The Maritime English Journal

The Maritime English Journal is a new, academic refereed publication which aims at providing on-line access to all those involved in the research, teaching and learning of methodologies and approaches in the teaching and study of Maritime English, as well as the study of this unique type of English.

International shipping is growing rapidly, with multi-cultural crews speaking English as an International Language through the medium of Maritime English, and understandable and effective communication becomes the goal of this field of international employment

Maritime English is a career tool, and has led to a growing academic area of study. National authorities and training institutions have found it necessary to develop effective training strategies which meet these new demands. Korea, Japan, China and more recently, The Philippines, are growing as the leading builders of ships and suppliers of international crews. All of these countries are EFL or ESL countries.

Our international journal has the goal of promoting second language acquisition research with the emphasis on Maritime ESP. The study of SLA (within this field) is now embracing new ideas  which are free of orthodoxy and challenge existing theories.

Topics involving any aspect of Maritime English will be accepted for review

We invite articles that are research and non research based. Additionally, new literature will be reviewed to keep our audience informed of advances in the field.

15th April 2013

Dr. Paul Robertson
Chief Editor