English For Aviation

IH Cape Town, the industry leader in language courses, is offering an exciting course entitled English for Aviation. This course covers a range of subjects associated with flying and the Aviation Industry.

How Good Is Your English?

On a scale of ZERO to HUNDRED, how well would you score?

proficiency 40%

This course is for

Anyone working in the aviation  industry – from Pilots and Air Traffic Controllers, Ground Staff, Emergency Services or Administrators who want to improve their English ability.

Course Costs

2 – 4 Weeks: $332 per week

5 – 11 Weeks: $316 per week

Lessons Per Week

20 Group Lessons

10 English for Aviation private lessons


Minimum 2 weeks

Course starts every Monday/on request

Included In The Course Fee

  • Tuition fees
  • Placement test
  • All course materials
  • End-of-course certificate
  • Access to free online English courses through Net Languages and IH World
  • Important: *Prices exclude ICAO Test fees of $80


The minimum language level for licensing purposes is ICAO Level 4. To be assessed at ICAO Level 4 or above, a pilot or air traffic controller must achieve Level 4 in all six of the ICAO skill areas: These include pronunciation, structure, vocabulary, fluency and comprehension.

ICAO Level 4

This is the most basic level of language proficiency which allows you to fly in all countries of the world. Currently, there is no type of airspace, operation or aircraft that would require a higher level. 

ICAO Level 5

Most of the non-native English speakers simply don’t qualify for a level 6. If you still want to show the aeronautical community that your English skills are better than the lowest level, you should aim at level 5.

ICAO Level 6

This is the ‘expert level.” Persons who demonstrate competency at this level are not required to renew their language proficiency endorsement. At this level, your English is (nearly) perfect.