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Professionalism in aviation
Professionalism in aviation is more than pass and fail

A high standard of English is a matter of professionalism in airline pilots, yet many candidates applying for an airline's cadet programme neglect English until they fail a test.  The question is, why do so many candidates leave it until the last minute.  

Learning English for aviation is not about pass or fail in a test

English is just a language, like Cantonese, Portuguese and Spanish.  We all have strengths and weaknesses and it's acceptable to have a weakness in using English.  One of the difficulties is that an ICAO test just gives you scores from 1-6 in various categories.  It doesn't tell a candidate much about what they can and can't do.  That's one of the reasons why the Aviation English Organisation developed the AEROSTA Framework as an enhanced proficiency testing system for the aviation community.  

When a learner disregards their scores, and instead focuses on skills they realise they need to develop, they are in turn developing themselves as professionals.  

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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 - 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.


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