SeaTALK Maritime English Symposium & Project
From 15-16 June, WMU hosted a 2-day SeaTalk Partners Meeting and on 17 June, a one-day SeaTALK Maritime English Symposium that signalled the conclusion of the European Commission (EC) funded Project.
The 30-month project is funded with the support of the European Commission with the intention to create a harmonized framework enabling seafarers to undergo common Maritime English training and to assess their qualification levels to facilitate workers' mobility due to the common qualifications recognition system within the EU. This includes a unique online platform for Maritime English resources along with a syllabus that includes materials within the framework of STCW competences, CEFR levels and the ECVET system.
WMU provided the setting for the symposium that included some 50 participants from 30 countries. Professor Olof Lindén, Director of Research and the PhD Programme, delivered the welcoming remarks and Associate Professor Clive Cole was responsible for the overall symposium.
The SeaTALK Project will shortly complete its mandates and the outcomes and "products" will become accessible at http://www.seatalk.pro/