Aviation English Asia offer a complete range of courses to suit learners' English proficiency level and experience in aviation. The flexible structure of our courses and additional weekend Supplementary Classes will ensure that you get exactly the training that you need to surpass the standards of ICAO level 4/5.
ICAO Aviation English for Commercial Pilots - if you are pilot with a Commercial Pilot License (CPL) or Airline Transport Pilot License (ATPL) we recommend the ICAO Aviation English for Commercial Pilots course. This course overs ICAO levels 3, 4, 5 and 6 and features a range of topics of high interest to airline pilots, as suggested in ICAO Document 9835. The minimum course length is 10 units (officially 10 hours), and can be extended in stages of 10 units to 400 hours. Some online support and weekend workshops may also be offered if they suit your needs.
ICAO Aviation English for ATCOs - if you are a new, student, trainee, or currently working Air Traffic Controller we recommend this course covering ICAO levels 3, 4, 5 and 6. The syllabus features a range of topics suitable for Air Traffic Controllers as suggested in ICAO Document 9835. The minimum course length is 30 units (officially 30 hours) and can be extended in stages of 10 units as needed. Some online support and weekend workshops may also be offered if it suits your needs.
English for PPL Ground School - this course is recommended for ab initio pilots (complete beginners). It covers the basics of aviation theory to prepare you for a Private Pilot License and practical flight training. This course is 12 hours and is also available as a Weekend Workshop. You don't need to attend expensive Ground School courses, but we do expect you to do a lot of self-study of the resources which we provide you. The course is based on either a FAA / CASA / or JAA syllabus depending on the instructor's experience.
ICAO Aviation English for Cadet Entry Pilots - this course has led to a of young people successfully starting a career in aviation through an airline's Cadet Pilot Programme. This is a 30-100 hour English course to achieve ICAO levels 4 and 5. The minimum course length is 30 units (30 hours) and typically students need 60-100 hours of practice to achieve their target level. The course syllabus is custom-designed to be suitable for learners with less than 250 hours of flying experience and features topics suggested in ICAO Document 9835. After completing 30 units, the course can be extended in stages of 10 units as needed. Some online support and weekend workshops may also be offered if they suit your needs.
Optional Supplementary Classes cover topics such as structure, pronunciation, fluency, interview skills, aviation theory, group assessments, flight planning and many more.
ICAO Aviation English Online - this course is currently being re-developed but some innovative learning resources may be offered. Airline Pilot Interview Preparation Online - this course is suitable for CPL holders who are preparing for an interview. For further details please select the appropriate option from the main menu.
This course is pre-approved by the HK Government's MATF (Maritime Aviation Training Fund) as reimbursable up to $18,000 HKD
Aviation English Asia Ltd has been providing highly focused classes for airline pilots and advising assessors on a candidate's suitability for retesting since 2009. Our courses are designed based on the real-life language needs of pilots working within the region. Therefore this course was custom-developed by Aviation English Asia Ltd's highly qualified linguistic and experienced Subject Matter Experts to build genuine language proficiency.
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* Instead of an ambiguous rating of 4/5/6 for each of the ICAO language criteria the AEROSTA Framework Enhanced Proficiency Standards can specifically identify the ease with which a pilot can perform a communicative function. The AEROSTA Framework fleshes out the skeleton of the ICAO Language Proficiency Requirements suggested in ICAO Document 9835.
ICAO Aviation English for Commercial Pilots builds effective communication strategies for flight operations, which ultimately gives pilots the language skills needed to perform well in an ICAO English test. Training with Aviation English Asia Ltd will give you:
ICAO Aviation English for Commercial Pilots course is skills based with activities and drills designed to ultimately help pilots achieve ICAO level 5+. The course conforms to recommendations of ICAO document 9835 and ICAO circular 323, and the AEROSTA Framework developed by the Aviation English Organisation. ICAO Aviation English for Commercial Pilots focuses on proficiencies required for both safe RT and crew-member to crew-member communications. As pilots attend each unit of the course our linguistic experts will assess their proficiency across all six ICAO criteria - Pronunciation, Structure, Vocabulary, Fluency, Comprehension, Interaction.
Each unit focuses on routine procedures at one of their destination airports, or non-routine situation of relevance to commercial pilots, eg bird strike, engine failure, equipment failure, fuel planning, volcanic ash, crew time limitation. Each unit includes pair and group work activities to increase pilots' ability to communicate effectively and safely in aviation. The range of activities is very wide but includes:
All learners receive feedback and tailored advice on their language proficiency in each unit.
The course is effective in preparing candidates for all types of ICAO English test, but Aviation English Asia Ltd has thousands of hours experience in preparing candidates for tests at CX/KA, HKA/HKE, Eurocontrol ELPAC, RMIT RELTA, Versant VAET, TEA, ANAC, Latitude CLEAR, ASPEQ, MAS, PEPEC, so much so, that assessors often seek our feedback and guidance before we recommend a candidate for retesting.
In order to enrol on this course candidates must first attend a consultation. After attending a consultation you will receive expert guidance on your current level and difficulties and a recommendation for the duratiion of course you should enrol in, eg 30, 50, 60 or 100 hours.
After completing the recommended number of training hours you will be well prepared for the ICAO test.
Please call us on +852 8179 9295 for further details.
Do you intend to get a Private Pilot Licence (PPL) or take PPL theory exams overseas?
You will also improve your understanding of technical vocabulary and aviation theory so that you will learn faster on the PPL theory course. If you are thinking about taking a PPL theory course and are not sure if you can understand the English vocabulary in the text books, English for PPL Ground School is the best possible preparation.
The aim of this course is to give trainee pilots the opportunity to practice the English skills needed in aviation. You will practice speaking and listening in an authentic aviation context, just as you would if you were in the cockpit.
After the course you will be able to use and understand common aviation terms in:
Please note that this course is designed to give you language skills for flight training and additional AEA courses may be necessary to reach ICAO level 4 or above.
12 units (officially 12 hours) in a convenient weekend workshop format (12 hours total - 4 x 3-hour sessions).
All students must be above the age of 17 years and have basic English proficiency.
One payment of $3000 HKD for 12 hours of small group class tuition. All course fees are payable in advance.
Course fee includes a FREE series of Private Pilot License Manuals.
Aviation English Asia are committed to developing Excellence in Aviation language teaching. We select our teachers very carefully and ensure that they have sufficient technical expertise to teach this course. All teachers are:
To find out more information about the English for PPL Ground School course please complete the Course Enquiry form >>>
You can also read our FAQ which contains lots of details about the English for PPL Ground School course and comparisons to our other ICAO English courses.
Joining an airline's Cadet Pilot Programme is an ideal way to start a career as a pilot. But being successful in each stage of the selection process is not easy. If you are applying for an airline's Cadet Pilot Programme one of the most important things that you should prepare for is the ICAO English test. English proficiency is very important for safety in aviation, not just the test. Many candidates are surprised to find that they lack the English proficiency to perform well in an ICAO test, despite studying overseas in English speaking countries for many years.
Here is the solution: We recommend that you start improving your English with our experienced Aviation English teachers BEFORE you apply.
Aviation English Asia Ltd offer the ICAO Aviation English for Cadet Entry Pilots course to help you achieve both success in gaining a cadetship and maintain safety in the air. This course has been taught in Hong Kong since 2009 and has helped a lot of candidates achieve success in gaining a cadetship. There is no other course provider with AEA's experience, credibility and reputation in Asia.
ICAO Aviation English for Cadet Entry Pilots is suitable for you if you want to apply for an airline's cadet pilot programme and need to improve your English before proceeding with the application. It's more effective, more affordable and more enjoyable than other English courses because it gives you intense practice of key language skills and vocabulary that you need for an aviation career. If you are as passionate about aviation as our teachers you will love this course.
The communication strategies taught by Aviation English Asia are designed to give you intense practice of all the language skills needed for a career as a pilot, not just success in an airline's cadet entry ICAO English test. You will learn unique skills that will give you a massive advantage over other candidates.
The course will help you improve your grammar, vocabulary, pronunciation, comprehension and fluency, 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. Aviation English Asia has an objective too - to help you become proficient at ICAO Level 5 and above. After completing the recommended number of course units you will be well prepared for the ICAO test.
Learning English with us is easy and enjoyable - no other course provider provides the same level of support as Aviation English Asia.
To date 100% of our students who have completed the recommended number of units have passed the ICAO English test and many have continued to success in the management interview and flight grading. 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 400 units in total. Each stage is divided into 10 units. The minimum number of stages is 10 (10 hours). The recommended number of units to go from ICAO level 3 to ICAO level 4 is 200.
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Course fees depend on a number of factors so it is essential to arrange a consultation before starting a course. Typically course fees are at market rate for General and Business English even though our courses require a lot more technical expertise to deliver. Students who also take advantage of additional Weekend Workshops tend to achieve their target level faster.
It is very important that you take a course at the right level with specific focus on the areas which you need to improve. During a consultation we will recommend the best study plan for you, taking into account the time available, your needs and your current level.
If you have taken the ICAO test before, Aviation English Asia can give you an independent assessment of your current level. This is very important as your English ability might have changed since your assessment.
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 read the Frequently Asked Questions section here
or alternatively complete the contact request form to arrange a free consultation.
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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.
ICAO Aviation English, English for Aircraft Maintenance Engineers, Technicians and Mechanics, and English for Flight Attendants are available in Taipei, Tainan and Kaosiung.
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.