SMCP vocabulary and measurable progress on CEFR scale
In the maritime industry being able to communicate effectively in English can be a matter of life and death. Spot On Learning's Maritime English Education program help professionals in the shipping and other maritime industries speak and understand English at a measurably higher level. The program starts with an online test and then helps maritime professionals reach the required level of General English. Then they can work on their maritime English. Videos recorded on board of ships and in ports helps seafarers and office workers master the English they need to work safely and efficiently in the maritime industry. Words from IMO's SMCP list are part of the vocabulary Spot On Learning teaches.
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Spot On Learning uses the EnglishCentral platform and other online tools to make learning English easy and even fun. The advanced technology behind the EnglishCentral platform helps improve pronunciation measurably. Comprehension, fluency, and vocabulary increase as well. Progress towards specific learning goals can be monitored and feedback by the system and by language coaches helps participants learn faster. Learning can be tailored to practice situations. The program adapts to the student's level and pace. Costs are low.
Spot On Learning has developed online courses to accelerate learning of certain participants in Spot On Learning's Maritime or Business English Programs. Most participants in our language programs do fine following the regular program, which requires them to work online frequently and make steady progress towards the required level within a set period. In some cases we need to accelerate the learning process. Specific online 'acceleration' courses are designed to make that happen. We have a network of teachers that coach and teach participants that take the acceleration course. Teaching is mostly done online. In some maritime HUBs we also have teachers that organise classroom teaching sessions.
The maritime English course 'Cargo & Cargo Handling' helps seafarers improve their English pronunciation and enlarge their maritime English vocabulary. The course consists of 25 videos on the EnglishCentral platform. That platform, that is being used in over 100 countries worldwide, uses innovative speech technology to provide users with detailed feedback about their pronunciation. It also helps expand and test their vocabulary and understanding of spoken English. In this series of videos words and phrases are used that are important in order to work safely and efficiently and communicate with colleagues, workers and officials in ports and on shore. Many words are taken from the SMCP list by IMO.
Below a video from the Cargo & Cargo Handling course, part of the Spot On Maritime English program. This program helps seafarers and other maritime professionals build or enlarge a specific vocabulary that is necessary to work safely and efficiently on board. In the 25 videos of this course many words and phrases from the SMCP list by IMO are used.
Spot On Learning and partner NTTA are 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. De Engine Room English Communication course will be available in the last quarter of 2016. In order to give you an impression of the video content we show a video about the engine room which is already being used in Maritime English courses for seafarers worldwide.
Spot On Learning uses the EnglishCentral platform to help seafarers and other maritime professionals improve their English fast. The innovative speech technology makes it possible to improve measurably in 6 - 8 weeks. Spot On Learning also offers several kinds of (language) tests (CEFR level tests and more), online acceleration courses with personal coaching and customized programs to help seafarers and other maritime professionals learn exactly what they need in practice.
Spot On Learning uses the EnglishCentral platform to help professionals improve their English fast. The innovative speech technology makes it possible to improve measurably in 6 - 8 weeks. Spot On Learning also offers several kinds of (language) tests (CEFR level tests and more), online accelerations courses with personal coaching and customized programs to address specific English language needs in business.
Building a maritime vocabulary that helps improve communication on board
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. This is the reason we have chosen to build a specific vocabulary for our Maritime English Education Program (MEEP) that helps improve safety and efficiency in a very practical way. in this article more about the contents of our cargo & cargp handling video course and the maritime English vocabulary we think is most practical and relevant.