Aviation English Asia classes have a sensible, and realistic class length that is proven to help learners achieve their goal. Our classes are designed to be frequent and often, so you get plenty of practice and your level doesn't drop between classes. Of course, for learners who are at a very high level already this doesn't matter so much, but for most learners in Hong Kong class length is a very important factor.
Realistically, most learners between ICAO level 3 and ICAO level 5 are not going to benefit much after 2 hours. We have found that 90-120 minutes is the optimum time for learning efficiency, especially if you have a day job.
Some of our students who are airline pilots actually attend very intensive courses during daytime, studying up to 6 hours per day. But their needs are different and we frequently change the type of activities so they don't get too tired.
WARNING: Avoid crash courses!
Hong Kong, much like Taiwan and Thailand is affected by a phenomenon known as bu xi bans. This translates from mandarin as "cram school". It's basically where a school is set up trying to help candidates cram for exams. They offer "crash courses". They copy each other, compete on price and employ backpacking English teachers, usually without a teaching certificate. The result is students who can barely improve their english but have mediocre exam scores. They focus on the test but not on building genuine language proficiency.
We have seen a few schools trying to copy our class format recently - even copying names like "unit" and "workshop" and large parts of the text on our website, but they make a fatal mistake - they try to cram information into 4 hour classes. Some of them even try to copy our company name. This is proof that they are scam organisations. They certainly have no experience in language teaching, and they are just interested in getting your money.
Aviation English Asia Ltd is the only reputable provider of Aviation English is Hong Kong. We have offered full time courses in Hong Kong since 2009. We are also a founder member of the Aviation English Organisation.