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CTK ICAO Language Exams

Get your ELP Certificate up to Level 6!

English Language Assessment Body accepted according to the ICAO regulations in force and EASA requirements

 

English Language Assessment Body accepted according to the regulations in force and EASA requirements

About CTK ICAO Language Exams

CTK  has been established in 1997 with the purpose of offering education and travel services. From then on, our company has been successful in satisfying the needs of our customers without compromising flight safety.

From 2018, we have been offering ICAO English Language Proficiency Exams up to Level 6 mainly for professional pilots, but it is not uncommon that private pilot license holders do their exams at CTK.

Due to our unmatched experience in the field of Aviation and English, we are approved by EASA (under the Hungarian Civil Aviation Authority) to issue certificates up to the highest level possible, Level 6.

Our Team is made up of both aviation and language experts, which guarantees the validity of our assessments. 

The highest possible quality is ensured by our immense experience; we are:

  • Airline Pilots (>10000 hours)
    - to know from first hand what you are required to perform in real life.

     

  • Air Traffic Controllers
    - to know what ATC expects

     

  • Flight Instructors (TRI, FI, IRI, SI)
    - to know how to instruct and how to test the candidate

     

  • English Language Teachers (with more than 40 years of teaching experience and PhD in English Language)​​
     

  • Aeronautical Engineers
    - to have high level of technical understanding and effective procedures

 

About the Exam

What is the ICAO ELP?

Why is it so important?

What should I know to get the ELP Certificate?

What are the types of certificates?

English Language Proficiency

ICAO has been focusing more attention to human factors, as mechanical failures feature less prominently in aircraft accidents. Communication is one human element that is receiving renewed attention.
 

Whis is why, EASA also implemented the ICAO examination system in English Language Proficiency (ELP) in order to assess the level of your command of English Language.

Safety

As language is the bedrock of communication, English Language Proficiency is a flight safety issue. From our side, the highest level of flight safety is guaranteed, have a look at our team


ICAO ELP is therefore required to fulfil your duties as a Professional Pilot (Instrument Rating, Airline Transport Pilot License), but it is mandatory for Private Pilot License holders as well if, they want to fly abroad.

Aviation English and Radiotelephony

You must prove that you are able to understand basic radiotelephony and you must be in command of "plain" aviation related English language.

The assessment focuses on the above-mentioned aspects rather than your knowledge of technical or operational aspects.

You will be evaluated on six so-called holistic descriptors:
Pronunciation, Vocabulary, Structure, Fluency, Comprehension and Interaction.

There are 6 levels.

You must achieve at least Level 4 to pass the exam.

Level 5

Extended Level

between B2-C1 common EU frw.

6 years of validity

Level 4

Operational Level

between B1-B2
common EU frw.

4 years of Validity

Level 6

Expert Level

close to C2 common EU frw.

valid for a lifetime

How does an ELP Exam look like?

The ELP Test is an oral examination

It must be emphasized that the ELP exam is an oral examination, no writing, nor translation is required.


The exam at CTK has the following structure:

PART I: Personal Interview (10 min.)


This part is basically an aviation related personal interview. The Interlocutor will ask basic career related questions.

PART II: Audio Comprehension (15 min.)


In this part of the assessment, your listening and comprehension skills are tested. You will hear 4 aviation related audios.

PART III: Picture Description (10 min.)


In the last phase, you are required to elaborate on a topic presented on an aviation related photograph.

What do I need to take with me?

Have your ID/Passport, License (if applicable) on you.

The examination fee is 100 EUR (incl. VAT)

About the Exam

What is the ICAO ELP?

Why is it so important?

What should I know to get the ELP Certificate?

What are the types of certificates?

English Language Proficiency

 

While mechanical failures have become less and less prominent in aircraft accidents, ICAO has been paying an increasing attention to the human factors of aviation, such as communication.

 

Communication being one of the most important human elements has hence received a renewed attention and so a standardized examinations system, the so-called English Language Proficiency (ELP) has been created by the ICAO.

 

The main goal of ELP is to assess the level of your command of English Language in a standardized structure.

Safety

As language is the bedrock of communication, English Language Proficiency is a flight safety issue. From our side, the highest level of flight safety is guaranteed, have a look at our team


ICAO ELP is therefore required to fulfil your duties as a Professional Pilot (Instrument Rating, Airline Transport Pilot License), but it is mandatory for Private Pilot License holders as well, if they want to fly abroad.

Aviation English and Radiotelephony

You must prove that you are able to understand basic radiotelephony and you must be in command of "plain" aviation related English language.

The assessment focuses on the above-mentioned aspects rather than your knowledge of technical or operational aspects.

You will be evaluated on six so-called holistic descriptors:
Pronunciation, Vocabulary, Structure, Fluency, Comprehension and Interaction.

There are 6 levels.

You must achieve at least Level 4 to pass the exam.

Level 5

Extended Level

between B2-C1 common EU frw.

6 years of validity

Level 4

Operational Level

between B1-B2
common EU frw.

4 years of Validity

Level 6

Expert Level

close to C2 common EU frw.

valid for a lifetime

How does an ELP Exam look like?

The ELP Test is an oral examination

It must be emphasized that the ELP exam is an oral examination, i.e. there will be no writing, nor translation.


The exam at CTK has the following structure:

PART I: Personal Interview (10 min.)


This part is basically an aviation related personal interview. The Interlocutor will ask basic career related questions.

PART II: Audio Comprehension (15 min.)


In this part of the assessment, your listening and comprehension skills are tested. You will hear 4 aviation related audios including an ATIS report and an aviation related story.

PART III: Picture Description (10 min.)


In the last phase, you are required to elaborate on a topic presented on an aviation related photograph.

What do I need to take with me?

Have your ID/Passport, License (if applicable) on you.

How much does the exam cost?

The examination fee is 110 EUR.
For student pilots:           100 EUR.

How can I prepare?

Practice!

Brush up your English knowledge by reviewing the necessary vocabulary, improve your grammar skills and last but not least learn and listen to radiotelephony transmissions!

How can I apply?

Follow the steps:

  • STEP 1: Fill in the application form for here or get in touch with us, either in person (call us), via e-mail!

  • STEP 2: An appointment with one of our interlocutors will be arranged closest to your requested date and time.

  • STEP 3: Exam.

  • STEP 4: Your ELP Certificate is issued in maximum 5 days.

Where can I take the exams?

Our test locations are:

  • Nyíregyháza, Hungary: Nyíregyháza Airport, Tréner premises

  • Budapest, Hungary: Budapest, Üllői út 200.
    AEROK premises

 

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0036 70 3248560

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