Language Proficiency Assessment information

  • Each proficiency licence applicant and holder who is required to use Radiotelephony communication must demonstrate his/her ability to speak and understand the language used in Radiotelephony communication – English language.
  • Minimum level of applicant language proficiency is Level 4 – Operational Level – according to ICAO Rating Scale descriptors.
  • Examination is not only focused on Radiotelephony phraseology – examination requirements relate to clear and comprehensible communication as well.
  • The result of examination is the evaluation of applicant proficiency to use English language in every situation.
Applicant must demonstrate minimum Level 4 in following categories:
  1. Pronunciation
  2. Structure
  3. Vocabulary
  4. Fluency
  5. Comprehension
  6. Interaction
Applicant shall:
  • understand and communicate promptly and effectively in voice-only (telephone/radiotelephone) and in face-to-face situation,
  • clear and accurate communicate on common, concrete and work-related topics,
  • use appropriate communicative strategies to recognize and resolve misunderstandings in general or work-related context,
  • handle successfully and with relative ease the difficult linguistic taks represented by complication or unexpected turn of events in routine work situations or communicative task with which they are otherwise familiar,
  • use dialect or accent which is intelligible to the aviation community.
Those who demonstrate language proficiency below Expert Level (Level 6) should be evaluated at intervals in accordance with an individual´s demonstrated proficiency:
Operational Level (Level 4) – 4 years,
Extended Level (Level 5) – 6 years.