English training and tests for Albcontrol

From September to December 2017 Entry Point Central is delivering English Refresher training for 64 air traffic controllers and two AIS personnel from Albcontrol. The controllers are organised in groups of 8 and receive an intensive five-day English language training, including the English Language Proficiency for Aeronautical Communication (ELPAC) test.

The training is aimed at refreshing English language knowledge and preparing the participants for every part of the proficiency test. The training consists of interactive group exercises, listening tasks, describing pictures with aviation-related content and, of course, various oral discussions on aviation topics (safety, security, technology, airports, weather, etc.). Parts of the training are delivered as a computer-based training, since the crucial part of the test itself is computer-based.

At the end of the training the participants take the ELPAC test, which consists of two parts. The first part measures the comprehension skills of the candidates in routine and non-routine situations through 60 tasks in about 45 minutes. In the second part, candidates have to demonstrate a proper level of communication skill by using correct ICAO phraseology together with non-routine aviation vocabulary. The ELPAC test is delivered by an English training expert together with an air traffic controller and takes about 20-25 minutes.

Upon successful completion of the course, the participants receive a diploma and a detailed English skill evaluation report.

Entry Point Central also delivers English training yearly for more than 250 participants from HungaroControl – ATCOs, ATSEPs, AIS personnel and other staff. In addition to tests for Air Navigation Services staff, Entry Point Central offers a language proficiency test for individual commercial pilots (Test of English for Pilots) using an easy online booking system. The test is offered at Entry Point Central facilities in Budapest.

If you wish to know more about English training at Entry Point North, please contact us.