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UPDATED 22nd May 2022

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, please take note of the following arrangements.

English courses for aviation professionals 

Face-to-face classes for commercial pilots / ATCOs are now being conducted in our Learning Centres albeit with restrictions on numbers following the HKSAR government guidelines.  Online support will be provided to airline students subjected to quarantine requirements.

Courses for aviation professionals eg ICAO Aviation English for Commercial Pilots / ATCOs, English for Aircraft Maintenance Engineers and Technicians and English for Airport staff will continue but online classes are available

AEROSTAF testing for airline clients will continue on an appointment basis.

English for general and academic purposes

Airline / airport staff considering a career change or further academic study may consider our IELTS course.  Aviation English Asia Ltd teachers have delivered this course since 2006 mostly for learners attending flight training overseas, but other learners have attended this course for specific language practice. These classes can be scheduled online or face to face depending on HKSAR government restrictions.

English courses for aviation pre-professionals

In view of the resumption of airline cadet programmes, and the massive demand for pilots, classes for Cadet Entry Pilots are now resumed.  We also intend to resume the Basic Aeronautical Knowledge Certificate Programme in Spring 2022, which will be supplemented with relevant English language training to prepare candidates for flight training. Opportunities for flight training will be provided only when the pandemic subsides.

Train to become an accredited Aviation English Teacher / Rater

Aviation English Teacher and Aviation English Rater courses are now being offered to airline and airport language departments.  Please note HKSAR quarantine requirements of 7 days mandatory quarantine if you are attending in Hong Kong.  Unfortunately video conferencing technology is not suitable to facilitate the practical modules of the courses.  Therefore it will take longer for candidates to achieve the standards required for the Aviation English Organisation license.

Student health

Students should not attend classes if they develop fever or any respiratory symptoms.

As health and safety of the aviation community is paramount, students are required to wear a mask, conduct a temperature check and maintain good personal hygiene and proper social distancing. Class size will be limited to meet HKSAR government requirements.

Those who fail to comply with the stated Hygiene Requirements will not be allowed to attend in-person class / examination.

Thank you for your attention and cooperation in this matter. #TogetherWeFightTheVirus

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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