TELLCAP® - Test of English Language Level for Controllers And Pilots
TELLCAP® Testing System has been developed to judge the General and Aviation English language proficiency of airplane and helicopter pilots, flight navigators who are required to use the radio telephone aboard an aircraft, air traffic controllers, aeronautical station operators and civil aviation institution cadets.
TELLCAP® is a reliable testing system with 10 years of operations in Russia and beyond.
TELLCAP® was developed in line with the ICAO requirements and recommendations for testing. It is based on the ICAO LPR Scale and Doc. 9835. The test is designed for assessment of speaking and listening comprehension in aviation context.
TELLCAP® test does not assess phraseology and the technical knowledge of operations.
The test is practical: only a laptop and two headsets are needed to run it. TELLCAP® has no written tasks so test takers are not required to demonstrate an ability to read or write (or even type).
TELLCAP® is a valid multi-version test with authentic contents and tasks adequate for both pilots and controllers.
TELLCAP® consists of six parts that comprise interview on general and aviation-oriented topics; audio tasks and a role play. Its format allows evaluating the test taker's ability to communicate effectively on common, concrete and work-related topics both in face-to-face and voice-only environments, to identify and resolve misunderstandings, to cope with linguistic complications and unexpected turns of events, and to use and understand accents intelligible for an international community of users. The overall duration of the test is 34 minutes.
The level of English language proficiency is assessed by raters who are specially trained in the methods of correlating speech samples with the ICAO LPR Scale.
The results of testing are included in the TELLCAP® Certificate. A list of Level 4, 5 and 6 candidates is posted at www.tellcap.ru web-site and updated monthly. Moreover, candidates with Operational and above Operational language proficiency receive a special TELLCAP® badge.
On 20 June 2012 TELLCAP® was recognized by ICAO. It was the first test created by non-native speakers to be recognized by ICAO.
In our TELLCAP® site you can learn more about the test development, requirements, Certificates and Licenses for the test, test format, tested topics (lexical domains etc.) and useful hints for the test takers. You can also listen to rated speech samples.
The test can be taken in Moscow, Ulyanovsk, Novosibirsk, Saratov, Magadan, Barnaul, Tashkent and Almaty. Moreover, our examiners can go to other locations on short notice.
You can always contact us for any further information or sign up for the test:
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