What is MariLANG?

The MariLANG training course is an Open Educational Resource (OER) and can be used by learners and teachers of Maritime English likewise. All training material has been developed under a Creative Commons (CC) licence: CC BY-NC.

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MariLANG s a strategic alliance of partners from the Marifuture platform with expertise in Maritime English who have come together, with funding from the EU's Erasmus+ programme, to develop a set of assessment standards for the IMO’s new 2017 3.17 Maritime English Model Course.

MariLANG aims to bring the two worlds of the IMO and EU together and cross-reference their requirements (IMO Model Course and EU’s CEFR, EQF and ECVET frameworks) taking advantage of the outcomes of EU funded Maritime English MarTEL and MarTEL Plus and recent and other relevant projects such as MarENG, MarENG Plus and CAPTAINS to create a combined learning and assessment package with clear sign posts to all existing materials available Europe-wide.

MariLANG will focus upon building on the Maritime English learning and assessment frameworks developed by the EU MarTEL/MarTEL Plus (www.martel.pro) and SeaTALK (www.seatalk.pro) projects to create similar frameworks for the 3 new categories of seafarers identified in the 2015 revised 3.17 Maritime English Model Course who do not currently have such frameworks, namely:

  • Electro-Technical Officers,
  • GMDSS radio operators, and
  • Personnel providing direct service to passengers in passenger spaces on passenger ships
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