"You can be the person who communicates better, who raises the level of communication on board"
Due to increasing international trade and globalization a growing number of organisations work with international and intercultural teams and crews. In the maritime industry this was fairly normal long before the word globalization was first coined in the 1980's. Training professionals in the maritime industry have found their ways to motivate crew members to develop themselves and acquire skills that are important to be successful in an international environment.
What our data and research taught us about improving English language skills in the maritime world
Research into results of 650 maritime professionals going through our online training method for maritime English shows that participants make measurable progress. The group we followed for this research consists for a large part of Russian and Filipino seafarers.
Noticeable improvements in English and lower costs through E-learning
Seatrade is a Dutch shipping company that recruits seafarers worldwide and has offices in The Netherlands and Germany. Communication is of paramount importance for the company and the safety on board. Together with the Dutch business learning company Spot On Learning e-learning is being used to improve English language proficiency of seafarers and office workers.
Starting in April, 2017 9 cadets from Dalian Maritime University started Spot On Learning’s Maritime English Program. The group of cadets are prepared to work as maritime professionals in the international shipping market.
Simply Seatrade article features Spot On Learning's maritime communication program
Simply Seatrade is the magazine of Dutch shipmanagement company Seatrade. In the first edition of 2017 an article was published about the online English program for all Seatrade’s employees worldwide, which is provided by Spot On Learning.
Innovative methods EnglishCentral help improve spoken English and expand vocabulary
EnglishCentral offers the largest online video library designed for English language learning, including videos for specific industries like Spot On Learnings maritime courses. The online learning platform’s methodology is based on what experts call ‘content-based, personalized language immersion’. Data-based feedback and personalised tools help engage and motivate the student and work towards individual learning goals. Students expand their vocabulary in a sustainable way thanks to the built-in spaced-repetition methodology. A unique feature of EnglishCentral is how it helps students improve their spoken English, including pronunciation. EnglishCentral uses advanced speech technology to make this possible. Please allow us to explain what all this means.