MEOL - Maritime English Language Course - Operational Level

MEOL - MARITIME ENGLISH LANGUAGE COURSE - OPERATIONAL LEVEL

AIMS

This training course is designed to cover the requirements of the Circular No. MSN 1/2007: MERCHANT SHIPPING NOTICE issued by the Merchant Shipping Division, of the Government of Sri Lanka.

OBJECTIVES

This syllabus covers the requirements Circular No. MSN 1/2007 : MERCHANT SHIPPING NOTICE issued by the Merchant Shipping Division, of the Government of Sri Lanka. A successful completion of the Training Course will enable the trainee to:

  • Understand instructions on familiar topics
  • Respond to questions on familiar topics
  • Provide information of a situation
  • Describe crew roles and outlines
  • Describe persons/location
  • Understand cross-cultural issues
  • Name positions on board
  • Ask and give directions on board and ashore
  • Express likes and dislikes
  • Explain a process of work
  • Describe expected strands of work and behavior at sea
  • Discuss leisure time on board
  • Demonstrate familiarity with English sounds and spelling
  • Fill a form with personal data
  • Write reports
  • Analyze problems and find solutions
ENTRY STANDARDS 

The course is opened for all seafarers of ‘Operational Level’ on sea-going vessels.

A trainee should be confident in using a wide range of linguistic features in English to express himself accurately and fluently in all but the most demanding situations. He may make some minor mistakes but these will not generally prevent him from being understood. He may experience occasional problems in comprehension but these can usually be overcome with some help. 

COURSE CERTIFICATE 

On successful completion of the course and demonstration of competence, a document may be issued certifying that the holder has met the standard of competence specified in the IMO Model Course 3.17 and of the Circular No. MSN 1/2007: MERCHANT SHIPPING NOTICE issued by the Merchant Shipping Division, of the Government of Sri Lanka.

A certificate may be issued only by centres approved by the administration.

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