Maritime English

Course for Beginners

About the course
The course has designed according to Marlins English for Seafarers, Study Pack 1 and Study Pack 2,  IMO "Standard Marine Communication Phrases" and in cooperation with MST GmbH.  This course is a distance learning study. Program of Course consists of two levels: 1. Beginners 2. Intermediats (will be offered in year 2017).
Course for Beginners consists of 32 lessons, one hour each, three times a week.


Part 1. (reinforces previous knowledge of initial grammar concepts and functional vocabulary within a familiar maritime context)

  1. Topic                                                               Functions

  2. 1. The Seafarer                                            Asking for and giving personal information; identifying nationalities

  3. 2. The job                                                       Describing crew positions; practising ordinal numbers; telling the time; talking about daily routines

  4. 3. The vessel                                                Identifying places on board; describing location

  5. 4. Where are the Life jackets?              Identifying safety equipment; distinguishing safety commands; describing a location of safety equipment

  6. 5. Maps and Charts                                   Describing geographic location; practising large numbers; giving aproximate distances; identifying directions 

  7. 6. How do I get there?                              Expressing agreement and understanding; asking for and giving directions; finding your way around the vessel and in town 

  8. 7. Free time                                                  Expressing likes and dislikes; describing leisure activities; describing the frequency of daily activities

  9. Part 1 Review


    Part2.(builds and extends the application of basic English in familiar contexts by incorporating a wider range of language functions and introducing more complex thems)

    Topic                                                               Functions

  10. 1. What’s happening on board               Describing activities on board in action; distinguishing between routine activities and current actions

  11. 2. In the messroom                                    Choosing food and drinks; expressing preferences; asking for food

  12. 3. Emergency!                                              Identifying emergency situations; recognising emergency procedures; producing accurate commands

  13. 4. Supplies                                                    Checking food supplies; giving details of quantities and weights; calculating prices

  14. 5. A new vessel                                           Comparing and contrasting sizes, speeds, age; using communication equipment; discussing work-related equipment

  15. 6. Visitors                                                      Describing people; comparing physical appearances; describing personalities; asking for descriptive information

  16. 7. Weather                                                    Identifying and describing current and future weather conditions; interpreting weather maps; completing chart information

  17. Part 2 Review

  1. Part 3. (expands language structures and encourages manipulation of these structures in new contexts)

  2. Topic                                                                Functions

  3. 1. Past voyages                                            Description past events

  4. 2. Incident at sea                                        Reporting statistical information; asking for and describing details of past events

  5. 3. Personal injuries                                    Describing injuries resulting from accident; describing causes and means of prevention

  6. 4. Have you checked the machinies?  Checking task completion; describing completed procedures   

  7. 5. Send a telex                                             Interpreting and producing abbreviated written communications; asking for and giving advice

  8. 6. The right message                                Describing continouse action in the past

  9. 7. My next voyage                                      Describing arrangements for future voyages; discussing schedules; predicting future events

  10. Part 3 Review

  12. For booking of the course please contact course administrator, phone +420 724 947 499, e-mail:

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