should attend this course?

Those looking to reach level 4 or above in an ICAO language proficiency assessment. Operational ATCOs and pilots are required to reach and maintain an ICAO level 4 and above.

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English Language Courses


Aviation English

The ICAO rating scale contains the following six level descriptors:

  • Level 6: Expert
  • Level 5: Extended
  • Level 4: Operational
  • Levels 1 – 3: Non-operational.

Each level consists of the following language proficiency components:

  • Pronunciation
  • Structure
  • Vocabulary
  • Fluency
  • Comprehension
  • Interactions.

Training focuses on the specific skills described in the ICAO level 4 language profile.

Entrants require an English language level of Pre-Intermediate (ICAO level 2) and above.
  • Pronunciation
  • Structure
  • Vocabulary
  • Fluency
  • Comprehension
  • Interactions
  • UK CAA CAP 624
  • ICAO Doc 9835 AN/45
Aviation English Course books, Aviation Dictionaries and specially prepared material are issued to course participants. Classroom language study is developed through practical, communicative activities and exercises within an ATC environment.
Course Duration

3 - 6 Weeks

The Aviation English Course lasts between 3 and 6 weeks depending on candidates current ability.

Group Size

3 - 8 Students per course

Courses are run with groups ranging from 3 to 8 students per course.

Course Dates


Our Aviation English Course dates are subject to customer requirements. We typically require at least 4 weeks advance notice before starting a new course