English for Aviation: ICAO Level 4 preparation in the USA
USA: Fort Lauderdale or Boston
ICAO Level 4 proficiency is a requirement for commercial and private airline pilots, including helicopter pilots who fly internationally; Air Traffic Control Officers (ATCOs) and assistants; anyone using air-ground voice communications for international air operations.
LAL Language Centres in the USA offers a 10 week preparation course for the ICAO Level 4 Exam. It includes 20 lessons per week (15 hours) and has a minimum level required of B1 Intermediate. The course is available to students with a Tourist Visa (B1/B2), Visa Waiver or F-1 Student Visa (with additional hours). Students take the exam on-site at the end of the programme.
The aim of this course is to improve students’ communicative competence with particular reference to the six ICAO language proficiency descriptors: pronunciation, structure, fluency, vocabulary, comprehension and interaction. Students will develop their listening skills with authentic recordings, learn to use the functional language and vocabulary required in both standard and non-standard aviation situations, improve their communication, including pronunciation, in voice-only (telephone and radiotelephone R/T) situations, and focus on core professional skills.