Marine Society College is adding to their suite of @Sea online programmes with its new app ‘English@Sea’, in order to introduce seafarers to the English language to boost safety at sea.
Shipping is a global community that can benefit from sharing a common language when it comes to safety.
The new English@sea programme and phone app, developed by the Marine Society College, has been created with seafarers in mind, using nautical-themed examples, quizzes, imagery and language.
English@Sea 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, said: “We are very proud to add to our award winning suite of @Sea programmes with English@Sea. Being at sea can be a 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; 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 and is hosted and promoted by the Marine Society College, which aims to give seafarers the best possible lifelong learning opportunities tailored to their individual needs.