The aim of this course:

All pilots operating on international routes and all air traffic controllers who communicate with foreign pilots will need to have their English language proficiency formally assessed.
The ICAO language proficiency requirement requires that pilots and air traffic controllers be able to communicate proficiently using both ICAO phraseology and plain English.
The minimum language level for licensing purposes is ICAO Level 4.

To be assessed at ICAO Level 4 or above, a pilot must achieve Level 4 in all six of the ICAO skill areas:
  • Pronunciation
  • Structure
  • Vocabulary
  • Fluency
  • Comprehension
  • Interactions