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Welcome to the Database of International Maritime English Conference Proceedings


The International Maritime Lecturers' Association's International Maritime English Conference is a no-border forum: a round table for discussions on sea-related communication problems concerning a universally accepted language, that of Maritime English. IMEC provides a global forum for teachers and all other parties interested in Maritime English learning, teaching and usage for shipping industry purposes who are welcome to freely present their achievements, share experiences, exchange ideas and make suggestions through the IMEC website, the quarterly newsletter and at the annual conference; since its establishment IMEC has held over 20 conferences worldwide:

  • Hamburg, Germany, 1981; St. Malo, France, 1983; La Spezia, Italy, 1985; Plymouth, UK, 1987; Cadiz, Spain, 1989; Lisbon, Portugal, 1991; Amsterdam, Netherlands, 1993; Gdynia, Poland, 1995; Malmö, Sweden, 1997; Shanghai, China 1998; Rijeka, Croatia, 1999; Dalian, China 2000; Varna, Bulgaria, 2001; Qingdao, China, 2002; St Petersburg, Russia, 2003; Manila, Philippines, 2004; Marseille, France, 2005; Rotterdam, Netherlands, 2007; Shanghai, China, 2008; Szczecin, Poland, 2009; Alexandria, Egypt, 2010; Constanta, Romania, 2011; Yangon, Myanmar, 2012; Istanbul, Turkey, 2013, Terschelling, The Netherlands, 2014; Johor Bahru, Malaysia, 2015.; Göteborg. Sweden, 2016; Busan, Republic of Korea, 2017;

Since the very beginning the themes of IMEC conferences have covered the various aspects of teaching and research in Maritime English and maritime communication. Over the last decade the IMEC conferences have also introduced the topics in culture awareness in maritime communication, with particular reference to Maritime English.

The present database includes the proceedings of the most recent conferences, i.e. from IMEC20 to IMEC29. Subsequently, proceedings of earlier conferences will be added to the database for easy search, reference and recovery of full text of papers.