Workgroup 9: Language

The course “Language for specific purposes: Tourism" is designed to improve and develop English language skills to communicate effectively in the professional context of the possibility and tourist industry as well as to develop confidence and fluency in English, learning and practicing structures and vocabulary, terminology, collocations and idiomatic language related to international travel industry. The course is designed in accordance withe the principles of ESP method which allows teaching tourism in English equipping students with knowledge of topic-based vocabulary, lexical and syntatic peculiarities with integration of four language skills: listening, writing, reading and speaking.

The overarching premise of the course is to introduce tourism professional demeanor, peculiarities of professional process in general, thematic types of tourism in particular as well as professional vocabulary.

After participation the students should:

  • Understand conversations, talks and reports related to the tourism industry;
  • Read complex instructions and demanding texts related to tourism communication;
  • Participate in lively conversation;
  • Use English fluently, accurately and effectively to discuss a wide-range of tourism related topics,
  • Know basic terminology in various domains of tourism;
  • Know peculiarities of tourism and tourism centers;
  • Use knowledge, skills and competences obtained throughout their studies in a professional environment;
  • Use the linguistic and communication skills in the sphere of hospitality;
  • Master how to apply skills and tools obtained throughout the course in creating tour packages;
  • Acquire fundamental techniques in building vocabulary, especially in creating lexical fields;
  • Achieve CEF B1/B2/C1 English language competency;
  • Deepen their understanding of and skills in business correspondence;
  • Find out facts and statistics on their country;
  • Find out specialized tourism in their region.