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MarTEL (Maritime Test for English Language)


MarTEL has launched a novel set of Maritime English Language Tests. MarTEL has been designed to test mariner's Maritime English through a series of online tests designed to cater for seafarers of different ranks and types.


There are three different phases:

  • Phase 1 - Cadet Level
  • Phase 2 (Deck and Engine) - Officer Level
  • Phase 3 (Deck and Engine) - Senior Officer Level

At the Phase 2 and Phase 3 levels, there are two categories of test: Deck Officer and Marine Engineering Officer. This is necessary due to the diversity between the occupations and the level of skills needed for each role.  

  

Each Phase consists of

  • Test
  • Study Guidelines

For more information about MarTEL, Check out www.martel.pro    

Product Details

MarTEL has number of tests and learning materials as listed below. 


MarTEL Phase 1


The MarTEL Phase 1 Test aims to assess the English language proficiency level of cadets entering a maritime training institution. This test handles the testing of the English language in maritime contexts with the aim of making the seas safer.


MarTEL Phase 2 (Deck and Engineering)


The MarTEL Phase 2 Tests for Deck and Engineering officers aims to assess the English language proficiency of Deck and Engineer officers who have recently graduated from a maritime academy or are already serving on board a ship and holding a Officer position. It is designed to test English language usage in maritime contexts and professional discourse.


As the test is designed to measure the English language proficiency of sea-going Deck and Engineering officers in a realistic and vocation specific context with specific maritime vocabulary directly, 
such as SMCP. The test is directly related to their field of work and the English Language skills needed for their roles and duties.


MarTEL Phase 3 (Senior Deck and Senior Engineering Officer)


The MarTEL Phase 3 Test for Deck and Engineering officers aims to assess the English language proficiency of senior Deck and Engineering officers, who are already serving on board a ship and holding a senior position. It is designed to test English language usage in maritime contexts and professional discourse.

As the test is designed to measure the English language proficiency of senior Deck and Engineering officers directly related to their field of work and the English Language skills needed for their roles and duties.

MarTEL Phase R (Deck and Engineering Ratings)

MarTEL Phase R is designed to test the English language competency of Ratings 

MarTEL Mobile App and Teacher Guidelines 

MarTEL Mobile Application and Teacher guidelines are being developed. 

Key Words

English Language

English Language Testing

Maritime English

SMCP

Safety at sea

Communication

Testing

Key Activities

EU funding Start Date: November 2007

EU funding End Date: October 2009

Validation Period: November 2009-February 2012 (Post-Funding Evaluation, Piloting and Validation work)

Launch Date: March 2012 (MarTEL tests available at a number of test centres worldwide)

MarTEL was presented at the IMO STW 41 Sub-committee meeting in January 2010
MarTEL was presented to the European Parliament in October 2011
MarTEL tests and training courses are available at a number test centres around the world.
MarTEL learning materials are currently available free of charge at the MarTEL website (www.martel.pro)

Target Group

Seafarers (i.e. Officers and Senior Officers) 

Students/Cadets in Vocational schools/colleges and Universities

English Teachers/Maritime Academics in Vocational schools/colleges and Universities

Maritime/Shipping Companies

Maritime Training Centres

Maritime Education and Training Institutions

Product Partner

MarTEL Partners 

UK - Centre for Factories of the Future 

Turkey - Turkish Maritime Education Foundation 

Finland - Satakunta University of Applied Science 

Slovenia - Spinaker d. o. o. 

Poland - Maritime university of Szczecin 

UK - City of Glasgow College

UK - University of Strathclyde 

Norway - University of Tromso 


MarTEL Plus Partners 

UK - Centre for Factories of the Future

Slovenia - Spinaker d. o. o. 

Finland - Satakunta University of Applied Science

Turkey - Turkish Institute of Maritime Studies 

Poland - Centre of Development Works 

Bulgaria - Nicola Vaptsarov Naval Academy 

Ireland - National Maritime College of Ireland 

Sweden - World Maritime University 

Spain - University of Cadiz 

Product Score

MarTEL Product Score:

The product was evaluated using the good practice criteria. This evaluation process was undertaken by number of experts in the MET field. This project achieved a good score.


Evaluators Comments: 

MarTEL tests received significant publicity and is now available in a number of test centres globally.


Website

More information of project and its products can be found in project website www.martel.pro.