The Marlins English Language Test is a software assessment tool, which tests seafarers’ understanding of both written and spoken English.
Use of the Marlins English Language Test allows ship operators to demonstrate that seafarers, of whatever nationality, have been assessed on their ability to communicate in English, a necessity that has been given additional emphasis by the ISM Code and the revised STCW Convention.
Test users get the chance to practice each question type before they start the test and help information is available in 11 languages. User’s result can be displayed at the end of the test.
The test is applicable to all grades of officers and ratings (including catering and hotel personnel) and focuses on the seafarers’ understanding of English as opposed to their “seamanship” skills.
Memory: 1GB (required), 2GB (recommended)
Processor speed: 1.6GHz (required) 3GHz (recommended)
Operating system: Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7
Required: Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0, Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 (recommended). Download: Microsoft .NET Framework