English@Sea programme to boost safety at sea
The new programme uses nautical-themed examples, quizzes, imagery and language
Marine Society College is launching the new English@Sea programme and app to introduce seafarers to the English language to boost safety at sea.
The new programme has been created with seafarers in mind, using nautical-themed examples, quizzes, imagery and language. It will develop seafarers English language skills, such as teaching key vocabulary, times of the day and numbers.
Mark Windsor, director of Lifelong Learning at Marine Society College, says, “We are very proud to add to our award winning suite of @Sea programmes with English@Sea. Being at sea can be lonely place, especially if you don’t understand the common language and we hope this online programme will bring seafarers together to work safely.”
When working at sea there is limited internet connection, but once the English@Sea phone app is downloaded using wifi, seafarers can use the app offline to learn in their spare time.
The course is authored by specialist tutors with a wealth of experience in maritime education. It's hosted and promoted by the Marine Society College which aims to give seafarers the best possible lifelong learning opportunities tailored to their individual needs.
The course costs just £15 and can be purchased on the Marine Society College Shop from Saturday 25 June.