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31st Aug 2009, 21:49
We all know CX have changed the policy to make the ICAO test before stage 2 of CPP. Just wonder how long it takes to get the result of the english test. And, wots gonna happen if fail the test?
31st Aug 2009, 23:47
yES , they did mention some form of an English test for my interview but thats the least of my worry .
, it is a scoring system which they will assess by a level system (1-6) . I think it would be one of the more critical stage of the interview, so if you score really low then I would think that you might not get thru !
1st Sep 2009, 02:50
When did you do you test? I did mine yesterday
Cuz last year the candidates who fail the test could just simply resit it, but i am not sure about this year
3rd Sep 2009, 12:21
I believe you need to obtain a 4 in order to proceed with the application process.
If you get a 6, you never have to sit the test again
If you get a 5, you have to re-sit in 5-6 years
If you get a 4, you have to re-sit in 3
somewhere around there
You will get your score if you are successful
3rd Sep 2009, 14:16
flaps, i read somewhere in the forum that we need a 5 not a 4?
3rd Sep 2009, 15:17
yeh, thats wot the instructor said, need to get lv 4 to get pass
but i heard they changed the policy that they wont tell you anythin about your result but will tell you whether you pass it thru to the next stage, Stage2
just wonder when i will get the result:sad:
did you get yours after 1 day or 2?
anyways, hows your cpp course?
3rd Sep 2009, 15:20
i saw that too, but i think its just an ad from a company to encourage you to attend their ICAO Eng course:confused:
3rd Sep 2009, 16:34
i have no idea really, be it an ad or not, shouldn't bother us. there's THE test and there's re-sit, and a pre-sit for the re-sit anyway, so i won't go spending money just yet.
3rd Sep 2009, 19:16
It's not an ad, but an infomercial...
We're only offering this course in Hong Kong, so it might not be suitable for you if you are attending an interview in the UK. However, if you are in Hong Kong and want a well-structured ICAO English course to help you surpass the assessor's requirements then we can help. I'm sure you'll find our courses to be appropriate for your needs.
It seems that old candidates can pass with level 4 grades, but new (after April 2009) applicants are supposed to get level 5. The situation may be different outside Hong Kong though, or indeed have changed since I was given this information.
Regardless, you should aim for level 5 because level 4 isn't that high. It's the bare minimum standard for flying across international borders. The idea is that your English will improve through immersion as you progress with your training. It's inevitable that one day ICAO will raise the minimum standard to level 5 but in the interim some member states are having a very hard time trying to achieve level 4. Having said that ICAO level 5 is quite difficult to achieve in Hong Kong if you don't have the opportunity to practice speaking in English as part of your everyday life.
One thing that you can do is start to prepare early - so many Hong Kong people rush through their preparation and don't realise the importance of English for aviation. So yes, I encourage CPP candidates in Hong Kong to take our courses. True, we're a business but we really want to see you guys start aviation careers. Our students are our best advertisements. If you are not sure about your current level, you can always see me for a friendly chat. We can also provide independent testing and a realistic time frame for achieving your goal.
And it's not just about cramming for a test either - learning English takes time and there is no "magic pill" that will help you reach level 5 overnight. We also offer flexible ongoing courses for airline staff that realise that they need to improve their English.
Good luck :) and we're here if you need us.
4th Sep 2009, 09:02
my understanding is that if you get 4 or above you make it to the next round of interviews....and you don't find out your actual score unless you make it all the way through and they tell you just before your course starts...
this may be old news however...I am sure some things have changed from what I remember....
4th Sep 2009, 15:19
thanks for your information:D
how long did it take to know your result after the test? 1week or 2?
btw, do you enjoy your cpp course?