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Aviation English & Testing at Aviator College

Aviation English & Testing at Aviator CollegeEvery year students from all over the world come to USA for the best flight training experience. In addition to age, medical and other flight training requirements to be a pilot, one important requirement is: knowledge of English language.

How and Why English was Established as the Standard Language of Aviation

In the year 1944 on the 1st of November in response to a British initiative, the government of the United States invited 55 allied and neutral States to meet in Chicago. Out of the allied States invited 52 attended this meeting. The aim of this meeting was to discuss the international problems faced in Civil Aviation.

Outcome of the Meeting

The Chicago Convention saw the implementation of English as the official standardized language to be used in Aviation around the world. English speaking countries dominated the design, manufacture as well as operation of aircrafts 1, it thus made sense to have English as the standard language that would be used by all the countries involved in Aviation around the globe. Having a standardized language aids in avoiding misunderstanding and confusion, aspects which both have an effect on air safety (source).

ICAO Language Proficiency requirements

Appendix A (Annex 1) of ICAO Doc 9835, which sets out the language proficiency requirements, states that pilots, air traffic controllers and aeronautical station operators shall demonstrate the ability to speak and understand the language used for radiotelephony communications to the level specified in the Appendix. The six descriptors:

  1. Pronunciation
  2. Structure
  3. Vocabulary
  4. Fluency
  5. Comprehension
  6. Interaction

All six descriptors must be met at any given level for a candidate to be rated as having attained that level.

Aviation English & Testing at Aviator College

International students that are enrolling in one of our pilot programs and wish to increase their English to a level 4 (four) or higher, may enroll at our Aviation English Course at the same time. Research shows that students can quickly earn their ICAO level 4 (four) certificate in as little as one month, which could also reduce your cost in flight training. The course will consist of one month of training by highly experienced English Instructors and easy-to-follow curriculum. The curriculum consists of small classroom group studies, one-on-one instruction, data base and E-Mailing criteria.

As mandated by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) in accordance with ICAO English Language Proficiency Requirements, all pilots and air traffic personnel are now required to demonstrate English Proficency according to a minimum of Operational Level 4 (four) standards.

Achievements of the Course
  • Improved student speech in an aviation setting through phonetic practice.(Study & Practice of human speech)
  • Improved student aviation radio communication through increased listening skills
  • Preparation to achieve a rating of Level 4 English according to ICAO standards
  • Strengthened grammar to make aviation communication easier
  • Increased student’s aviation vocabulary
  • ICAO Approved Compliant Testing on campus

Why Choose Aviator English
  • In house Testing
  • Pickup to and from Orlando or Palm Beach International Airports.
  • Sunny Florida USA
  • 2 Miles from the ocean
  • Learning in an Aviation Atmosphere
  • Flight Training if needed FAA & JAA
  • Save money and time
  • Personalized Instruction for Each Student

You will
  • Increase your ability to get a great job in Aviation
  • Train with Higly skilled Native American English speaking instructors
  • Learn easily in a small class size
  • Prepare yourself to take the ICAO approved exam
  • Ensure safety through good English communication skills
  • Test on site to receive your ICAO certificate
  • Feel confident in your ability to communicate in Aviation English
  • Earn your ICAO Level 4 Certificate.

The students that achieve level 4 proficiency or higher will recieve and English Proficiency certificate. The certificate showing ICAO level 4 ( four) standards will be valid for 3 (three) years. Students that achieve ICAO level 5 (five) or higher the certificate will be valid for 6 (six) years.

* Program Cost $1,950.00 includes testing.

** Students that might need additional classes will be billed at a reduced price.

*** Students that believe their English level meets ICAO level 4(four) standards may test upon arrival. $ 550.00 for testing.
Class dates, first week of every month. Excluding December and January call for special dates

For further information contact Michelle in the Aviation English Department.
(772) 466-4822 x 134 or E-Mail mhaworth@aviator.edu

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