cockpit and cabin procedure trainers
Frequently asked questions
Q: What are the holistic descriptors and grading scale?
A: Click here to read about the holistic descriptors and the grading scale.
Q: How do I resume operational status after a non-operational score (below 4)?
A: First of all, you contact your local Civil Aviation Authority for guidance. In most cases, you must enroll in an English Language course and later perform a new Language Proficiency test.
Q: What happens if I answer a question wrong?
A: The assessor will assess your English language skills, not your theoretical knowledge. So, it should not cause any concern. One thing to remember, however, is that the assessor will assess your “comprehension” (one of the holistic descriptors, see above). If your comprehension is showing a lack of skills, it could influence your test.
Q: What happens if another person, or my dog, enters the room during my test?
A: The assessor will determine if a disturbance has any negative effect on the assessment. If this is the case, you will be asked to perform the test again without any additional charge. However, you can only do this once.
Q: I understand everything people tell me in English, but I have a hard time with the English language, what do I do?
A: You have to train your English language skills. Understanding what people tell you is only one aspect of the language test – you also have to be able to communicate in verbal language.
Q: When and how will I receive my assessment?
A: Some of the advantages of taking the test online are that you are free to choose the time and date of the test, and that the assessor will be able to assess it quickly after you submit it. We strive to have your results ready within 5 days after the test. You will receive an e-mail with a diploma to present to your local CAA for acceptance of your Language Rating.
Q: How safe is my payment?
A: We do our utmost to protect your data and money transfer, which is why we use a major provider to handle the credit card payment. Therefore, the transaction is as safe as on many other major sites. Our bank is international and experienced in handling credit card payments. We do not store your credit card information.
Q: Why do you need a picture of my passport or other official identification document and what do you do with it?
A: We need a scanned copy of your passport or other official identification document to verify the identity of the person taking the test.
Q: Do I need Flash Player to take the language test?
A: Yes - you must have Flash Player installed and enabled in order to take the test. To install, update, or troubleshoot problems with Flash Player, please go to https://helpx.adobe.com/flash-player.html
Q: What happens if my Internet connection fails during the session?
A: You log in again and continue from the last answered question.
Q: Can I log out and continue my test later?
A: Yes – you simply use your user ID and password to log in again and the test will continue from your last answered question.
Q: What do you do with my data and recordings once I have finished my assessment?
A: Graded test data is required by the authorities to be stored for 6 years and is then deleted. The recordings are deleted after 60 days.
Q: Exactly what is evaluated and who assesses my language skills?
A: Proficient speakers should be able to:
a, communicate effectively in both voice-only (telephone/radiotelephone) and face-to-face situations;
b, communicate about common, concrete and work-related topics with accuracy and clarity;
c, use appropriate communicative strategies to exchange messages and to recognize and resolve misunderstandings (e.g. to check, confirm or clarify information) in a general or work-related context;
d, handle successfully and with relative ease the linguistic challenges presented by a complication or unexpected turn of events that occurs within the context of an otherwise familiar routine work situation or communicative task; and
e, use a dialect or accent which is intelligible to the aeronautical community.
Your Language Test is assessed by a certified and authorized Language Assessor, licensed under the Danish rules laid out in BL 6-08.
Q: What do I do once I have completed the test?
A: One of our Language Assessors will assess your test within 5 days; once this is completed, a verification of your Language Assessment grade will be forwarded to you by e-mail.