English Language Proficiency Rating

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English Language Proficiency Rating

We offer an English Language Proficiency Rating to local or international students.

English Language Proficiency Rating – SACAA Requirements

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

How the ICAO Rating Works

Level Validity
Level 6: Expert No Retest Required
Level 5: Extended 6 Years
Level 4: Operational 3 Years
Level 3: Pre-Operational N/A
Level 2: Elementary N/A
Level 1: Re-Elementary N/A

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