Test of English
For Aviation
(TEA)

Further your aviation career at BSC


The Test of English for Aviation (TEA) is an assessment for civilian and military aviation personnel, who have to meet ICAO (International Civil Aviation Organisation) English proficiency requirements.

The TEA is managed and administered by Mayflower College, a world leader in training and testing Aviation English to international students. Founders of the TEA, over 35,000 pilots and controllers worldwide have taken the test.

Here at BSC we can help prepare you for the TEA either through booking onto one of our specialist Exam Preparation courses which combine our leading General English lessons with 2 lesson per week of specific preparation for the TEA, or with Private Lessons. To find out which is right for you then contact us and we'll be happy to help.

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Learn aviation industry-specific English and advance your career with BSC.

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Certified Examiners

Our teachers have received training to become certified TEA examiners and administrators.

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Tailored courses

Unlike other courses, our courses can be tailored to your own requirements and are designed to help you develop the skills you need to succeed in your aviation career.

What is in the Test of English for Aviation?

The TEA ensures that you can communicate with confidence, according to aviation authority guidelines.

  • A test of plain English in an aviation context for licensing purposes. This is not a test of aviation phraseology.
  • A test of the ability to communicate in English. This is not a test of operational knowledge.
  • A face-to-face, human interaction test with 1 examiner who asks questions requiring detailed responses.
  • A 25 - 30 minute test that consists of 3 parts:
    Introduction & Experience-related Interview
    Interactive Comprehension
    Picture Description and Discussion.

Take off with BSC

Learn aviation industry-specific English and advance your career with BSC.