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TEA TEST OF ENGLISH FOR AVIATION

TEA Bases: Bari, Brindisi, Capua, Milano-Bresso.

The new law EASA Part FCL 055 states that to be able to fly out of national bound- aries, in addition to the English radiotele- phony communication qualification, it is mandatory to have an English language proficiency at least of “4th level”. These qualifications are subject to periodic expi- ration except of “6th level”. The linguistic evaluation exam takes al- most 25 minutes. Throughout the three sections of the test, the examiner assesses the candidate’s ability based on the follow- ing six ICAO language proficiency require- ments foresee by Annex 1 ICAO and EASA Part FCL 055: pronunciation, structure, vo- cabulary, fluency, comprehension and in- teraction. The candidate is awarded a score of 1 – 6 for each of the six skills. The requisite FCL.055 of the Annex I oof the EU Reg 1178/2011 requires that in order to be able to fly and hold an instru- ment rating , in addition to the English ra- diotelephony communication qualification, it is mandatory to have an English lan- guage proficiency at least of “4th level”. These qualifications are subject to periodic expiration except of “6th level”. The linguistic evaluation exam takes about 25 minutes and it is made of three sec- tions. Throughout the three sections of the

test, the examiner assesses the candi- date’s ability based on the following six ICAO language proficiency requirements foresee by Annex 1 ICAO and EASA Part FCL 055: pronunciation, structure, vocab- ulary, fluency, comprehension and interac- tion. The candidate is awarded a score of 1 – 6 for each of the six skills.

SECTION ONE - Introduction (5-6 minutes)

The candidate is asked a series of ques- tions on common, concrete and work-re- lated topics relating to his/her aviation background.

SECTION TWO - Interactive Comprehension (8-12 minutes)

Part 2A: Candidates listen to aviation-specific recordings of non-routine and emergency sit- uations. Candidates are required to explain what they understand about the situation.

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