English is the international language of Aviation. The New Zealand Civil Aviation Authority requires all applicants for a NZ pilot licence to be able to fluently read, speak and effectively understand the English language. All instructions are given in English.
When English is a second language, applicants are required to meet a minimum of Grade 12 with English scores of IELTS 6 and TOEFEL (paper based) 550 or (iBT) 80. We have specialist aviation English schools that we recommend if the applicant’s written or spoken English is not fluent.
Visit these websites to find your nearest testing location for assessment:
IELTS is the International English Language Testing System, the world’s proven English language test.
IELTS was one of the pioneers of four skills English language testing over 21 years ago, and continues to set the standard for English language testing today.
Over 7,000 organisations and more than 1.7 million tests are taken each year around the world trust. IELTS is recognised as a secure, valid and reliable indicator of true-to-life ability to communicate in English for education, immigration and professional accreditation.
The TOEFL® test is the most widely respected English-language test in the world, recognized by more than 8,500 colleges, universities and agencies in more than 130 countries. Wherever you want to study, the TOEFL test can help you get there.