English courses

Marine agency "Ocean Galaxy Marine" carries out the selection of personnel and the complete set of crews, guided primarily by the international requirements of shipping companies, involving a careful selection of crew based on criteria clearly defined by the policies of shipping companies and international requirements, namely:

  • the presence of profile education and training in accordance with the requirements of the STCW Convention,
  • work experience,
  • professional qualities,
  • the level of English language skills within the requirements of companies.

For what the Marine Agency "Ocean Galaxy Marine" provides an opportunity to be trained in specialized courses of maritime English, working with the agency.

English language courses function at the Agency and provide training to the crew in mini-groups on the basis of a multi-level principle. The curricula are designed to meet the requirements of the shipping companies and are designed to develop communication skills with the mastering of specialized vocabulary, which is a prerequisite for communication and effective work in a mixed crew. Admission to the group is based on the results of a preliminary interview test, which allows to determine the existing level of knowledge and to develop the training scheme required in each specific case.

The development of all training programs is carried out taking into account the requirements of shipping companies on the basis of provided ship documentation and materials, as well as taking into account the practical experience and methodological recommendations of the Marlins Training Center.

Tests are compiled in accordance with international and national requirements, recommendations of crewing agencies and shipowners. Preliminary passage of tests, as practice shows, inspires confidence in you and helps you successfully pass the test.
  • CD Seagull training programs are widely used in the training process, since it is these training programs that are part of the training and development of the crew on board the vessel and their knowledge is one of the requirements of the shipping companies;
  • General English Courses;
  • Marine English in the field (sailors, mechanics, skippers, mechanics, maintenance personnel);
  • English for cadets (deck, car);
  • Intensive pre-trip training (preparation for interview);
  • Intensive preparation for the surrender of Marlins;
  • Carrying out ship correspondence and business negotiations;
  • English language courses on the specifics of international crews;
  • Training at all levels of preparation for the English language in accordance with the requirements of the IMO 3.17 Maritime English;
  • Training in small groups;
  • The possibility of individual training;
  • Individual and training approaches to group learning on the basis of a communicative method: a minimum of grammar - a maximum of specialized vocabulary.


  1. The Model Course (2009 Edition) of the 3.17 Maritime Professional English Language (MAI) recommended to the IMO member countries by the Subcommittee on Safety of Navigation provides significant support to the MAI teachers in training students in accordance with the requirements for competence in English, as specified in the 1978 STCW Convention, as amended.

  2. The course was designed to achieve the final competencies of trainees, and namely navigational assistant navigational watch, engineer watch and rank-and-file navigational watch (ratings of navigational watch). The mastery of this course and the final certification (demonstration of competencies) should confirm that students have knowledge, understanding, skills and skills in English, as indicated in Table A-II / 1, A -III / 1, A-II / 4 STCW.

  3. The amendments of the IMO 2010 (Manila) on the introduction of changes to the STCW specify the final competence with respect to the Marine English language, namely:

    • for the watchmaster's assistant officer - the competence "to use IMO Standard marine phrase communication and to use English in written and oral form" was supplemented by KUP: "to provide communication with other vessels, coast stations and VTS centers" in Table A-II / 1;

    • for electromechanics - the competence to "use English in written and oral form" and the corresponding KUP is added to Table A -III / 6,

    • for the watch mechanic, the rank and file of the navigation watch - the competence within the limits of the performance of their functional duties, respectively, STCW 78/95.

  4. At present, the IMO Subcommittee on Personnel, Training and Watchkeeping has prepared proposals for a new edition of the IMO Model Course 3.17 of Maritime Professional English to align the course with the requirements of the 2010 IMO Amendments. making changes to STCW.

    The proposals contain a detailed list of competencies related to knowledge, understanding, skills and skills (KUP) of the English language, taking into account the working conditions in the multilingual crew.
In our opinion, the purposeful work of IMO on the competency characteristics of the language training of the floating crew of foreign voyage ships should be constantly in the field of vision of the sea-going and sea-going SPOU and employers, The agencies of Morrechrence of Ukraine, moreover, take the feasible participation of specialized educational institutions and Agencies.
Such participation is due to the fact that there are issues for the decision at a high level jointly:

  1. unified requirements for the final knowledge control: there is no unified system of objective, partially formalized evaluation of the language and communicative competencies of Maritime English (MAY) in terms of the types of speech activity;

  2. creation of authentic multilevel educational-methodical complexes: educational literature and software of sea and river SPOU and VSPO solve only separate tasks on the formation of competences;

  3. pan-European trends in training and maintaining the crews' skills of proper ownership MAY: compliance with the competencies of the Common European Framework.