Dades generals

Curs acadèmic:
2017
Descripció:
Crèdits ECTS:
6

Grups

Grup A

Durada:
Semestral, 2n semestre
Professorat:
MARIA DAFNE SOLA PARERA
Idioma de les classes:
Anglès (100%)

Grup B

Durada:
Semestral, 2n semestre
Professorat:
MARIA DAFNE SOLA PARERA
Idioma de les classes:
Anglès (100%)

Competències

  • 4. Utilitzar la llengua anglesa i una altra llengua estrangera
  • 9. Tenir habilitat per a les relacions personals en qualsevol context i situació.
  • 17. Comunicar-se oralment i per escrit
  • 21. Utilitzar la terminologia i el llenguatge dels diversos àmbits turístics

Continguts

1. BLOCK 1. ENGLISH FOR TOURISM & GRAMMAR.

2. Air travel • Airport & aircraft terminology • Developments in airport services • Airport security • The passive • Word focus 1

3. Hotel procedures • The staff structure of hotels • Rewarding good performance • Word collocations: achieve, carry out, devote / stay, spend, pass/ make, cause, have • Modal verbs to express certainty and possibility • Word building 1

4. Applying for a job: Writing cover letters • Tips on how to write a good cover letter • Modals expressing ability • Verb collocations with ambition, career, experience and job • Writing test#2: A cover letter • Structural conversion 1

5. Practice of a complete FCE examination I

6. Quoting prices • Revision of numbers • Explaining prices. Expressing mathematical operations • Word focus 2

7. Trends in tourism • Identifying latest trends in tourism • The language of statistics • Causatives: have and get • Writing test# 3: A statistical report • Word building 2

8. Gastronomy • Food terminology • Describing dishes • Words often confused: food, dish and meal • Focus on intensifiers: so/such, too /enough • Writing task # 4: A menu • Structural conversion 2

9. Practice of a complete FCE examination 2

10. BLOCK 2. COMMUNICATION & CULTURE

11. Reading: 14 Tourism Trends That Will Change The Way You Think About Your Career. Writing test # 1: An essay

12. Professional language: Hotel check-in & check-out

13. Pronunciation: Introduction to sounds and phonemic alphabet

14. Series: Spaced(1999) : s1 e1 Beginnings / s1 e6 Epiphanies

15. Professional language: Giving presentations

16. Pronunciation: vowel sounds

17. Series: The Sopranos (1999) s1e1

18. Reading:The Man of the crowd, by Edgar Allan Poe

19. BLOCK 3: SELF-LEARNING WORK The teacher will ask students to do a number of self-learning activities from the program called Tell me More ® from the Rosetta Stone Company. At the onset of the 2nd term, the teacher will establish the number of hours students will have to dedicate to activities from this programme. Tell me More® will evaluate the work done and will generate a final report according to the work load done in terms of hours spent on the various activities. Doing the amount of work requested will grant the student a percentage of the final grade.

Activitats

Tipus d’activitat Hores amb professor Hores sense professor Total
Classes expositives 10 0 10
Classes participatives 40 6 46
Lectura / comentari de textos 8 8 16
Prova d'avaluació 9 22 31
Resolució d'exercicis 6 21 27
Simulacions 4 16 20
Total 77 73 150

Bibliografia

  • Peter Strutt (2013). English for International Tourism. Upper-intermediate. Pearson.
  • Robin Walker, Keith Harding (2007). Tourism 2 (First edition). Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  • Bourke, Kenna& Maris, Amanda (2006). Test It, Fix It. FCE:Use of English.(Upper-Intermediate). Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  • Pohl, Alison (1996). Test your Business English. Hotel and Catering. London: Penguin Books.
  • Riley, David (1995). Check your Vocabulary for Hotels, Tourism and Catering Management. Great Britain: Peter Colin Publishing.
  • Guy Brook-Hart (2014). Complete First (2ª). Madrid: Cambridge University Press.
  • Nick kenny, Lucrecia Luque-Mortimer (2014). Practice Tests Plus 2. Harlow: Pearson.
  • Luke Promodrou (2012). Grammar and Vocabulary for Cambridge First, . Harlow: Pearson Education Limited..
  • Harrison, Mark (2008). Use of English. First Certificate Skills for Cambridge English. Oxford University Press.

Avaluació i qualificació

Activitats d'avaluació:

Descripció de l'activitat Avaluació de l'activitat %
Self-study work Tasks that students will have to do on their own from a multi-media program. 10
Writing tests Students will have 4 writing tests throughout the year. These tests will consist in a writing task that may incorporate grammar and language covered in class. These tests will be done in class, not at home, and will be obligatory. 20
Oral exams Two oral exams (one each semester)that will require students to show their ability to produce spontaneous language based on the activities covered in English for Communication (block 2). Minimum score: 5 for each exam. 30
Competence exams Two competence exams, one at the end of each semester, taken during the period of exams. These exams will cover block 1, including English for Tourism contents, the grammar points covered in class and FCE exercises taken from official examinations (not covered in class) . Minimum score: 5 for each exam. 40

Qualificació

The percentages above concern students who choose SUMMATIVE or ONGOING ASSESSEMENT. These learners will also have to take into account the following considerations:
1. If a student fails the competence exam of the first term, he/she will have the chance to recover this part in the competence exam of the second term.
2. If a student fails the oral exam of the first semester, he/she will have to recover this part in the oral exam of the second term.
3. Students who do not show up for a writing test will have the opportunity to do that written task on the day of the competence exam of that semester.
4. Students who fail a writing test will not be given the opportunity to recover that mark.



SUMMATIVE ASSESSMENT:
Those students who prefer to be assessed just once a year, in other words, those students who relinquish their right to formative assessment in favour of summative assessment, will just sit a written exam in June (50% of the grade), an oral exam (30%), and will also have to show they have done a number of activities from the Tell Me More program (20%). In both exams the minimum score will be a 5.
Notice of their choice of assessment must be reported before 30th October should they want summative assessment.

Criteris específics de la nota «No Presentat»:
"NO PRESENTAT" will be given only to those students who do not show up to the exam.

Observacions

There will be three groups for English lessons, A, B and C, in order to reinforce interaction between teacher and students and promote conversation and oral practice in class. These groups will do exactly the same program; they will not be created according to level.

The English for Tourism & Grammar block will be done on a day and time different from the Communication & Culture lesson.

Students who have difficulties following the level of the course are advised to seek external reinforcement by means of attending the tutorial sessions of the professor, the midday lessons offered by Euroaula, self-learning work on line, conversation practice with private teachers or international students, etc.