Aviation English as a Second Language ESL - ICAO Levels II & III

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Achieve the level required for ICAO Level II and III online.

40 hours of online lessons including our unique speech recognition software

The Overview

Aviation ESL - Learn Aviation English The Smart Way

Take your 'Pre-Elementary' English Skills to the next level. This interactive self-study course tailored for Aviation Career. It is recommended as the FIRST aviation course if you just started learning to communicate in English.

Our English Courses are used by airlines, including EVA Air, and have been developed in conjunction with EVA Flight Training Academy.

Online Course with Speech Recognition - automatic evaluation of your speech and pronunciation.

  • Preparatory course for aviation careers
  • Improve your listening, speaking and reading ability
  • More than 200 aviation specific phrases
  • Achieve the level required for ICAO Level II and III
  • Improve pronunciation - automatic evaluation of your voice
  • Communicate more confidently in aviation situations
  • Practise real examples of small talk in aviation
  • Learn in your own time, 40 hrs of online lessons
  • Comprehensive listening and speaking practice
  • Prepare anytime, at any location, on any device
  • Individual progress tracking

Course Outline



Listen to a variety of Aviation Terms in the proper context

Listening to Aviation English


Participate in speaking exercises

Speaking in English


Comprehend Aviation information



Learn aviation-specific words and terms

Aviation Specific Vocabulary

Course Content 


  • Aviation Alphabets
  • Zulu Time
  • Describing Weather
  • Airport Announcements
  • Preflight Briefings
  • Safety Briefings
  • Captain's Announcements
  • Small Talk
  • Aviation Vocabulary
  • Cockpit and Instrumentation
  • Cabin Vocabulary
  • Airport Terminology

ICAO Requirements

English is the international language of aviation.

Clear communication in English is critical to aviation safety. The current ICAO English language requirements came about as a result of a study showing that 75% of all aviation incidents and accidents worldwide included a language-related element: either a misunderstanding between the controller and a pilot or between two pilots.

Level 6 Expert
Level 5 Extended
Level 4 Operational
Level 3 Pre-operational
Level 2 Elementary
Level 1 Pre-elementary

This course has been designed to meet the standards of ICAO Level II 'Elementary' and Level III 'Pre-Operational'. Using a variety of interactive activities to improve vocabulary, structure, pronunciation, fluency, comprehension and interaction.


Your overall grade will determine what level of ICAO certificate will be issued to you.

  • If your score is above 89.5%, you will receive ICAO Level III Certificate.
  • If your score is above 79.5%, you will receive ICAO Level II Certificate.
  • Otherwise, you will have the opportunity to repeat the course (up to 3 attempts) 


Once you book the course online on our website, you will receive your login within 24 hours and access to the course for 90 days.

The course login will be sent by our partners Sky Aviation Academy, who will provide online technical and instructor support.

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