Online English Language Testing

ISF Marlins English Language Test for Seafarers

We have a range of products designed for assessment and training of crews. These resources are used for recruitment and training purposes by key employers in ship management, marine leisure and offshore sectors and are implemented worldwide.

The Marlins English Language Tests are taken online at our Test Platform.  Our tests use contemporary English testing methodology and enable employers to assess understanding of English quickly and accurately. Test users get the chance to practise each question type before they start the test and help information is available in 14 languages. A certificate of the user’s result can be printed out at the end of the test.

The online test also allows larger companies with several test sites to manage the purchase and distribution of tests through one central account. A powerful new reporting feature allows reports to be compiled on purchase history, test balance, test results and enables searches for individual test results.

There are three different English Language Tests targeted at specific industries.


ISF Marlins English Language Test for Seafarers

The ISF Marlins English Language Test for Seafarers allows ship operators to demonstrate that seafarers, of any 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.

Cruise Ship Staff

The Marlins English Language Test for Cruise Ship Staff is tailored specifically for the Cruise Industry. The test is applicable to all marine hotel positions on board cruise ships and can be taken by any nationality in any location worldwide. Test questions have particular emphasis on staff / guest interactions and customer service within a multicultural environment.

Offshore Workers

Marlins English Language Test for Offshore workers

The Marlins English Language Test for Offshore Workers is set within the context of the oil and gas industry. However, it focuses on the ability to understand English as opposed to testing specialised technical skills. It is suitable for all nationalities and positions regardless of whether they are based offshore or onshore.

Start Testing Online

All our tests are taken online at the Marlins Test Platform. You can register your account for free today, and purchase tests online using any major credit / card. The tests will be available immediately in your online account.  For help using the Test Platform please see our support page.

Can’t Test Online?

Whilst our tests are taken online to ensure a secure and up-to-date test, we recognise online testing is not always possible. If you are delivering tests on board, or in a location with a weak or unreliable internet connection, you can use our offline test.