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English for Aviation

Who is it for?

This course is designed to improve the Standard English required by pilots, air traffic controllers (ATC’s) and other personnel in the aviation Industry.

The International Aviation Organization (ICAO), a United Nations Specialized Agency, has establish 6 levels of proficiency and all pilots and ATC’s must achieve a level 3 or higher certification.

Our English for Aviation course is designed and delivered by an experienced aviation examiner. In line with the regulations set by the ICAO, the skills that will be focused on will include Pronunciation, Fluency, Vocabulary, Comprehension, Interactions and Structure.


Lessons/week 30 lessons (20 lessons General English + 10 lessons English for Aviation)
Starting dates Every 4 weeks
Group size Mini group (maximum 10 students during General English
and 6 during English for Aviation)
Course duration 4 - 8 weeks
Levels Intermediate (B1) to Advanced (C1)
Minimum age 19 years
Availability City Centre only

Price List

Compare our prices with others, but keep in mind that our lessons take 50 minutes each and that our classes are intensive, with a maximum of 10 students in a class.


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Course details

Cape Town’s Good Hope Studies (GHS) has the language teaching experience and expertise to make your dream come true. Together we will concentrate on your

  • Pronunciation, clarity of speech and vocabulary.
  • The structure of the language.
  • Fluency in the use of English.
  • Comprehension.
  • Clear verbal communication between pilots, ATC’s and other aviation personnel.
  • Most importantly, the ability to hear and understand accents and delivery speeds.

The course will be designed around your needs and will include:

  • Reading and comprehension exercises.
  • Speaking exercises & presentation skills, concentrating on aviation topics.
  • Aircraft architecture.
  • Describing weather patterns.
  • WO5SC and describing these factors.
  • Crash site reporting.
  • Ground-to-air listening exercises.
  • Describing emergency situations.
  • General conversation concentrating on aviation topics.

Underlying the curriculum, emphasis will be placed on fluency, pronunciation and listening and written comprehension.

All course material will be supplied.
At the end of the course, GHS will assess each candidate on the various elements included in the curriculum.  


To find out which level is the most suitable for you, complete the online Placement Test.