ICAO Practice Test of English for Aviation (ELP)

Course Summary

The Benchmark Test offers a dynamic and practical solution tailored for aviation professionals at all stages of their careers. Whether you're an experienced pilot, an aspiring air traffic controller, or somewhere in between, this test is designed to evaluate your English proficiency accurately against the standards set by the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO).  

Created specifically to cater to both seasoned professionals and those just embarking on their aviation journey, Benchmark provides a clear and detailed analysis of your command of the English language across the six competencies. These include pronunciation, structure, vocabulary, fluency, comprehension, and interaction.  

For newcomers, Benchmark serves as a check to determine if your English skills are good enough to begin formal training. For seasoned veterans, it pinpoints precise areas in need of improvement, facilitating targeted learning.  

By participating in Benchmark, you'll receive personalised feedback that not only scores your performance but also provides actionable recommendations. This tailored approach helps streamline your study focus, maximises your preparation efficiency, and boosts your confidence.  


  1. Answer questions and perform tasks typical of the ICAO English Language Proficiency (ELP) exams. 
  2. Your answers will be evaluated by an official ICAO Aviation English examiner. 
  3. Find out your level in each of the 6 language proficiency descriptors (Pronunciation, Structure, Vocabulary, Fluency, Comprehension, Interaction).
  4. Receive a comprehensive analysis of your performance and tailored advice for further improvement.

"Nikki's guidance has made a tremendous difference, and I cannot thank her enough. Her teaching style is exceptional, making complex concepts easy to comprehend. Thanks to her guidance, my confidence soared. Nikki made herself available whenever I needed assistance, going above and beyond her duties as a teacher."

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Nikki Jane

Hi! I'm Nikki, an ICAO Aviation English Examiner & Instructor with over 20 years of teaching experience ‘under my wings’.

I've always had a love for languages, a passion that led me from my home in the UK to Spain in 2002 to immerse myself in learning Spanish. My journey in language education began soon after and I quickly ended up running my own language school alongside being a Cambridge English Examiner.

I was fortunate to be able to merge my love for languages with my enthusiasm for aviation when I became an ICAO Rater at my local flight school. This combination of interests and expertise culminated in the creation of Plane and Simple English, a business dedicated to supporting pilots and air traffic controllers in achieving fluency and confidence in English in an aviation context. I offer specialised aviation English courses, exam preparation, and continuous support, which began face-to-face and is now expanding online.

My thirst for languages continues, and these days I dedicate my free time to studying Korean and dreaming about where I can travel next. My goal is to become a full-time digital nomad and live the dream!