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How to prepare for ICAO English Exam with CaptainPilot Training Model

Updated: Jan 11

CaptainPilot's Aviation English courses significantly accelerate English proficiency gains in an aviation context, with the primary goal of improving airline safety. Aviation English for Pilots and Aviation English for Controllers focus on key language concepts, vocabulary, and phraseology necessary to improve airline safety, both on the ground and in the air. Aviation English for Pilots and Aviation English for Controllers have units, built around a core language syllabus designed to develop listening and speaking fluency. The aviation focus is on communication examples from pilot to controller and from pilot to pilot. Dialogs and examples include exchanges provided by real flights, industry associations, public transcripts, and original materials written to specification by experts to illustrate key points. CaptainPilot LMS provide interactive listening and speaking practice. Courses are built around situational language syllabus that explores routine, non-routine and emergency situations, and common causes of miscommunication.


Determine your level with the completely free CaptainPilot's Proficiency Test based on the ICAO LPR scale. Then start working from the CaptainPilot training packages at the level you think is suitable for you. If you think you need help with this, you can contact CaptainPilot.


Our interactive courseware and study methods help learners develop real communication skills. İntense, individual practice activities measurably improve students fluency and pronunciation. The automaticity o language production gained by users enables communication even in high-pessure situations. When brain and muscle memory are trained together to listen and speak without the need to ''think it through'' effective communication can be maintained in high-workload situations, protectin the safety envelope and assuring operational and service standards.

Pre-Flight : ATIS, weather issues, clearance delivery, walkaround, pushback, taxi, CRM, delays, on-ground emergencies Departure and Take-off : Airport navigation, take-off, departure trafc, wind shear, wake turbulence, bird strikes, engine fire In-Flight : Enroute traffic, TCAS, location reports, route & level changes, CAT, medical emergencies, re, pressurization Approach : Separation & flow control, weather, mechanical problems, approach vectoring, ILS, missed approaches Taxi & Post-Flight : Inbound taxi, conrming & verifying, unfamiliar airports, gate delays, post-ight checklists, passenger issues Case Studies : Accounts and discussion of real and fictionalized incidents caused by communication issues


This course contains a carefully sequenced selection of training materials, giving progressive, systematic practice in radiotelephony phraseology for pilots and air traffic controllers. The exercises are designed primarily to teach operational fluency in the ROUTINE phraseology for IFR flights. Unlike routine phraseology, the language of NON-ROUTINE situations is not highly predictable. However, practice is also provided for a selection of non-routine situations, plus additional vocabulary work.

This course is suitable for pilots or pilot trainees who wish to learn, or revise, the language used for radiotelephony communications. It is particularly suitable for people working at home or in a learning resources centre. All the exercises are self-correcting.