SeaTALK Maritime English Training Modules - Deck Ratings (Support Level) - Assessment

The assessment method for the SeaTALK Maritime English module for Deck ratings (Support Level) is the MarTEL Phase R Deck Test. MarTEL Phase R Deck Test is designed for candidates at Ratings Level. The MarTEL Phase R Deck Test is designed to test English language usage in maritime contexts and professional discourse. A ‘pass’ obtained for the MarTEL Phase R Deck Test indicates that the student has a degree of proficiency in Maritime English which aligns with A2-B1 of the CEFR.

The MarTEL Phase R Deck Test is divided in 3 (Maritime) English Skills:

  1. Specialised Vocabulary: A section with 2 parts each with 10 multiple choice questions split into Deck and General Specialised Vocabulary
  2. Listening: A section with 2 parts each with 10 multiple choice questions split into Deck and General Listening.
  3. Speaking: A section with 2 parts each with 5 multiple choice questions for General Speaking.

The MarTEL Phase 2 Deck Test is structured as follows:

 

Parts

Total Questions

Total Time

% of Final Score

Specialised Vocabulary - General section

1

10

10 Minutes

20%

Specialised vocabulary - Deck section

1

10

10 Minutes

20%

Listening Comprehension - General section

1

10

15 Minutes

10%

Listening Comprehension - Deck section

1

10

15 Minutes

10%

Speaking - Picture description

1

5

15 Minutes

20%

Guided speaking

1

5

15 Minutes

20%

 

Examination/Verification and Certification

The examination for this training module is the MarTEL Phase R Deck Test which tests the following 3 (Maritime) English communication skills: Specialised Vocabulary, Listening and Speaking. The MarTEL Phase R Deck Test is designed to test English language usage in maritime contexts and professional discourse. Certification is available for test takers who obtain a minimum of a pass. A test report form indicating the test results is provided to all test takers.

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