|SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR||L-LIN/12|
This course is designed to improve the level of Maritime English of Deck Offcers and Marine Engineers.
This course of scientific English enables students to gain sufficient specific knowledge in order to overcome the barrier of the English language, drawing from international scientific literature, not only for the purposes of professional updating, but also to master techical terminology in the maritime sector.
The objectives of the course are to:
There are no specific prequisites but trainees are expected to have a basic knowledge of basic General English.
The methodology is based on the principles of the Communicative Approach in that it promotes practical, content-based, communicative competence in English, according to the requirements of the STCW Convention.
The lessons envisage classroom, webinars, groupwork, pairwork and individual study.
Besides some technical terms, the lessons will be held entirely in English and will provide practice in reading and listening comprehension and speaking skills.
The material will be made available on Microsoft Teams and/or Aulaweb.
Working students and students with certified SLD (Specific Learning Disorders), disability or other special educational needs are advised to contact the teacher at the beginning of the course to agree on teaching and examination arrangements so to take into account individual learning patterns, while respecting the teaching objectives.
The syllabus will cover the following content: types of vessel; discuss navigational routes and geographic locations; understand standard helm orders; name positions onboard and give directions; describe routine operations on board and watchkeeping duties, understand standard engine orders; develop cultural awareness relating to passengers, nationality and food on board; understand commands in emergency situations on board; describe weather conditions and understand weather forecasts; report incidents that occurred at sea; request for medical assistance; and understand some technical and legal language of the STCW Convention.
Resources, material and feedback will be provided on Microsoft Teams and/or Aulaweb.
Supplementary material is provided at the request of student workers or students with SLD to meet their specific needs.
JAMES LOGAN REYNOLDS (President)
MASSIMO FIGARI (President Substitute)
SINCE IT IS IMPOSSIBLE TO PROVIDE A DEFINITIVE LESSON SCHEDULE NOW DUE TO THE COVID EMERGENCY AND PROVISIONS RELEASED BY UNIGE CONCERNING THE TEACHING ACTIVITY IN PHASE 3, WE STRONGLY RECCOMMEND THAT STUDENTS FREQUENTLY VISIT THE FOLLOWING WEBSITE FOR AN UPDATE:
All class schedules are posted on the EasyAcademy portal.
The final exam consists in an Oral assessment to ensure that the trainees have met the course objectives.
In case of emergency and only according to specific indications by the University of Genoa, the assessment method for the exam might be changed, including the possibility of an online procedure.
There will be 2 formative tests during the course and 1 final summative exam at the end:
The final mark ranges from a minimum of 18 points to a maximum of 30 points "cum laude".
For disabled or SLD students, the examination procedure conforms to the University’s regulations for carrying out the exams (https://unige.it/disabilita-dsa).