SeaTALK Maritime English Training Modules - Engineer Officers (Operational Level) - Assessment

The assessment method for the SeaTALK Maritime English module for Engineer officers (Operational Level) is the MarTEL Phase 2 Marine Engineering Test. MarTEL Phase 2 Marine Engineering is designed for candidates at Officer Level, and incorporates specialist vocabulary from the SMCP (Standard Marine Communication Phrases). The MarTEL Phase 2 Marine Engineering Test is designed to test English language usage in maritime contexts and professional discourse. A ‘pass’ obtained for the MarTEL Phase 2 Marine Engineering Test indicates that the student has a degree of proficiency in Maritime English which aligns to the threshold of B1/B2 of the CEFR.

The MarTEL Phase 2 Marine Engineering Test is divided in 5 (Maritime) English Skills:

  1. Standard Marine Communication Phrases (SMCP ): A section of 20 multiple choice questions based on the SMCP .
  2. Reading: A section with 2 parts each with 5 multiple choice questions.
  3. Listening: A section with 2 parts each with 5 multiple choice questions.
  4. Speaking: A section with 1 question.
  5. Writing: A section with 1 question.

The MarTEL Phase 2 Deck Test is structured as follows:

 

Parts

Total Questions

Total Time

% of Final Score

SMCP Proficiency

1

20

20 Minutes

20%

Reading

2

10

30 Minutes

30%

Listening

2

10

20 Minutes

20%

Speaking

1

1

15 Minutes

20%

Writing

1

1

30 Minutes

10%

 

Examination/Verification and Certification

The examination for this training module is the MarTEL Phase 2 Marine Engineering Test which tests the following 5 (Maritime) English communication skills: SMCP , Reading, Listening, Speaking and Writing. The MarTEL Phase 2 Marine Engineering 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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