• 1 Hour Proficiency Test

English Language Proficiency Test

Durban | Mossel Bay

SACAA Requirements

English Language Proficiency Rating

All pilots must be able to understand and use the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) phraseology as well as international commonly practiced English. This test evaluates and assesses the following skills:

  • Pronunciation
  • Structure
  • Vocabulary
  • Fluency
  • Comprehension
  • Interactions

The testing is conducted externally by a language expert and a subject matter expert.

There generally isn’t any ground school for this rating. If a candidate scores less than a level 4 they would they be required to complete an English Language Proficiency Course.

How the ICAO Rating Works

LevelValidity
Level 6: ExpertNo Retest Required
Level 5: Extended6 Years
Level 4: Operational3 Years
Level 3: Pre-OperationalN/A
Level 2: ElementaryN/A
Level 1: Re-ElementaryN/A

*ICAO level 3 or below indicates that you cannot fulfil the Aviation English Language Proficiency requirements, so you would need additional English language training before being reassessed.

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