The Seychelles English Language Proficiency Test (SEYELPT) is a spoken English test that measures the ability of test takers to understand aviation and plain English and to respond intelligibly in spoken English on a face-to face basis. The SEYELPT was developed under the guidance of an instructor/examiner at the Global ATS LTD, UK (Aviation Training Services) who administers the ICAO test to UK CAA and non-native speaking test takers.  The instructor also forms part of the team of Raters who are qualified since June 2013 to administer the ELPAC (Eurocontrol) test to all-comers for both pilots and air traffic controllers. It was specifically designed to comply with the principles and guidelines embodied in the Manual on the Implementation of language proficiency requirements by ICAO.


The SEYELPT has a duration of approximately 20-25 minutes.

All SEYELPT interviews are recorded for security and moderating purposes and each candidate is assessed by at least two Raters (a subject matter expert and a linguist) 

A report is communicated verbally by the Raters providing the candidate's ICAO level profile, in accordance with the ICAO Language Proficiency Rating Scale. A detailed written report is forwarded to the test taker’s organization.  Areas requiring improvement are highlighted.  A certificate is awarded to candidates who achieve level 4 or above. Validity for Level 4 is currently 3 years for Air Traffic Controllers and 4 years for Pilots; for Level 5 it is 6 years and Level 6 is permanent.

Please contact us to book the test at a time convenient to you by forwarding an e-mail to detailing your requirement. Please note that we require at least seven (7) working day notice.



The SEYELPT which is in line with ICAO's directives, includes a listening and an oral component.

  • Introduction - Candidate and Raters introduce themselves
  • Part 1 – General Questions (Candidate is asked to talk about work, family, themselves etc.)
  • Part 2A – Listening Comprehension (The candidate listens to aviation specific recordings and has to repeat or say what he / she understands)
  • Part 2 B – Interactive Comprehension (The candidate listens to an aviation scenario then has to answer some questions about the scenario)
  • Part 3 – Description and Discussion (The candidate is given a series of pictures to describe)
  • Part 4 – Sentence Completion (The candidate is given 5 sentences to complete)
  • Part 5 – Role Play (The candidate acts out a role play with one Rater)

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