bli is a South African Civil Aviation Authority (SACAA) accredited aviation training organisation (ATO 0373) which offers an intensive English course especially for pilots and air traffic controllers who need to achieve the English levels required by the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO).  

Bay Language Institute, conveniently located near five flying schools, has built up a good reputation for quality and excellent results in Aviation English training. Some two years ago we were accredited by the South African CAA to assess English Language Proficiency for pilots and ATCs.

Standard Aviation English courses are a combination of General English in the morning (20 lessons) and Aviation English in the afternoon (10 lessons). Aviation English is conducted by by an experienced and enthusiastic English teacher, with extensive and ongoing input from experienced pilots and ATCs.

Besides this course, bli offers intensive aviation English courses to aviation students who require ICAO level 4, as well as to closed groups from different countries. This course takes four weeks in total, 30 x 50 minutes per week. We recommend this course to students who are currently at Pre-Intermediate/Intermediate Level (ICAO Level 3 equivalent). This programme is also valid for other flying schools in South Africa and Africa.

Intensive Aviation English course dates for 2018:

5 February – 2 March 2018

9 April – 4 May 2018

6 - 31 August 2018

1 – 26 October 2018



Course Lessons/Week Minimum Booking Cost/Week
Aviation 20 x 50 Min General English &
10 x 45 Min Aviation English Daily
4 Weeks € 280

New Courses:

ELP Assessor/Rater (ELPA) training course: an intensive (5 days) course designed to equip English Language Proficiency raters with the skills required for effective and accurate assessment of language proficiency in the aviation industry. 



General information:

  • Maximum 8 students per class (except for closed groups)
  • Classes run Monday - Friday, 9:00 - 12:40 and afternoon classes from 13:30 - 15:00
  • One lesson is equal to 50 minutes in the morning and 45 minutes in the afternoon


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