Aviation English test

Versant Aviation English Test

Air safety requires the most rigorous standards, including the ability for pilots and air traffic controllers to communicate with each other in English.

Developed under a cooperative research and development agreement with the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and in compliance with standards specified by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), the 25-minute Versant Aviation English Test uses patented AI technology to help you feel confident in your staff’s language abilities.

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A look into our test

Candidates respond to questions via phone or computer allowing us to evaluate each test taker's pronunciation, structure, vocabulary, fluency, comprehension, and aeronautical interaction skills. Millions of data points are collected throughout the Versant Aviation English Test that feed into our patented scoring algorithm.

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Aviation Reading

During the Aviation Reading task, the test taker reads aloud radiotelephony messages when asked.

Performance in this task feeds into pronunciation and fluency scores.

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For the Readback task, the test taker hear spoken radiotelephony messages and is asked to give appropriate readbacks using aviation phraseology to confirm their understanding of the message.

Performance in this task feeds into pronunciation, fluency, comprehension, and interactions scores.

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Corrections & Confirmations

In this task, test takers hear several spoken radiotelephony messages. They are instructed to say an appropriate readback after each one using aviation phraseology as recognized by ICAO.

Performance on this task feeds into pronunciation, fluency, and interactions scores.

Other question types in the Versant Aviation English Test include Common English Reading, Repeat, Short Answer Questions, Story Retelling, and Open Questions.

English is the universal language for aviation. The Versant Aviation English Test assesses English proficiency accurately and reliably so airlines can be confident that their flight crews meet the ICAO standards for proficiency.

- Training Center Manager at Jeppesen

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