Suitability of current technical English language course materials for International Maritime Academy students
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The study probed the suitability of the materials for learning technical English Language in International Maritime Academy in Bangladesh. Mariners have a different way of communicating on board in different situations and they use some special terms and signal language to communicate among them that is somehow apart than that of casual interactions. So, it is essential to make the learning materials suitable for the learners to enable them to learn this technical language to ensure the safety of life at sea. It has been found that most of the accidents happened is due to poor standards of Maritime English at sea. The purpose of this study is to examine the suitability of current English language learning course materials that are using in International Maritime Academy in Bangladesh. To collect the relevant data, the Researcher has used qualitative method. As research tools of data collection teachers and students interview, focus group discussion with teachers and class observations have been included. The data have been analyzed after collection. English is regarded as a second language in Bangladesh and the maritime English that is the language for the mariners is a specific technical language, new for the learners. So, the suitability of the materials only can ensure the successful learning of the learners with proper implementation. The finding of the study has been summarized in the concluding part.