English Language Proficiency Course
The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) has introduced language proficiency requirements for air traffic controllers and pilots with the objective to improve the level of language proficiency globally and reduce the frequency of communication errors. Historically, insufficient English language proficiency on the part of the flight crew or the controller has contributed to a number of accidents and serious incidents. The ICAO Language Proficiency requirements are applicable to both native and non- native English speakers.
The proficiency scale ranges from Level 1 to Level 6, with guidelines published for: