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A review of maritime English education and training on China in comparison with other top suppliers of seafarers

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Fan, L and Fei, J and Schriever, U and Fan, S, A review of maritime English education and training on China in comparison with other top suppliers of seafarers, Asia-Pacific Journal of Marine Science & Education, 5, (2) pp. 22-38. ISSN 2221-9935 (2015) [Refereed Article]


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Abstract

As a compulsory subject for seafarersí certification of competency in China, Maritime English is designed to ensure Chinese seafarersí maritime English proficiency. However, the outcomes of maritime English education and training are not perceived to be satisfactory by the shipping industry. Research on maritime English education and training in China is relatively sparse and unsystematic. This paper will first review publications on maritime English education and training in China to present a clear picture of existing studies and their findings. A comparative review will then be made between China and other world top suppliers of seafarers to investigate their similarities and differences in maritime English education and training. Due to limited number of journal papers available on the topic, the review mainly focuses on the International Maritime English Conferences Proceedings published from 2004 to 2014. A review of related articles identified five themes: maritime English assessments, maritime English teaching materials, maritime English learning and teaching methods, maritime English teachers and maritime students. Issues corresponding to the five themes are compared and analysed before some suggestions for improvements are made in line with the Manila Amendments 2010.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:maritime English, communicative competence, education and training, STCW, seafarers, safe shipping
Research Division:Education
Research Group:Education Systems
Research Field:Higher Education
Objective Division:Education and Training
Objective Group:Learner and Learning
Objective Field:Learner and Learning Processes
Author:Fan, L (Mr Lidong Fan)
Author:Fei, J (Dr Jiangang Fei)
Author:Schriever, U (Dr Ulf Schriever)
Author:Fan, S (Dr Frances Fan)
ID Code:108568
Year Published:2015
Deposited By:Maritime and Logistics Management
Deposited On:2016-04-26
Last Modified:2016-12-09
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