Plain English for Pilots and Enthusiasts

Want to learn English themed in aviation?

An intense English language speaking course themed around aviation focusing on complex grammar, casual and targeted aviation vocabulary, and precision in pronunciation.

Who’s it for?

This course is for pilots (or aviation enthusiasts) who score pre-operational to operational (level 3-4) on the ICAO Language Proficiency Rating Scale or roughly equivalent to an IELTS score of 5.

About the English Course

The EFCI Pilot Plain English is taught on site at the Pitt Meadows airport near the main terminal. The aim of the program is to make student pilots safer in the air by raising their level of plain English skills to the operational or extended levels (ICAO Level 4-5) on the ICAO Language Proficiency Rating Scale. This course does not focus on standard radiotelephony. The focus is on complex grammar structures, internationally recognizable pronunciation, and vocabulary themed in aviation. Students can expect to acquire language through a variety of student centered kinesthetic learning tasks. The end goal is a student who has developed an advanced level of complex grammar use, more accurate pronunciation, and a larger bank of aviation vocabulary on which to draw. Students should expect to develop a greater level of fluency and comprehension skills resulting in increased ability to respond immediately, appropriately, and informatively.

Free Assessment

Come in to ECFI and get a free English language level assessment. Our experienced language instructor will give you an accurate leveling speaking test and help you set English language goals. 

NOTE: You do not need to be a pilot to attend this program. However, you should have an interest in aviation. 

Admission Requirements for English Class

  • Must be 18 years of age

  • Intermediate level of English (ICAO 3-4 or IELTS 5 or equivalent)

    Course Info at a Glance

    • Length: 90 hours

    • Availability: By student demand

    • Time: Day or Night

    • Format: Classroom (in class)

    • ICAO Compliant


      English Course Pricing

      Course Cost (90 hours) $1979
      Administration Fee $250