Training in Teaching Maritime English

Course Objectives:


  • Defining Maritime English in the context of ESP (English for Specialist Purposes).
  • Training in complying with English standards required in IMO™  Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers ( STCW™95) regarding the need for Watchkeepers at sea to communicate effectively in English.
  • Demonstration of some teaching techniques that will encourage interactive classroom activities.
  • Raising awareness of the need to include specific maritime educational material in an English communication syllabus, for example: IMO* Conventions: e.g SOLAS (Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea 1974), MARPOL (Convention on the Prevention of Pollution from ships 1973/1978), STCW™95.
  • Broadening perspective regarding the needs of seafarers to communicate-in English- with other ships, Port State Control Inspectors, Pilots, Vessel Traffic Services, Tugs, Emergency and Salvage personnel, etc.
  • Introducing, and providing practice in teaching IMO™ Standard Marine Communication Phrases™: (SMCP: November 2001).
  • Raising awareness regarding communicative, trainee centered teaching methodology, as relevant to teaching maritime topics in English.
  • Providing new information and teaching resources, including authentic materials to extend learning strategies: for example: documentary and industrial video, international shipping industry journals and IMO publications

Blazewits provides solutions to training problems. It caters both students and professionals who need further development and training along with communication, teaching, English, speech, research, values, assessments, writing, etc.