English through Travel & Tourism
Overview: This course is for students who wish to communicate effectively in everyday situations and gain a sound understanding of the principles of the English language.The content of the Travel and Tourism course can be tailoredf or both managers and/or customer-facing personnel, and can be job specific (for example, tour guide, reception staff). This is for anyone who needs to develop the language and skills necessary to work in an environment related to travel and tourism.
The main principles for the English for Travel & Tourism course include:
- Understanding and communicating in English is essential for any students wanting to pursue a career in the tourism and hospitality industries.
- Practicing and being able to respond to expressions that are commonly used in each segment of these industries is essential for success.
- This course provides the opportunity for you to improve the skills of reading, writing, listening and speaking as well as enhancing and increasing your active / working vocabulary and grammar knowledge.
- There will be a focus on accuracy and on developing fluency.
- By the end of the course you can expect to have improved your communicative competence and feel more confident and independent as a learner.
- You will also learn how to communicate effectively with clients, customers and guests using the correct etiquette, and deepen your understanding of cross-cultural interaction.
- You will learn targeted, functional language enabling you to meet client needs, provide high levels of service, and understand how to solve problems.
Course Introduction, Syllabus, and Agenda
Unit One Transportation Vocabulary
Unit Two: Hotel Accommodations & Itineraries
Unit Three: Out & About (Sightseeing, Shopping, Dining)
Unit Four-Phrases to Know for Tourism
Unit Five: Idioms found in Travel English
Unit Six: Comparing English Speaking Countries
Unit Seven: Types of Tourism, Weather, and International Events
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