Maritime Summer Academy 2018

Culture, Communication and Safety:

Communication in the Multicultural Maritime Working Environment

in cooperation with the Association for Maritime English (G.A.M.E.)

  • Intensive course: 40 hours
  • Course language: English
  • Maximum number of participants: 20

Course date / schedule

6 August - 10 August 2018

Registration deadline

Deadline for registration: 30th of June 2018

Course language


Language level

B2-C2 / Very good English language skills are required.


6 credit points-ECTS*
* Please note: These credits can be transferred to your home university/institution. It is recommended to verify in advance with your home university/institution that the grades you earn in Bremen can be applied to your curriculum or course of study.

Syllabus and Faculty

Culture, Communication and Safety:
Communication in the Multicultural Maritime Working Environment

Lectures, excursion and assessments 40 hours
Group work, individual preparation and reading 20 hours
Total duration 60 hours

The participants should deal with the peculiarities of communication in the multi-cultural / multi-ethnic / multi-lingual maritime work routine on board and ashore, develop their own solution and action competences and be able to pass this on as well.

Topics are:

  1. Safety and the human factor
  2. Language and culture
  3. Overview intercultural research and training
  4. Introduction to CEFR / CEF Merchant Navy Officer Profile
  5. The new CEFR-Companion Volume
  6. Culture, communication, safety in Maritime Communication
Teaching method Input, discussions, partner work, group work, participant Internet research, project work
Assessment Continuous assessment
Syllabus update/created April 2018 / PDF Download application/pdf
Faculty Capt. Assoc. Professor Willi Wittig
President G.A.M.E.
IMO Maritime Ambassador

Dr. Rudi Camerer
Elc-European Language Competence

Mrs Judith Mader
Elc-European Language Competence


Course participants

The program is open to lecturers of Maritime English, students of Maritime Studies or related Maritime Educational Training Institutions, employees of the Maritime Industry (ashore or afloat).

Certificate / transcript of records

At the end of the course a certificate of attendance and transcript of records will be issued to each participant. Successful participants can earn 6 ECTS credit points.


Accommodation expenses in Bremen are not included in the course fee.

For accommodation in Bremen we recommend our partner hotel or partner hostel. Rooms can be booked directly at the hotel/hostel with the indication "Maritime Summer Academy 2018“ until the 15th of June 2018 the latest:

  • The course starts on Monday, 6 August 2018, 9.30 h.
  • The course ends on Friday, 10 August 2018, 17.00 h.
  • Please book your accommodation in Bremen accordingly.

1) Hotel Tryp by Windham Airport Bremen
Neuenlander Str. 55
28199 Bremen
Phone: +49-421- 522680

2) Grand Hostel Bremen
Feuerkuhle 30
28207 Bremen
Phone: +49-421- 6437209

Tram and bus ticket

As a participant in the Maritime Summer Academy on arrival you will receive a ticket for public transport (tram + bus) for the duration of the course. With this ticket you can use all trams and buses within the city of Bremen. For travels on the night trams/buses on the weekend a surcharge of EURO 1 per ride is due.

Additional Information

  • Internet access (wifi) within the university (HSB) is available to every participant.
  • During the entire stay tutors of the Hochschule Bremen will be available and will take care of participants' needs.


For the duration of your stay in Germany we recommend taking out a health and accident insurance policy as well as a third party insurance. The Hochschule Bremen will not be liable for any costs arising in the case of either sickness or injury.
Maritime Summer Academy fees do not include any insurance coverage.


Course fee*

Culture, Communication and Safety:
Communication in the Multicultural Maritime Working Environment
6 August - 10 August Course fee*
Early-bird registration:
Register and transfer the course fee before
1st of June 2018 and benefit from a special rate
EURO 850
Registration and transfer of the course fee after
1st of June 2018
EURO 950

* The course fee includes:

  • Information packet with city guide
  • Seminars and lectures
  • Teaching material
  • Ticket for public transport in Bremen (bus+tram)

* The course fee excludes:

  • Travel expenses
  • Accommodation in Bremen
  • Health and liability insurance
  • Board and personal spendings
  • Participation in optional activities


Registration is made online by:

  • Complete and submit the online registration including photo.
  • Transfer of the respective course fee in EURO within 10 days after registration.
  • All bank charges / costs of the transfer must be covered by you!

Upon receipt of the complete registration documents and fees, participants will receive a confirmation by Email - pdf form. With this confirmation you can apply for your visa if required.

There are two possibilities for the payment of the course fee:

1) Payment by bank transfer
Please transfer the payment in EURO to the following bank account:

Name of the course participant  
Course month  
(International Bank Code)
DE 09 2919 0024 0033 3000 00

(Bank Identifier Code/SWIFT)

Bank Bremische Volksbank eG
Domsheide 14
D-28195 Bremen

Account-Number 333 000 00
Bank Code (BLZ) 291 900 24

2) Payment by credit card
Please download the printout-form and send the completed form back to us: Form application/pdf

In the case of withdrawal made by the respective date (see Calendar) payments paid up until that time will be reimbursed.


Maritime Summer Academy 2018
06.08. –

Registration until 30.06.2018
Fees until 30.06.2018
No reimbursement after 30.06.2018
Welcome and first course day 06.08.2018
Last course day 10.08.2018



For additional information or questions please contact our Summer School Team.

Phone +49 - (0)421 - 5905-4163
Course Office Mrs. Uta Kadmani
Address Hochschule Bremen
HSB-International Summer School
Werderstraße 73
D-28199 Bremen

We would be pleased to welcome you to the Bremen Maritime Summer Academy 2018.

- The program may be subject to change. -