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ICAO Aviation English for Air Traffic Control Officers
Achieve ICAO level 4 or above in this 10-100 hour course.
Improve your listening comprehension
Comprehension of pilots from different parts of the World
Improve your pronunciation
Unique exercises to develop rapid improvement in intelligibility.
Improve your vocabulary
Learn relevant core technical and aviation-related vocabulary.
Prepare for an ICAO Language Proficiency Assessment
Develop genuine language proficiency to surpass the standards of ICAO document 9835.

This week's classes for ATCOs in Hong Kong

This week's Supplementary Classes for ATCO in Hong Kong

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Introductory ICAO Aviation English course for Student ATCOs

This three day course is designed for new-hire Student ATCOs and recent university graduates who are interested in a career in Air Traffic Control.

A three day course can not possibly include all of the English language training required for air traffic controllers and pilots to perform in the operational environment.  However this short course can give an overview of the ICAO Language Proficiency Requirements and the ongoing training required to achieve ICAO level 4 or above.

The course provides participants with practical training in

  1. Radiotelephony - transmission of numbers, time, callsigns 
  2. Standard phraseology
  3. Vocabulary for routine and non-routine situations
  4. Listening comprehension of pilot/controller transmissions
  5. Roleplay activities

The course also provides information regarding the ICAO Language Proficiency Requirements, rating scale, AEROSTAF ATCO Language Proficiency Test and expert guidance on current level and how to improve.  It also gives applicants a thorough understanding of the preparation needed for a career in Air Traffic Control.

The course is developed/conducted by both a senior Air Traffic Control Officer (Subject Matter Expert) and a highly experienced Aviation English Teacher / Test Developer / Author.

Course fee: 4600 HKD

Training venue: Aviation English Asia Ltd, or airport/civil aviation authority premises in Asia.

Need a longer course to achieve your target ICAO English level?

Courses for ATCOs with a duration of 30-100 hours are offered 0900-2130, 7 days per week in HKG


MATF Reimbursable

This course is pre-approved by the HKSAR Government's Maritime and Aviation Training Fund (MATF) as reimbursable. If you are an airline or airport employee you may be eligible to reimburse course fees up to $18,000 HKD.
  • 30 Units
  • 30 Hours
  • $9600 HKD
  • 30 hour course suitable for ATCOs. Classes scheduled Monday to Friday 0900-2100.
  • MATF Reimbursable
  • Claim back $7680 HKD
  • Pay $1920 HKD yourself
  • 50 Units
  • 50 Hours
  • $15,000 HKD
  • 50 hour course suitable for ATCOs. Classes scheduled Monday to Friday 0900-2100.
  • MATF Reimbursable
  • Claim back $12,000 HKD
  • Pay $3000 HKD yourself
  • 100 Units
  • 100 Hours
  • $28,000 HKD
  • 100 hour course suitable for ATCOs. Classes scheduled Monday to Friday 0900-2100.
  • MATF Reimbursable
  • Claim back 18,000 HKD
  • Pay $10,000 HKD yourself

Contact us today

+852 81799295

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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