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Aviation English Online Tutorials
Achieve ICAO level 4 or above with our Online Tutorials
Improve your listening comprehension
Comprehension of a wide range of accents
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.

Online training to prepare for an ICAO English test

Do you want to improve your Aviation English to prepare for an ICAO English test? Do you want to be more familiar with different accents?  Do you want to communicate more effectively with other crew members during flight operations?  Not able to attend a live classroom-based course with us in Hong Kong?

Aviation English Asia Ltd offers ICAO Aviation English for Commercial Pilots / ICAO Aviation English for Air Traffic Control Officers as Online Tutorials via Skype, Zoom, FaceTime and WeChat.  

Features and benefits

ICAO Aviation English Online Tutorials build effective communication strategies for flight operations, which ultimately gives pilots and ATCOS the language skills needed to perform well in an ICAO English test.  Training with Aviation English Asia Ltd will give you:

  • Appropriate professional training that facilitates practice of standard phraseology in routine situations
  • Unique emphasis on practice of communicative functions so pilots and ATCOs can effectively manage both routine and non-routine situations 
  • Develop skills in each of the six ICAO language criteria - vocabulary, pronunciation, structure, comprehension, fluency, interactions
  • Interesting topics directly related to flight safety
  • Flexible schedule to meet your needs
  • Course designed by highly qualified language experts in collaboration with aviation Subject Matter Experts
  • Course conforms to the AEROSTA Framework developed by the Aviation English Organisation
  • Understand the advantages and limitations of ICAO test types
  • Learner can receive feedback on each activity
  • Course content is aviation focused - not just chat

All classes are with experienced native English teachers (registered with the Aviation English Organisation) who work one-on-one with you to improve your English. Classes can be customized for your particular airline or ICAO English test.

Course description

Full course descriptions are available here 

ICAO Aviation English for Commercial Pilots

ICAO Aviation English for ATCOs

Each unit gives you practice of the following skills:

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

Designed to facilitate clear communication

Classes are built on the AEROSTA Framework, created to ensure that each class has relevant learning objectives and meaningful practice of language skills.  This is your guarantee that you will have meaningful practice of language skills relevant to a flying career.

Unit  Topics/Themes Structures          Communicative
  High frequency vocabulary relevant to a particular topic  Basic and complex structures, standard phraseology Managing a dialogue


Course content

Each unit focuses on routine procedures at airports, or non-routine situation of relevance to commercial pilots / ATCOs, eg bird strike, engine failure, equipment failure, fuel planning, volcanic ash, crew time limitation.  

Authentic activities

Many of the classroom activities can be replicated in an online format.  The range of activities is very wide but includes:

  • Picture description
  • Pronunciation practice
  • Grammar drills and practice of relevant structures
  • Listening comprehension of plain English in an aviation context, eg weather briefing, news report, personal experiences, interview, group discussion.
  • Listening comprehension of pilot/controller dialogues in routine and non-routine situations.
  • Role play of pilot-controller / pilot-crewmember communications using both ICAO standard phraseology and plain English
  • Discussion of topics affecting flight safety

All learners receive feedback and tailored advice on their language proficiency in each unit.


Each 55 minute tutorial costs $55 USD (420 HKD)

Purchase 10 x 55 minute tutorials for 450 USD 


skype aviation english classes 

Are there any online classes available?

Are there any online classes available?

During the pandemic learners who are not able to attend a classroom-based class can choose to attend an online tutorial instead.

Flexible schedule

Book as many classes as you need

Online class

Classes can be delivered using web conferencing software such as Skype or Zoom.

Credit Cards accepted

Payment can be made using credit card (additional charge may apply)

Paypal accepted

Payment can be made using Paypal (additional charge may apply)

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.
  • 1 Tutorial
  • 1 Hour
  • $55 USD
  • 1 hour online tutorial suitable for airline pilots and Air Traffic Control Officers. Classes scheduled to fit into your roster.
  • One to one class
  • Flexible schedule
  • No further commitment
  • 10 Tutorials
  • 10 Hours
  • $450 USD
  • 10 hour private class suitable for airline pilots and Air Traffic Control Officers. Classes scheduled to fit in to your roster.
  • One to one classes
  • Flexible schedule
  • Save $100 USD
  • 30 Units
  • 30 Hours
  • $9,600 HKD ($1236 USD)
  • 30 hour course suitable for airline pilots and Air Traffic Control Officers. Choice of small group classroom-based or online classes.
  • 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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