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
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