Anglo-Continental Owl Aviation English Division
Over 40 Years of Aviation English Training

Aviation Prospectus

 

 

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Professional Training Prospectus 2014

 

Anglo-Continental is an accredited English language teaching organisation, founded in 1950.  We have been teaching English for Aviation - particularly for Pilots and Air Traffic Controllers - since 1971. Since the introduction of the ICAO language proficiency requirements, we have also developed a range of courses specifically designed to assist aviation organisations and individuals in achieving the mandatory ICAO Level 4 (Operational).

Aviation English Courses available at Anglo-Continental

Introduction to Aviation English Programme

English for Pilots and Air Traffic Controllers - ICAO Course 291

Teaching Methodology for Teachers of Aviation English

Language Awareness Development Course

Professional Training Course for Raters

Special Aviation Programmes

Test of English for Aviation Personnel (TEAP)

Anglo-Continental also offers a Test of English for Aviation Personnel (TEAP) which is widely used to assess the language competence of pilots and air traffic controllers in accordance with the ICAO Language Proficiency Rating Scale. Aviation personnel and/or their sponsors are then able to determine a training programme with more confidence. Click here for further details.

Study Travel Magazine: High-Flying English Article

Anglo-Continental has been featured in Study Travel Magazine in the spotlight article, "High-Flying English"! You can read the article at the following link:  http://www.hothousemedia.com/

 

 

 

Anglo-Continental delivers a speech at the Istanbul Flight Training Exhibition September 2013

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Anglo-Continental's Head of Professional Training, Mr Jon Underwood, delivered a speech on "Professionalism in Aviation Language Training" at the Istanbul Flight Training Exhibition in September, promoting the adoption and use of best practices for both aviation English training providers and teachers of aviation English.

ICAO Language Proficiency Standards

The International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) grades English Language performance on a scale of 1 to 6:

Level 1

Pre-elementary

Level 4

Operational

Level 2

Elementary

Level 5

Extended

Level 3

Pre-Operational

Level 6

Expert


In order to conform with ICAO Language Proficiency requirements, Pilots, Air Traffic Controllers and all others who use English in R/T communication on international routes must be at ICAO English Language Level 4 (Operational) or above.  This must be confirmed by successful completion of an airline industry approved test.

Those who are assessed at ICAO Level 4 must be re-tested every three years. Those who fail may not be licensed to operate on international routes.

ICAO Language Proficiency requirements
Appendix A (Annex 1) of ICAO Doc 9835, which sets out the language proficiency requirements, states that pilots, air traffic controllers and aeronautical station operators shall demonstrate the ability to speak and understand the language used for radiotelephony communications to the level specified in the Appendix. The six descriptors:
Pronunciation
Structure
Vocabulary
Fluency
Comprehension
Interaction

All six descriptors must be met at any given level for a candidate to be rated as having attained that level.

Click here to view the ICAO Language Proficiency Rating Scale.