ICAO Slovak

ICAO Slovak established by ICAO ▪️ EASA Slovak established by EASA 

By attending the language proficiency exam in Aero Language, you will receive language certificate issued in accordance with both ICAO Slovak and EASA Slovak regulatory standards.

ICAO Slovak assessment ✅

In compliance with ICAO requirements the ICAO Slovak exam is divided into a number of sections. The whole language assessment takes between 20-30 minutes.

  • Interview
  • Visual analysis
  • Communication with ATC (Simulation)
  • Audio analysis (listening ATC)
  • Video analysis (watching the movie)

We are slováčisko ako repa

All EASA licences and its privileges (except for LAPL, EIR and some other ratings) they are all issued in accordance with both ICAO and EASA standards as well. If you are a foreigner with sound command of Slovak language, only way how to legally communicate in Slovak language while flying an aircraft is to attend the ICAO Slovak exam.

If you want to communicate in Slovak language - e.g. during the different club championships or glider cups the ICAO Slovak qualification is a must same as is pilot's license and medical certificate..

ICAO Slovak
evaluation

ICAO Slovak exam is evaluated in accordance with language proficiency rating scale. Outcome of your language proficiency is number 1 thru 6.
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ICAO Slovak
Exam and Rating Process

Aero Language is using multi-level rating concept for all ICAO Slovak exams.

First language assessment is done by a language proficiency examiner during the ICAO exam.  

Second rating is done by language proficiency rater using the distance-rating method.

If those two Aero Language staff members do not match with their final level given our Aero Language ADMIN system detects the unconformity. The Senior Language proficiency exmainer is involved into the process to decide on final score. The Senior Language examiner is also involved in case if you decide to appeal the final score.

ICAO English - what are we looking for

ICAO Slovak exam is evaluated in accordance with language proficiency rating scale. The outcome is number 1 thru 6. The lowest value is the final outcome - so-called ICAO Slovak level

Language descriptors - this is what you have to be sharp in to get the best ICAO Level.

  • pronunciation
  • grammatical and sentence structures
  • vocabulary
  • spoken fluency
  • message comprehension
  • interaction
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ICAO Slovak validity ✅

The validity of ICAO Slovak qualification depends on your current language skills. Your skills are reflected in so-called ICAO Slovak Levels.

To harmonize ICAO language proficiency requirements with the EASA ones, the system of Levels has been established by both regulatory standards. 

  • Slovak LEVEL 4 - 3 years ICAO / 4 years EASA
  • Slovak LEVEL 5 - 6 years both  ICAO and EASA
  • Slovak LEVEL 6 - valid permanently

Slovak validity matrix

ICAO Slovak validity ▪️ depends on the achieved ICAO Level.

LEVEL EASA ATCo EASA PILOT ICAO PILOT
6 10 y permanently permanently
5 6 y 6 y 6 y
4 3 y 4 y 3 y
3 N/A N/A N/A
2 N/A N/A N/A
1 N/A N/A N/A
 

ICAO English Level

  • ICAO Slovak Level 4 ✓ Operational level

    ICAO Slovak level 4 is the minimum if you want to push the PTT button and transmit ♥ That why it is so-called Operational level.
    ⚠️ ICAO Slovak Level 4 - basics ⚠️ 

    ICAO English Level 4 is so-called Operational level of Aviation English. It is a minimum proficiency to be demonstrated for operational use. Some airlines however might have higher minimum standards. So even though your ICAO English level 4 is from regulatory point of view sufficient to operate as a pilot, it might not be the case from the operator's perspective. Let's break down the meaning of ICAO English Level 4.

    ICAO Slovak Level 4 ✅ Pronunciation

    We do not expect your Pronunciation to be perfect. Our Language proficiency examiner will spot instantly that Slovak is not your first language nor the mother tongue. The most common ICAO Slovak Level 4 Pronunciation sign is the strong local accent. This might be little-bit softened when you are already talking some other slavic languages. Great example of ICAO Slovak Level 4 Pronunciation is a word "tri" to be pronounced by Czech speakers as "tři".

    Besides that the content of your message is easily comprehensible from the context.

    ICAO Slovak Level 4 ✅ Sentence structure

    Sentence structure of ICAO Slovak Level 4 holder clearly expresses the intended content of your message. You can express time using various tenses. ICAO Slovak Level 4 syntax is not flawless, but you can easily tell the difference between the past and the present, you can use plurals, and use various prepositions. In case of more complex conversation, you generally leave it to others or you avoid constructing some more complex sentences. ICAO Slovak Level 4 holder can tell and understand the difference between myš, lienka and myšllienka.

    ICAO Slovak Level 4 ✅ Spoken fluency

    It does not take long to find the right words to describe a situation or answer a question for ICAO Slovak Level 4 fluency. It might take you a bit longer in some cases, but that does not mean serious problems.

    ICAO Slovak Level 4 ✅ Vocabulary

    Aviation Slovak vocabulary extends with your flying experience. What we consider important for ICAO Slovak Level 4 holder is your vocabulary to be adequate to your flying experience. It is also important that you are able to communicate with other pilots and ATCs using your vocabulary. Regarding conversations about different topics, you can express yourself using your own words, describing or paraphrasing essentials of various topics. As a good example of ICAO Slovak Level 4 holder you should know that in Slovak language we don't have breakfast or snídaně, but we do have raňajky.

    ICAO Slovak Level 4 ✅ Message comprehension

    We expect a bit more than just an aviation phraseology and its correct use. To acquire ICAO Slovak Level 4, you also need to be able to use simple language, not only the standard aviation phraseology. You need to comprehend various situations. It is possible you will not understand immediately, but after repeating the message, you will understand the content of the message, or at least the context. You are not afraid to use "say again" phrase.

    ICAO Slovak Level 4 ✅ Interaction

    ICAO Slovak Level 4 holder is not afraid to speak. If you do not understand, you do not remain silent, but ask for clarification or use the magic aviators' phrase "say again"..

  • ICAO Slovak Level 5 ✓ Fairly OK, not an expert

    ICAO Slovak level 5 is an Extended level of Slovak language 
    ICAO Slovak Level 5 in General 

    ICAO Slovak 5 is so-called Advanced ICAO level and is considered to be something between the basic Operational level and Expert level.

    ICAO Slovak Level 5 ✅ Pronunciation

    Your pronunciation as ICAO Slovak Level 5 holder goes without thinking and is more or less correct. Native Slovak speakers can say that Slovak is not your first language, however your command of Slovak is without substantial mistakes. Simply put - your Slovak is very good, the only drawback being your accent. As an example, you know how to pronounce word guľôčka as wall as you can say Ideme do Ružomberku instead of Ideme do Ružomberoku. That is quite common mistake by Czech speakers.

    ICAO Slovak Level 5 ✅ Sentence structure

    You might not always be successful constructing complicated sentence structures but you do try to. Level 5 holder's knowledge of grammar is exceptional and you use it without hesitation.

    ICAO Slovak Level 5 ✅ Spoken fluency

    You speak fluently and on point. It does not take you long to find right answer to question. You react swiftly - without making long pauses to think. Speech of ICAO Slovak Level 5 holder is very fluent and straight-forward. You know what is the difference between Bol by som býval doma and Býval som doma.

    ICAO Slovak Level 5 ✅ Vocabulary

    You can easily find the right words for the right situations. The extent of your vocabulary compared to your flying experience is exceptional. Holders of ICAO Slovak Level 5 are sometimes even using idioms or expressions typical for Slovak slang. Holder of ICAO Slovak Level 5 knows what does it mean Som slováčisko ako repa and when to use it. However you are not able to use idiomatic speech all the time. As a ICAO Slovak Level 5 holder you might find it difficult to talk about issues you have not heard before, e.g. some non-aviation topics.

    ICAO Slovak Level 5 ✅ Message comprehension

    You find it easy to comprehend messages when you know what to expect. But you can comprehend much more than just messages in a familiar context. In fact, most of the ICAO Slovak Level 5 holders have no problems with understanding even in new situations. You understand Slovak radio broadcast and aviation Slovak radio communication without hesitations.

    ICAO Slovak Level 5 ✅ Interaction

    In case of misunderstanding, holders of ICAO Slovak Level 5 can manage much more than just "say again" phrase. You are not afraid to actively inquire and ask for clarifications. You try to make messages clear and communicate comprehensibly. You can start and maintain meaningful dialogue.

  • ICAO Slovak Level 6 ✓ you are an expert

    ICAO Slovak level 6 is an Expert level. That means you should understand Ľúbozvučnú slovenčinu. Do you? :-)
    ICAO Slovak Level 6 - Čo to obnáša? 

    ICAO Level 6 is so-called Expert ICAO level and is considered to be the highest level you can get when it comes to the ICAO language proficiency exam. People use to say, that you are a Native English speaker. However this is not entirely true. Due to the strict requirements and applicants' frequent use of non-standard pronunciation, even native speakers do not always receive ICAO Slovak Level 6 language proficiency. For majority of Slovakians coming from western side, the slang being used by eastern-side Slovakians is like an enigma. .

    ICAO Slovak Level 6 ✅ Pronunciation 

    Your pronunciation as ICAO Slovak Level 6 holder is almost flawless. There might be some negligible differences between pronunciation of native speakers and that of yours. However, nothing causing any confusion. You can get the specific Slovak pronunciation only by listening and learning the language for a longer period of time. Especially for those of you without previous knowledge of slavic language, Pronunciation at Level 6 might be very complicated.

    ICAO Slovak Level 6 ✅ Sentence structure

    You have perfect command of the most advanced grammar. Even the most complex sentences are mistake-free or almost mistake-free and used often.

    ICAO Slovak Level 6 ✅ Spoken fluency

    our fluency is natural and swift. Performance and spoken fluency of ICAO Slovak Level 6 holder is very natural. You are using and understanding idiomatic speech quite often. You know, what does Hodiť flintu do žita means.

    Anytime you speak Slovak, your speech is complex and fluent. You use various prosodic features to modify the speech. You use changes in intonation, tone, stress, and rhythm to establish a substantial level of communication.

    ICAO Slovak Level 6 ✅ Vocabulary

    Level 6 holders can talk about any topic - or almost any topic - whether you are familiar with it or not. You use idioms and idiomatic speech in your normal daily speech. Apart from the knowledge of words, idioms, or synonyms, you use them in right contexts. You should know the difference between words prirodzenýprirodzene and prirodzenie.

    ICAO Slovak Level 6 ✅ Message comprehension

    You understand everything. Not just guessing from context. If you understand English lyrics, cartoons, or non-standard expressions, you might have good predispositions for ICAO Slovak Level 6 proficiency. By the way, do you know what does it mean guľôčka v jamôčke?

    ICAO Slovak Level 6 ✅ Interaction

    Your interaction in all situations is natural and simple. You regularly use verbal and non-verbal expressions..

Sample Test

ICAO Slovak test papers are generated directly by the Aero Language ADMIN system. You can find the demo paper, so you can have at least rough idea what to expect. Our Language proficiency examiner will smoothnly guide you thru the ICAO Slovak exam.

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