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ENGLISH FOR TOURISM (LEVEL C1)
INGLESE TURISTICO (LIVELLO C1)

A.Y. Credits
2020/2021 8
Lecturer Email Office hours for students
Mirella Albano Fridays 5 pm
Teaching in foreign languages
Course with online activities entirely in a foreign language English
For this course offered in face-to-face/online mixed mode, online teaching is entirely in a foreign language and the final exam can be taken in the foreign language.

Assigned to the Degree Course

Modern Languages and Civilisations (L-11)
Curriculum: TURISTICO
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Learning Objectives

The course will provide the students the tools  to acquire language competence and performative skills in English in the 4  linguistic  abilities at B2- C1  level of the ECRF. Developing language awareness will be a priority and students will acquire the communicative competence to use English  in the professional and academic contexts .

Focus will be put on the Use of English in the subject-specific area of Tourism  and   in the

academic, professional and occupational contexts, with an international bias. A the end of the course the students will be able to:

-describe places and attractions

-design tours

-comment  data, measures, graphs, etc

- offer advice

-handle complaints

-deal with the public

-discuss and debate topics of general and subject specific interest

-make presentations on the  subject-specific area of tourism and related contexts

The student will also be able to

·  Understand subject-specific audio-video, written and oral texts , distinguish language registers and extract useful information, data, etc.

·  Write subject-specific texts ( correspondence, documents, reports, project works etc)

·  Present scientific articles and essays

·  Discuss on issues related to tourism and related fields

·  Develop and structure an argument with academic sources

·  Discuss  and present a topic in a formal manner

Program

English: Grammar, syntax, vocabulary; Linguistic functions at B2-C1 of the ECRF;Reading comprehension ; writing practice (note taking,  e-mails,summaries, informal/formal communication;articles,  presentations, etc); Developing language awareness will be a priority ; students will learn to use the language for communicative and subject-specific  purposes Students will read and analyse authentic materials ( audio-video-written ) whose contents fall within the  domain of  tourism and focus their attention on the characteristics of the communicative messages( linguistic/pragmatic, etc);

The course will take into consideration topics such as: transport and travel, types of accommodation, weather and climate, environment, geographical features and attractions, niche tourism (sport, luxury,cultural, nautical, business, educational, etc etc) and any other topic the students may be interested in .

Learning Achievements (Dublin Descriptors)

The course will provide the students the tools  to acquire language competence and performative skills in English in the 4  linguistic  abilities at B2- C1  level of the ECRF. Developing language awareness will be a priority and students will acquire the communicative competence to use English  in the professional and academic contexts .

Focus will be put on the Use of English in the subject-specific area of Tourism  and   in the

academic, professional and occupational contexts, with an international bias. A the end of the course the students will be able to:

-describe places and attractions

-design tours

-comment  data, measures, graphs, etc

- offer advice

-handle complaints

-deal with the public

-discuss and debate topics of general and subject specific interest

-make presentations on the  subject-specific area of tourism and related contexts

The student will also be able to

·  Understand subject-specific audio-video, written and oral texts , distinguish language registers and extract useful information, data, etc.

·  Write subject-specific texts ( correspondence, documents, reports, project works etc)

·  Present scientific articles and essays

·  Discuss on issues related to tourism and related fields

·  Develop and structure an argument with academic sources

·  Discuss  and present a topic in a formal manner

Teaching Material

The teaching material prepared by the lecturer in addition to recommended textbooks (such as for instance slides, lecture notes, exercises, bibliography) and communications from the lecturer specific to the course can be found inside the Moodle platform › blended.uniurb.it

Supporting Activities

Forum , tutoring on line 


Didactics, Attendance, Course Books and Assessment

Didactics

On line course on Moodle platform; "flipped" , taks based , communicative, notional/functional approach

1. Entry test

2. Presentation, practice , production of subject-specific linguistic structures , grammar contents, communicative competences and related tasks

3. Audio-Video,  writing comprehension practice and related tasks 

4. Writing production (e-mails, reports, articles, etc) ; oral production ( reporting,discussinng, presenting  etc)

5. Revision and study modules for the consolidation of  knowledge, abilities , competence and performance  in English 

6. Tasks (written-oral)

Attendance

Compulsory

Course books

Vince -Advanced Language Practice C1-Ed McMillan

English for Tourism 

Vince -Advanced Language Practice C1-Ed McMillan

English for International Tourism Upper Intermediate New Edition Coursebook e DVD-ROM Pack

Autore: Strutt Peter , Dubicka Iwona , O'Keeffe Margaret

Editore: Pearson Education Limited

ISBN: 9781447923916

Assessment

Progress tests :written and/or oral tests. Competence and performance tests as appropriate .

Final test

Production of a Project Work   on tourism and /or tourism-related topics and oral presentation of the same.

Assessment will take into consideration:

-grammar accuracy

-coherence and cohesion

-fluency

.pronounciation

Additional Information for Non-Attending Students

Didactics

Course  on Moodle platform; students will access the materials, join Forum discussions, submmit tasks, access on line tutoring 

Course books

Vince -Advanced Language Practice C1-Ed McMillan

English for Tourism 

English for International Tourism Upper Intermediate New Edition Coursebook e DVD-ROM Pack

Autore: Strutt Peter , Dubicka Iwona , O'Keeffe Margaret

Editore: Pearson Education Limited

ISBN: 9781447923916

Assessment

Progress tests :written and/or oral tests. Competence and performance tests as appropriate .

Final test

Production of a Project Work on tourism-related topics and oral presentation of the same.

Assessment will take into consideration:

-grammar accuracy

-coherence and cohesion

-fluency

.pronounciation

Notes

Students will be able to join the Forum and collaborative activities; 

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