Following the outlined requirements by ICAO English Level 4 Doc 9835-AN/453 we offer two different syllabi, aspiring student pilot or career airline pilot. Both courses follow an objective driven outline but cover different levels of aviation knowledge based off of student’s aviation experience and current level of general English. Take our FREE ICAO English evaluation to get started!
- Interactive listening comprehension exercises which also elicit oral responses from learners
- Information exchange and role-play activities;
- Practice of vocabulary and grammar (structure) through oral use rather than reading and writing exercises
- Using graphic (scopes, instrument panels and charts) and numerical data (tables and displays) to elicit speech production to mirror pilots’ and controllers’ working environments and situation management
- Problem resolution activities to develop interactivity and fluency skills.
Our students will receive 90+ hours of integrated general English and aviation ICAO English Level 4 study. This course was designed for students that will be starting their flight training in the near future and want to practice listening and interacting with native American English speakers. The Self Study Online Course is an excellent introduction of aviation basics for students beginning their Private Pilot. For career airline pilots please contact us directly for classroom options.
How many hours of training should I complete according to ICAO English Level 4?
ICAO English Level 4 Doc 9835-AN/453: Section 1.3.10 Training Duration…” There is a growing awareness of both the considerable time required for significant progress to be made by any given language learner and also the considerable differences in the rates at which different people learn language. There is a consensus in current academic research that approximately 200 hours is required for a learner to make significant progress, e.g. to move from an mid-to-upper ICAO English Level 3 to an Operational ICAO English Level 4. Moreover, for many individuals, considerably more time may be required – possibly as much as 400 hours – to make the same progress. The practical repercussions of these facts in terms of direct financial investment and the cost of personnel being withdrawn from service represent substantial challenges for an industry already under pressure in other areas: e.g. fuel costs, competition, environmental concerns, and security. 8 ICAO English Circular 323-AN/185 Given this changing environment, airlines and air navigation service providers are seeking training solutions that will balance effectiveness (achieving ICAO English Level 4 Operational Level).”
Complete ICAO Aviation English Requirements Download: ICAO Doc 9835-AN/453