ICAO English Language Proficiency test

The Test of English for Aeuronautical Communication (TEAC) is a plain English for Aviation language testing system designed to assess the English language proficiency (ELP) of aviation personnel for ICAO Language Proficiency Requirements compliance.


TEAC is:

A human interaction test between one candidate and one examiner. It takes approximately 30 minutes. 

Test tasks are focussed as much as possible on contexts relevant to a candidate’s aviation role and experience. It is not a test of operational knowledge, but operational contexts and technical references are used to make sure that the ELP being assessed is appropriate.

Tests are produced with aviation professional input, and performances are assessed by 1 aviation professional and 1 language expert. The TEAC complies in all respects with the Test Service Provider requirements contained in ICAO Document 9835 ‘Manual on the implementation of the ICAO Language Proficiency Requirements’ (ICAO 9835), and EASA Part FCL.055 and related, published AMCs 1, 2 and 3.

The TEAC is produced, administered and managed by Lenguax which is both a UK CAA-approved ELP Testing Organisation and an approved EASA Language Assessment Body.

Read more about TEAC and listen to a sample test at www.lenguax.com/teac/

Our ELP test partner, Lenguax, are producing a self-access test resource for ELP candidates with multiple choice answers to questions about English usage in aviation scenarios. There’s a large listening comprehension section. You might find useful this additional training and try it (for free) before you do your TEAC test. Here is the link: https://www.lenguax.com/blc/story_html5.html?c=na

Book your test here.


Pricing for TEAC at The London Exam Centre

TEAC for UK CAA Approval:                                                                 £150

TEAC for EASA Member State Approval:                                           £185

TEAC for Your National Aviation Authority Approval:                     £150

A PDF e-certificate is produced for every test, but candidates can pay for a quicker service:

  • Express service (certificate processing guaranteed within 5 working days)             £25
  • Express Plus service (processing is guaranteed withing 3 working days)                 £50
  • Paper certificates (couriered within 10 working days to the TEAC Centre)              £50

If you are happy with your test result, additional e-certificates produced under an alternative Lenguax approval (UKCAA/EASA) can be ordered for a fee of £75.


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