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A Comparative Review between the English Language Programs of Maritime Institutes in Korea and Europe
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A Comparative Review between the English Language Programs of Maritime Institutes in Korea and Europe
Davy, James G.; Noh, Chang-Kyun;
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This paper compares the English language programs of two maritime institutes in very different parts of the world, South Korea and Belgium. It will show that although both institutes comply with the minimum standard set by the STCW Code issued by the IMO, course contents and requirements can vary greatly. Method of class delivery, choice of learning tools and testing will be examined to illustrate some of these differences. This paper will show that in order to train new seafarers in the best possible way that will fulfill the IMO mandate of Safer Shipping and Cleaner Oceans, continual review and development of course curriculum should be an ongoing process that focusing on encouraging cadets to communicate in a targeted, efficient and professional way within a nautical context. This paper will show by comparison the huge potential that the Korean Maritime English program has for positive change and growth.
Maritime English;Safety;Communication;Life-long learning;Practical skills;
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