Rated Speech Samples Developed for ICAO by ICAEA
Welcome to the ICAO Rated Speech Samples Training Aid (RSSTA).
The RSSTA, developed under the auspices of the International Civil Aviation English Association (ICAEA), is designed to:
The facility can be used as follows:
Samples are displayed on the website in groups which are representative of the level in which they have been placed by the raters with reference to the ICAO rating scale. Each sample carries brief information including task type, candidate's first language and the level rating determined for each applicable criterion. An online player is assigned to each sample enabling it to be played directly from the website. The samples are also available for direct download from the site. It is anticipated that further samples will be added as they become available.
A score is reported for a criterion in all cases where:
A reported score does not mean that all of the descriptors in the given criterion at the given level apply.
Where there is no rating for a given criterion, the criterion is marked ‘NR’. NR indicates that:
The speech samples contained in the training aid do not represent complete language tests. A complete language test will contain a variety of tasks that together test the full range of skills in the ICAO rating scale.
The ratings apply to test taker performances on tasks. The reported scores do not represent a language proficiency rating for the test taker in question and should not be interpreted as such.
Inclusion of any speech samples should in no way be interpreted as an approval, endorsement or otherwise, of a test by ICAO or ICAEA. Similarly, inclusion or exclusion of a speech sample should in no way be interpreted as a judgement of the quality of the test tasks or test delivery practices.