1. CULTURAL TOURISM. In this lesson students will: 1. Discuss what ‘culture’ means to them. 2. Read about cultural tourism. 3. Study the use of linking words. 4. Use the passive. 5. Take part in meetings. 6. Present a proposal. 7. FCE or CAE Activities.
2. RUNNING A HOTEL. In this lesson students will: 1. Read about what running a hotel involves. 2. Focus on adjectives with -ing and -ed endings. 3. Listen to a hotel manager talk about his job. 4. Practice ‘have/get something done’ structure. 5. Practice making presentation. 6. FCE or CAE Activities.
3. CUSTOMER SERVICE. In this lesson students will: 1. Listen to people discussing customer service. 2. Focus on vocabulary relating to customer service and personal qualities. 3. Discuss different situations and how customer services could deal with each one. 4. Handle telephone conversations. 5. Practice question forms. 6. FCE or CAE Activities.
4. BUSINESS TRAVEL. In this lesson students will: 1. Read an article about changes in business travel. 2. Focus on some popular idioms and metaphors. 3. Discuss how they would
prefer to be rewarded by their employer. 4. Practice past perfect. 5. Practice socializing and
making small talk. 6. Learn about trade fairs. 7. FCE or CAE Activities.
5. TRENDS IN TOURISM. In this lesson students will: 1. Learn about the history of tourism. 2. Discuss reasons and motivations for tourism. 3. Discuss ‘push’ and ‘pull’ factors that motivate tourists. 4. Use visuals. 5. Practice continuous aspects. 6. Tailor a package. 7.
FCE or CAE Activities.
6. GET THE MESSAGE. In this lesson students will: 1. Revise countable and uncountable nouns. 2. Study vocabulary for advertising and publicity, as well as web words and collocations. 3. Discuss features of a good website. 4. Learn about maintaining a website. 5. Learn about improving a media profile. 6. FCE or CAE Activities.
7. HOTEL BRANDING. In this lesson students will: 1. Learn the difference between brands
and products. 2. Read about boutique hotels and hotels of the future. 3. Discuss ideas for a
themed boutique hotel. 4. Make predictions. 5. Create a business plan. 6. Learn about
investing in a hotel. 7. FCE or CAE Activities.
Students may opt to follow a continuous assessment system (work and tests) at specified times during the academic year until May. If the final result of the Continuous Assessment is below 5 (the pass mark) or the student have decided not to follow it, the student may take the final annual exams (written & oral) in June (“convocatorias ordinaria y extraordinaria”) which are published by the school administration.
The following table illustrates the weighted average grade for the continuous assessment:
Mid-Term Autumn Exam 8%
January Semester Exam 14%
Mid-Term Spring Exam 8%
May Semester Exam 14%
Skills Tests (4) 20%
Seminars (4) 20%
Oral Test 6%
This is the weight of the different parts of the annual exams
Final annual exams (convocatoria ordinaria or extraordinaria):
Writing (minimum 4): 20%
A minimum mark of 4 is required in the written section of the final exams.
Criteris específics de la nota «No Presentat»:
Segons normativa de la Universitat de Girona:
La qualificació de "No Presentat" exhaureix convocatòria de qualificació als efectes previstos en la normativa de Permanència i progressió en estudis de grau de la Universitat de Girona.
Students are advised against plagiarism and copying. Any detected and proved case of plagiarism or copying will automatically be marked as a “0” (zero).
The dates of Skills Tests and Seminars will be announced in due time.
Students following the continuous assessment may only miss 3 tests or assessed activities with no need of justification, except January and May/June/July exams where only a medical or work justification will be needed and accepted. Under no circumstances can any of the oral tests, skills tests, tests and seminars be taken on a different date.
A maximum of 3 assessed activities can be excused, including those with necessarily a justification (Term and annual exams) and those which do not require one (Skills Tests, Seminars and Orals).
At the beginning of the course students will be provided with some further guidelines on the subject.