Strive for Excellence. Not for perfection.

Some important basics first: none of us will be able to pass an exam in a foreign language without a single mistake. Even at ICAO Level 6, this is not a prerequisite. It's more a matter of being confident and fluent in the use of the language in order to be able to communicate efficiently with ATC even in difficult situations. And to make your exam turn out as successful as possible, we put together some helpful information for you:

The first part of the ICAO language proficiency test contains of several questions, that will be played to you from a pre-recorded audio file (see below). The second part of the test comprises the "interview". We can literally talk about anything you would like to talk about. It's not about content, it's about consistently controlling both basic and complex grammatical structures and sentence patterns. What did you have for breakfast today? Where have you been on vacation? What is your favourite sport? Please consider carefully, if you want to leave the sphere of aviation related topics or if you find it easier to stick to planes and flying: Tell us about your aviation career! Which airplane is your favourite type? What has been the most challenging situation for you as pilot of an aircraft? Have you ever experienced a real emergency? You should mentally prepare the interview thoroughly and have the perfect topic and vocabulary ready to use.

Preparation Booklet

The second part of the test comprises the "open interview". We can literally talk about anything you would like to talk about. It's not about content, it's about consistently controlling both basic and complex grammatical structures and sentence patterns. What did you have for breakfast today? Where have you been on vacation? What is your favourite sport? Please consider carefully, if you want to leave the sphere of aviation related topics or if you find it easier to stick to planes and flying: tell us about your aviation career! Which airplane is your favourite type? What has been the most challenging situation for you as pilot of an aircraft? Have you ever experienced a real emergency? You should mentally prepare the interview thoroughly and have the perfect topic and vocabulary ready to use.

 Please have a look at some typical questions as they may appear during the ICAO language proficiency test:

We finally recommend to play around a bit with google by searching for mistakes that are typically done when translating from your mother tongue to English. There is plenty of useful information out there, especially about correctly using future, present and past tense, prepositions and adjectives. Especially if your skills are exactly between two levels, these little things could tip the scales and bring you the decisive step forward.

We are looking forward to seeing you online and wish you all the best for the ICAO language proficiency test!