ICAO Circular 323: Guidelines for Aviation English Training Programmes

This document was co-written by ICAEA and ICAO to provide guidance on best practices in aviation English language training. It covers topics such as:

  • training approaches, models & materials,
  • curriculum design,
  • needs analysis & progress monitoring,
  • trainer profiles, qualifications and teacher training,
  • measures to help ensure training efficiency and cost-effectiveness,
  • Checklists to assist the aviation community select training providers.

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ICAO Rated Speech Samples Training Aid (RSSTA)

This free resource of graded audio samples was developed by ICAEA for ICAO. It is designed for pilots, ATCOs, and testing & training service personnel, to help promote:

  • understanding of ICAO LPR Levels 1 to 6,
  • inter- and intra-rater standardisation,
  • harmonisation of rating standards between test service providers.

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ICAEA Member Activities

ICAEA Members around the world are working on national and regional projects to further aviation safety through enhanced proficiency in English. Members are working with airlines, ANSPs, FTOs, aviation universities, colleges, national regulatory authorities and international bodies to implement ICAO’s Language Proficiency Requirements (LPRs) and associated best practices in:

  • language training,
  • testing for licencing and selection purposes,
  • teacher professional development,
  • examiner and rater training and standardisation.


Members are developing and delivering specialist training programmes and materials for a wide range of aviation professionals including:

  • pilots,
  • ATCOs,
  • cabin crew,
  • maintenance personnel,
  • AIS personnel,
  • ground handling personnel,
  • trainees preparing to enter the above professions.