Maritime English: Engine Room Communication

New addition to the Maritime English program
Spot On Learning (SOL) is proud to present a new Maritime English course, Engine Room Communication (ERC), which has been created in partnership with Seatrade. The course is available on the video-based learning platform EnglishCentral and covers various topics relevant to marine engineers’ work, such as working in the engine room, safety, maintenance and others.

The Maritime English Communication program

With ERC added to our Maritime English Communication program, we now provide several courses for maritime professionals and people working in the related sectors. Each Maritime English course in the Communication program is targeted at a specific audience, e.g., marine engineers, but all courses are broad enough to be relevant to professionals (closely) working with seafarers.

The Engine Room Communication course has sister curricula, Cargo & Cargo Handling and Maritime English: Basics. Together they provide opportunities for maritime professionals to develop their Maritime English, while integrating it with general English skills.

The course composition

There are 34 videos in ERC spanning across nine units, as well as additional learning material. After completing the course, the participant takes a final online multiple-choice test. People who successfully pass the end test can also obtain a certificate valid for three years. The course introduction and example videos are available on this website.

Innovative video learning platform

The new course Maritime English: Engine Room Communication is available on the platform EnglishCentral. The EnglishCentral, Inc. platform offers speech technology, AI and other innovative technologies and sound methods to help students and professionals measurably improve their English language skills. Participants in the maritime English course Engine Room Communication can test and extend their maritime vocabulary. The methodology and technology of the platform and course also help develop and improve other English language skills such as pronunciation, speaking, fluency, listening and grammar.

The course content

Engine Room Communication is based on various educational maritime sources, one of them being International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) Standard Marine Communication Phrases (SMCP). The course touches on some of the subjects mentioned on the IMO’s list and, together with the Cargo & Cargo Handling course, provides many examples on how to use SMCP items in the daily work and life onboard.

On top of enriching and structuring the Maritime English vocabulary, ERC covers many general language matters that can help seafarers and maritime professionals communicate in a safer and more efficient way and have a greater social cohesion and wellbeing both onboard and ashore.

Engine Room Communication and your organization

If you see fit between ERC or other courses in the Maritime English program and your organization, feel free to reach out to us at knowmore@spotonlearning.nl. If you would like to read more about our courses, visit this link. We hope to hear from you soon!

More information

Maritime English: Engine Room Communication

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Engine Room Communication in English (video)

Engine Room Communication in English (video)

Spot On Learning is developing a video course for use on EnglishCentral which will help engineers in the maritime industry enlarge their technical English vocabulary and improve their English language communication skills. The Engine Room Communication course will be available in 2024. This video about the control room can give you an impression of the Maritime English course content.
Maritime English 'Engine Room Communication' Course

Maritime English 'Engine Room Communication' Course

Working as an engineer on board or in the maritime industry, communicating with a large network of supporting professionals and suppliers, complying to all rules and regulations all require a lot of communication between crew members, colleagues in the office(s), authorities and many others involved.
Maritime English 'Cargo & Cargo Handling' Course

Maritime English 'Cargo & Cargo Handling' Course

Arriving in a port, loading and unloading a ship, sticking to planned turnaround times and complying to all rules and regulations all require a lot of communication between crew members, authorities and many others involved.
Maritime English 'Basics' Course

Maritime English 'Basics' Course

Spot On Learning offers specific maritime English courses to build practical, relevant language skills for seafarers and other professionals in the maritime industry.

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