Marlins was originally established in 1994 to provide English Language Training solutions for the shipping industry and is now the leading brand in training solutions for the shipping industry.

The ISF Marlins English Language Test is designed specifically for the shipping industry and is endorsed by the Chamber of Shipping through the International Shipping Federation. It is an online test of English for seafarers of all levels and departments.

The Marlins Test of Spoken English (TOSE) is a separate test to ISF Marlins Test for Seafarers (online). TOSE has been developed to evaluate seafarers' ability to communicate effectively by assessing listening & speaking skills in a one-to-one interview situation. TOSE is designed to test language communication skills within a maritime safety context not to test knowledge of seamanship.

V.Ships office in Gdynia is an approved ISF Marlins Centre, authorised to conduct Marlins Test of Spoken English exams - recognised by UK MCA as an industry standard for communication skills assessment. For more information, email:

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