Marlins represents the main international provider of English Language Testing and Training solutions for the maritime industry. The ISF Marlins English Language Test was particularly created for this industry and is approved by the Chamber of Shipping through the International Shipping Federation. It basically consists in an online test of English for seafarers of all ranks and departments.
The Marlins Test of Spoken English (TOSE) is a distinctive examination from ISF Marlins Test for Seafarers, designed in order to verify seafarers’ communication ability by evaluating listening and speaking competences in a one-to-one interview situation.
Narcis Bacaintan, Managing Director of Nedcon Maritime Manpower Supply: “English language knowledge is our client’s key competence requirement for a workforce in an industry where English language ability is essential. In response to the requirements for the seafarers to demonstrate their English communication skills, in February 2004 Nedcon was certified as a Marlins Approved Test Centre in conformity with standards agreed by the UK Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) – Certificate No 53.
Marlins offers quality English language testing solutions for the maritime industry and is an international benchmark for English language ability for seafarers.
We integrated Marlins tests into our recruitment procedures in order to ensure a standardized approach to language competency assessment. In addition, wanting to continuously increase our capabilities and offer further professional and efficient solutions, Nedcon Maritime personnel have been TOSE (Test of Spoken English) certified by the same authorities, enabling us to optimize our recruitment process.”