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Test for safety - train for proficiency

AEA will help you develop genuine language proficiency in English.

Courses for all levels of aviation experience

Our courses are suitable for both ab initio and professional pilots, ATCs and engineers.

100% Native English Teachers with Aviation Experience

All of our teachers are suitably qualified and have relevant aviation experience, e.g. pilots, aircraft engineers and ATCs.

Listen to LIVE streaming Aviation English Radio

Aviation English Asia introduces another world first - Aviation English Radio.

Prepare for your ICAO test, learn aviation theory, hear student experiences and get hints and tips to improve your English.

The stream runs 24 hours per day and is updated every week.

ICAO Aviation English for Air Traffic Controllers

ATCs are subject to the same English proficiency requirements as pilots. English proficiency is very important in aviation and as a controller you should develop your English beyond the requirements of an ICAO English test.  Even if you have studied overseas in English speaking countries for many years, or passed an ICAO English test already - improving your English is a lifelong task.

Develop a HIGH LEVEL OF PROFICIENCY in Aviation English

Aviation English Asia Ltd offer the ICAO Aviation English for ATCs course to help you achieve both success in your career and safety in the air.

ICAO Aviation English for ATCs is suitable for you are already employed as an Air Traffic Control Officer or if you want to apply for a position as a student ATC and want to improve your English.   This course is more effective, more economical and more enjoyable than other English courses because it gives you intense practice of key language skills and vocabulary that you need for a career as an ATC.

The communication strategies taught by Aviation English Asia are designed to give you intense practice of all the English language skills needed in aviation.

Each unit gives you practice of the following ICAO test key skills:ICAO listening comprehension

  • Pronunciation - advanced techniques to correct your pronunciation
  • Vocabulary - develop a wide aviation, technical, non-routine and general vocabulary and paraphrasing skills
  • Structure - improve your grammar with effective drills and activities
  • Comprehension - listening and reading comprehension - specific to aviation
  • Fluency - organise your thoughts and ideas and express yourself clearly
  • Interaction - learn to respond appropriately in routine and non-routine situations


The Aviation English for ATCs course features all of the grammar, vocabulary, pronunciation, comprehension and fluency practice of a General English course, with the added advantage of giving you practice of the language needed for your career.  This will help you stay motivated and you will enjoy learning English more because you have a clear objective.

Benefits of the ICAO Aviation English for Air Traffic Controllers course

  • You will have better pronunciation - with our unique exercises and drills.
  • You will be able to use grammar more accurately.
  • You will develop a wider vocabulary.
  • You will be able to understand different accents, phrasal verbs, idioms and slang.
  • You will be able to clearly report and respond to non-routine situations.
  • You will be able to deliver accurate reports about malfunctions and unexpected events.
  • You will be able to understand radio transmissions by English speakers with unusual accents
  • You will be a safer ATC - with a wide range of vocabulary for unexpected situations.
  • You will be able to interact and respond to questions correctly.
  • You will be able to PARAPHRASE if other people don't recognise your vocabulary or pronunciation.
  • You will reinforce your technical knowledge - if you think you know everything about aviation, you still need to be able to express it clearly.
  • You will meet and learn from other aviation professionals.
  • You will have better general English too.


We make it easy for you to improve your English

Learning English with AEA is easy and enjoyable - no other course provider provides the same level of support as Aviation English Asia.

  • Professional Aviation English Teachers familiar with many different types of ICAO English test
  • Course fulfils the ICAO language proficiency requirements
  • Additional learning materials and resources
  • Access to our online community
  • Flexible class times (daytime/evening/weekend)
  • Flexible study schedules
  • Flexible options for payment of course fees
  • Classes held in a convenient location in Central, Sheung Wan or Jordan
  • Aviation Weekend Workshops

Learn from PROFESSIONAL Aviation English Teachers & airline pilot instructors

  • 100% Qualified Native English Teachers - previously holding senior positions at major language centres and universities
  • Teachers are supported by Subject Matter Experts - commercial pilots with major airlines - ALSO Native English Teachers
  • Teachers are members of the College of Teachers, established under Royal Charter in the UK.
  • Teachers are passionate about aviation, and want to see you succeed.
  • Course designed by a Cambridge examiner / university lecturer with an MA in Applied Linguistics
  • Course has thousands of hours of development time

The ICAO Aviation English for Air Traffic Controllers course is proven to be effective

English for ATCs

Please note that improving your English takes time and although intensive study has been proven to be effective it is unlikely that you will jump complete ICAO levels in just a few weeks. Therefore we recommend that you start improving your English early.

The complete course consists of 100 units in total. Each stage is divided into 10 units.

Aviation English Asia deliver the highest quality and best value English courses available in Hong Kong.  We are motivated by your success and will support you in your English training needs every step of the way.  If you are serious about aviation you need our courses.

For more information please call us or alternatively complete the contact request form to arrange a free consultation.

Call us on:  +852 8179 9295

Hong Kong

Aviation English Asia has been offering part time and full time courses in Hong Kong since 2009.

All courses are available in Hong Kong. Check the schedule above for details.


Aviation English Asia has been offering part time courses in Vietnam since 2014.

All courses are available in Vietnam in a weekend workshop format - typically every 8 weeks, or by special arrangement.


ICAO Aviation English, English for Aircraft Maintenance Engineers, Technicians and Mechanics, and English for Flight Attendants are available in Taipei, Tainan and Kaosiung.

Topics include


Forces in flight
Wing design
Wing characteristics
Aerofoil design
Lift and drag
High speed aerodynamics
Shock waves
Low and high speed buffet
Speed margins
Load factor limits
Adverse effects
High altitude flight
Range and endurance


Electrical systems
Electrical terms
Electrical circuits
Direct current DC
Alternating current AC
Ram air turbine
Output conversion
Electrical distribution
Output conversion

Engines and Propellers

Major manufacturers
Jet engine types
Combustion cycle
Jet engine construction
Free turbine
Multi spool engines
Reverse thrust
Thrust and power augmentation
Engine starting relight and protection
Engine efficiency
Engine instruments
Engine control
Thrust lever positions
Auxiliary power unit
Propeller aerodynamics
Piston engines
Engine lubrication
Refuelling and measurement

Fire Protection

Smoke detection systems
Fire detection systems
Fire extinguishing systems
Onboard fire extinguishers 

Flight Controls

Basic control types
Flight control assistance
Control effects
Wing augmentation
Advanced control features
High lift devices
Stall protection

Human Factors

Human factors
Information processing
Crew resource management
Optical illusions
Physical effects

Hydraulics, Pressurization and Oxygen

Hydraulic systems
Hydraulic fluids
System components
Backup systems
Bleed air systems
Pressurization systems
Air-conditioning systems
Humidity control

Ice Protection and Warning

Ice detection
Ice removal and protection


Pitot and static instruments
Navigation instruments
Pitot and static measurement
Temperature measurement
Angle of attack


International standard atmosphere
Relative humidity and dew point
Levels and pressure
Isothermal and inversion
Visibility and runway visual range
Fog and mist
Aircraft icing
Jet streams
Clear air turbulence
Mountain waves
Tri cell theory
Thermal equator
Intertropical convergence zone
Local winds
Tropical revolving storms
Air masses
Pressure systems
Frontal systems
Other phenomenon
Weather radar
Volcanic ash
Forecasts and reports

Navigation and Auto Flight

Navigation and auto flight systems
Hyperbolic navigation
Satellite navigation
Doppler navigation
Inertial navigation
High latitude flying
Fly by wire
Air data computer
EFIS systems
Flight management systems
Auto flight systems
Alert and warning systems
General navigation 

Navigation Theory

Point of no return 
Critical point


Airport operations
LAHSO Land and hold short operations
SIMOPS Simultaneous runway operations
SODROPS Simultaneous opposite direction runway operations
Long range operations
ETOPS Extended twin engine operations
Operational requirements
Polar routes
Instrument approaches
Microwave landing systems
Direction finding
ILS protection
Low visibility operations
Minimum altitudes
Departures and arrivals
Cruising levels
RVSM Operations
RVSM equipment
Navigation requirements
Collision avoidance
Search and rescue
Fire fighting RFFS
Wake turbulence
Instrument procedures
Air traffic management
Fuel planning
Dangerous goods
Minimum equipment list MEL
Configuration deviation list CDL
Briefings and checklists
Safety requirements


Takeoff performance
WAT limits
Runway distances
Balanced field length
Runway alignment
Stopping performance
Performance definitions
Gross and net
Obstacle clearance
Performance improvement
Engine failure procedures
Runway condition
Noise abatement
Tail strike
Landing performance
Go around performance
Enroute performance


Radio equipment

Reference Speeds

Performance speeds
Stall speeds
Miscellaneous speeds
Approach segment speeds
Landing speeds
Speeds and effects

Runways and Airport Facilities

Aerodrome categories
Taxiway markings
Airport signs
Runway markings
Approach lighting
Runway lighting
Taxiway lighting
Approach slope guidance
Visual docking guidance

Undercarriage, Tyres and Brakes

Undercarriage design
Retraction and extension
Aquaplaning and hydroplaning
Aircraft and pavement classification

Weight and Balance

Aircraft weight
Aircraft balance

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