bli is a South African Civil Aviation Authority (SACAA) accredited aviation training organisation (ATO 0373), offering an intensive course especially for pilots, so that they can achieve the English levels the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) requires for licencing. Make sure you get the right start to your flying career. Bay Language is able to provide prospective pilots and air traffic controllers with English tuition to meet ICAO standards.

In the immediate vicinity of five flying schools, bli has built up a good reputation for quality and excellent results for itself. Some two years ago we were accredited by the South African CAA to assess English Language Proficiency for pilots and ATCs, and are now one of the 43 schools worldwide that teach Aviation English.

Aviation English courses are a combination of General English in the morning (20 lessons) and Aviation English in the afternoon (10 lessons). The Aviation English classes are conducted by by an experienced and enthusiastic English teacher, with ongoing input from experienced pilots and ATCs.
The level required to enrol on the course is ICAO Level 3/Pre-Intermediate level, and the course usually lasts eight weeks.

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.



Course Lessons/Week Minimum Booking Cost/Week
Aviation 20 x 50 Min General English &
10 x 45 Min Aviation English Daily
4 Weeks € 250

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. 


Pronunciation & Accent Reduction (PAR) course: an intensive course (5 days) designed to alleviate pronunciation problems and the related misunderstanding in radio communications, this course is a must-do for pilots and air traffic controllers all over the world.
Material as required can be rented or bought at the school. Please talk to us when you register on your first day.

General information:

  • Maximum 8 students per class
  • 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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