Project MarEng Plus | Gdynia Maritime University
MarEng Plus - developing the Maritime English Learning Tool
In the MarEngPlus project the partner organisations from several different European countries produce new sections into an earlier developed web based Maritime English Learning Tool MarEng.
The partner group consists of a wide variety of maritime institutions, and involved in the project are education and maritime experts such as English teachers, researchers, training managers, seafaring professionals and representatives of the maritime industry. MarEng Plus is partially financed by the Leonardo daVinci programme of the European Union.
The project will last 24 months, from October 2008 to September 2010.
What’s new in MarEng Plus
The existing MarEng Learning Tool consists of intermediate and advanced level learning material on different maritime topics. The material is based on an idea of a virtual vessel that during its journey encounters different language usage situations in port and on board.
The aim of creating new material into the MarEng Learning Tool is to widen the user base of the Tool. As a result of the MarEng Plus project, two new topics, Transport security and The Environment, as well as elementary level learning material and a Teacher’s manual, will be added in the Tool.
Mobile learning environment
In addition, the MarEng glossary will also be transferred into a mobile learning environment (mobile phone use). The selected actions are mostly based on the feedback obtained from the MarEng Learning Tool user’s all over the world.
For more information about the project, please contact Project Coordinators:
Sari Nyroos, sarnyr [at] utu.fi, tel. +358 (0)2 8378 9544, fax. +358 (0)2 8378 9537
Anne E. Suominen, anelsu [at] utu.fi, tel. +358 (0)2 8378 9539, fax. +358 (0)2 8378 9537
Johanna Vuorenmaa, jakvuo [at] utu.fi, tel. +358 (0)2 8378 9538, fax. +358 (0)2 8378 9537